American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Cather, Willa Sibert 1873-1947. American author who wrote about frontier life. Her novel One of Ours (1922) won a Pulitzer Prize.
- n. United States writer who wrote about frontier life (1873-1947)
“Courtney – Now Willa Cather is someone I really want to read, and soon.”
“The fiction of Edith Wharton and Willa Cather is not self-consciously "experimental," but neither is it merely prose storytelling these writers fastened on "to chronicle the American psyche," as Torrance also puts it.”
“That is why people often call Cather a "conservative," whether they approve of conservatism or not.”
“You know, I haven’t quite been able to commit myself yet to Hermione Lee’s biography of Woolf, but I’ve been eyeing her book about Willa Cather, which is quite a bit shorter (God, I sound like a fifteen-year-old school girl, don’t I?, worried about the length of a book.)”
“Indeed, such a law would make it difficult to teach the "immoral" lessons of many classics of English language literature, including the works of Shakespeare, Chaucer, James Joyce, Mark Twain, Willa Cather, Scott Fitzgerald, James Agee, or Doris Lessing.”
“There are only two or three human stories and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely as if they'd never happened before - Willa Cather (1873-1947)”
“Cather was living in NY as the library was completed with her close friend Edith Lewis.”
“I think I remember Willa Cather being particularly talented in this area.”
“But the teachers wanted us to read books by Willa Cather, F.”
“Cleopatra, one of Taylor's gaudiest roles, does make a nice change from Susan B. Anthony or Willa Cather as a subject of feminist discussion, but the book's thesis is too tenuous, the evidence too sparse, to be persuasive.”
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