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Born on December 7, 1873 in Back Creek Valley
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First Cathers originally came from Ireland to Pennsylvania in the 1750's
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Moved to Red CLoud Nebraska in 1884
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Her father worked at a loan and insurance office.
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Her mother was a "vain woman, mostly concerned with fashion and trying to turn WIlla into a lady."
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Meets Annie Sadilek in Red Cloud; she later uses her for the Antonia character in "My Antonia"
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SHe later moves to Lincoln Nebraska in 1890 to study for the entrance exam at the University of Nebraska.
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Published "Peter" in a Boston magazine in 1892 (it later became part of My Antonia)
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Published "On the Divide" in 1896
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Taught English and Latin in Pittsburgh high schools in 1901
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Visited Europe in 1902
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"April Twilights", a collection of poetry, is published in 1903.
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"The Troll Garden", a short story collection, is published in 1905
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Later, in 1906, she moves to New York and eventually becomes the managing editor of McClure's Magazine.
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Meets Sarah Orne Jewett in 1908, who later inspires Willa to write about Nebraska.
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Writes "The Bohemian Girl" in 1911.
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"Alexander's Bridge" is published in 1912.
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Cather visits the Southwest for the first time and she "discovers herself"
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She is fascinated by the Anasazi cliff dwellings.
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This place made her think of Nebraska and its mixture of native and immigrant cultures
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On her way home from the Southwest, Cather visits her old Bohemian friends in Nebraska
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Publishes "O Pioneers!" in 1913
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Visits Mesa Verde in COlorado in 1915
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Publishes "The SOng of the Lark" in 1915
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Meets her old friend ANnie Sadilek Pavelka in 1915
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Write "My Antonia" in 1917
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Publishes "My Antonia" in 1918
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Publishes short story collection "Youth and the Bright Medusa" in 1920
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"One of Ours" is published in 1922
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SHe is awarded the Pulitzer prize for "One of Ours" in 1923
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Publishes "A Lost Lady" in 1923
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Published "The Professor's House" in 1925
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Published "My Mortal Enemy" in 1926
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Published "Death Comes for the Archbishop" in 1930
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Publishes "SHadows on the Rock" in 1931
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Obscure Destinies, a collection of 3 short stories, is based on the Pavelka family
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Awarded Prix Femina Americain for "Shadows on the Rock" in 1933
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Publishes "Lucy Gayheart" in 1935
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Essay collection "Not under Forty" in 1936
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Publishes "Sapphira and the slave Girl" in 1938
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Publishes "The Best Years" in 1945
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Willa Cather dies on April 24, 1947
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She was a tomboy who was at home in the saddle
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Cather was often thought of as a chronicler of the pioneer American West
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When she first arrived at the University of Nebraska she dresses as Willaim Cather, her opposite sex twin.
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"Some memories are realities, and are better than anything that can ever happen to one again."- Willa Cather
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"There are all those early memories, one cannot get another set."-Willa Cather
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In 1944 Cather recieved the Gold Medal of the National Institute of Arts and Letters
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Six of Cather's twelve novels are set in the Red CLoud and Webster COunty of her youth
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"Cather once said that she belonged to a world that had split in two and, as a woman of two centuries-- the conservative nineteenth and the twentieth-- she certainly bridged quite a gap."
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