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Willa Cather was born in Back Creek Valley, Virgina.
Gradesaver. 13 January 2005. <http://www.gradesaver.com/ClassicNotes/Authors/about_willa_cather.html>
Willa Cather was born on December 7, 1873.
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Willa Cather's ancestors came to Pennsylvania from Ireland around the 1750's.
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Willa moved to Webster County, Nebraska in 1883 to join her grandparents and uncle.
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In 1884 Willa moved to Red Cloud, Nebraska. In the railroad town of Red Cloud her father opened a insurance and loan office.
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Willa's mother was seen as a vain women who was pretty much only concerned about fashion. Willa's mother was determined to turn Willa into "a lady."
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At a younger age Willa was seen as more of a tomboy. She wore trousers and cut her hair shorter.
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Willa meet Annie Sadilek, whom later Willa used as Antonia in My Antonia.
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Willa Cather graduated in 1890 from Red Cloud High School.
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Willa Cather attended the University of Nebraska at Lincoln.
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In college, Willa spent time publishing articles and reviews, as well as editing the school's magazine.
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In 1892, Willa's short story "Peter" was published in a Boston magazine. This short story later became part of My Antonia.
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Willa Cather graduated from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln in 1895.
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Soon after graduating, Willa returned to Red Cloud, Nebraska. She was soon offered a position as an editor for the Home Monthly in Pittsburgh.
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Willa Cather wrote many short stories that came together to form the Troll Garden, which was published in 1905.
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Willa's short stories got the attention of S.S. McClure. She soon moved to New York to join McClure's Magazine.
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At first working for McClure, Willa was a member of the staff. Soon she became the magaging editor.
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Willa meet Sara Orne Jewett while working for McClure. Sara inspired Willa to write about Nebraska.
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Around 1912, Willa quit working for McClure after five years, so that she could have her own writing time.
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In 1912, Cather decided to visit the Southwest because she was fascinated by the Anasazi cliff dwellings.
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Willa's O Pioneer was published in 1913.
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Cather wrote My Antonia in 1917, while she was living in New Hampshire.
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Cather won the Pulitzer Prize for her One of Ours in 1923.
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In 1923, Cather's A Lost Lady was published.
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Cather's novels were mainly focused on the death of the pioneering tradition, as well as the destruction of provinical life.
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After so much success, Cather entered a period of despair.
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In 1925, Cather wrote The Professor's House.
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Cather's My Mortal Enemy was written in 1926.
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In 1927, Cather wrote Death Comes for the Archbishop.
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Cather died on April 24, 1947.
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Cather ordered her letters to be burned at the time of her death.
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Willa Cather was buried in New Hampshire.
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Cather was a journalist, critic, as well as a writer.
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Cather helped shape the American modernists thoughts and writings.
Willa Cather Site. 13 January 2005. <http://fp.image.dk/fpemarxlind/>
In 1900, Cather lived in Washington, so she could work as a correspondent for two Pittsburgh magazines.
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March of 1900, Cather moved back to Pittsburgh.
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It was in Pittsburg around 1900, when Cather became a school teacher at Central High School.
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Cather traveled to Europe with Isabella McClung in 1902.
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In 1903, Cather published April Twilights.
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It was in 1903 when Cather meet Edith Lewis.
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The Song of the Lark was published by Cather in 1915.
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Cather's short story collection Youth and the Bright Medusa was published in 1920.
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Cather joined the Episcopal Church in 1922.
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In 1930, Willa Cather was awarded the Howells Medal from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters for her Death Comes for the Archbishop.
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Cather's Shadows on the Rock was published in 1931.
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Around 1932, Cather published a collection of short stories called Obscure Destinies.
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Cather's Obscure Destinies included Neighbour Rosicky.
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Lucy Gayheart was published in 1935 by Cather.
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Willa Cather's collection of essay's called Not under Forty was published in 1936.
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In 1938, Cather published Sapphira and the slave Girl.
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In 1944, Cather received the Gold Medal of the National Institute of Arts and Letters.
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In high school, Cather was one of three classmates that gave orations at graduation.
Willa Cather. Scott Newstrom. 6 January 1996. Havard University. <http://www.gustavus.edu/oncampus/academics/english/cather/>
There is an elementary school named after Willa Cather.
Willa Cather. Scott Newstrom. 6 January 1996. Havard University. <http://www.gustavus.edu/oncampus/academics/english/cather/>
On December 7th 1998, they celebrated Cather's 125th birthday in Red Cloud, Nebraska.
Willa Cather. Scott Newstrom. 6 January 1996. Havard University. <http://www.gustavus.edu/oncampus/academics/english/cather/>
On May 28th, 1998 the 31st American Literature Association Conference was held in San Diego, CA. It was there where two scholarly panels one Will Cather were devoted. One was devoted to examining My Antonia, while the other was to Cather's work in general.
Willa Cather. Scott Newstrom. 6 January 1996. Havard University. <http://www.gustavus.edu/oncampus/academics/english/cather/>
IN 1996 on October 2-3 the American Press Women hosted a "Willa Cather Weekend" in Red Cloud, Nebraska.
Willa Cather. Scott Newstrom. 6 January 1996. Havard University. <http://www.gustavus.edu/oncampus/academics/english/cather/>
Cather wrote Alexander's Bridge in 1912.
Willa Cather. Scott Newstrom. 6 January 1996. Havard University. <http://www.gustavus.edu/oncampus/academics/english/cather/>
Cather wrote short stories such as Youth and the Bright Medusa in 1920.
Willa Cather. Scott Newstrom. 6 January 1996. Havard University. <http://www.gustavus.edu/oncampus/academics/english/cather/>
Cather wrote the short story Obscure Destinies in 1932.
Willa Cather. Scott Newstrom. 6 January 1996. Havard University. <http://www.gustavus.edu/oncampus/academics/english/cather/>
Willa Cather wrote "The Affair at Grover Station." Affairs have appeared more than once in her writings.
Willa Cather. Scott Newstrom. 6 January 1996. Havard University. <http://www.gustavus.edu/oncampus/academics/english/cather/>
Quote: "I tell you there is such a thing as creative hate." From The Song of the Lark.
Willa Cather. Scott Newstrom. 6 January 1996. Havard University. <http://www.gustavus.edu/oncampus/academics/english/cather/>
When Cather first moved to Nebraska she lived in Webster County. She lived there for two years.
Willa Siebret Cather.Nebraska. <http://www.nde.state.ne.us/SS/notables/cather.html>
Cather taught English and Latin at Allegheny, Pennsylvania.
Willa Siebret Cather.Nebraska. <http://www.nde.state.ne.us/SS/notables/cather.html>
In 1917, Cather continued her education and recieved an doctorate of letters at the Univeristy of Nebraska.
Willa Siebret Cather.Nebraska. <http://www.nde.state.ne.us/SS/notables/cather.html>
Cather received honorary degrees from the University of California, Columbia, University of Michigan, Yale, and Princeton.
Willa Siebret Cather.Nebraska. <http://www.nde.state.ne.us/SS/notables/cather.html>
In 1925, Cather's A Lost Lady was made into a silent movie.
Willa Siebret Cather.Nebraska. <http://www.nde.state.ne.us/SS/notables/cather.html>
Willa Cather was the first women to be voted into the Nebraska Hall of Fame.
Willa Siebret Cather.Nebraska. <http://www.nde.state.ne.us/SS/notables/cather.html>
Cather was inducted into the Hall of Great Westerners in Oklahoma City in 1974.
Willa Siebret Cather.Nebraska. <http://www.nde.state.ne.us/SS/notables/cather.html>
In 1988, in Senece,New York Cather was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame.
Willa Siebret Cather.Nebraska. <http://www.nde.state.ne.us/SS/notables/cather.html>
Will Cather's childhood home in Red Cloud was preserved by the Willa Cather Pioneer Memorial and Educational Foundation.
Willa Siebret Cather.Nebraska. <http://www.nde.state.ne.us/SS/notables/cather.html>
In 1978, Cather's childhood home was given to the State of Nebraska. It was to be administered as the Willa Cather Historical Center.
Willa Siebret Cather.Nebraska. <http://www.nde.state.ne.us/SS/notables/cather.html>
Cather was the oldest of seven.
Willa Cather. 14 July 1998. <http://www.womenwriters.net/domesticgoddess/cather1.htm>
Cather saw the new inhabitants of the midwest as, ""It is perhaps natural that they should be very much interested in material comfort, in buying whatever is expensive and ugly" since they "were reared amid hardships" --> from My Antonia
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Cather spoke a lot about nature
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Cather wrote intimatly about the settings of the stories.
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Cather's work was not seen so much as about "the prairie" but more on the people who lived there and their relationships.
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It is speculated that Cather had relationships with other women.
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Cather's intimate friendships are found between her characters in her writings.
Willa Cather. 14 July 1998. <http://www.womenwriters.net/domesticgoddess/cather1.htm>
Cather is seen as one of the most important American novelists of the first half of the 20th century.
Willa Cather. <http://www.uic.edu/depts/quic/history/willa_cather.html>
Throughout her life she was been as a tomboy.
Willa Cather. <http://www.uic.edu/depts/quic/history/willa_cather.html>
It was said Cathers themes in her works interwined with the universal story of the rise of civilizations in history.
Willa Cather. <http://www.uic.edu/depts/quic/history/willa_cather.html>
Cather's works interwined with the drama of the immigrant in a new world.
Willa Cather. <http://www.uic.edu/depts/quic/history/willa_cather.html>
When Cather first arrived at University of Nebraska, she dressed as William Cather, her opposite sex twin.
Willa Cather. <http://www.uic.edu/depts/quic/history/willa_cather.html>
It was said Cather fell in love with Louise Pound in college.
Willa Cather. <http://www.uic.edu/depts/quic/history/willa_cather.html>
Cather spent 40 years of her life with her companion Edith Lewis in New York.
Willa Cather. <http://www.uic.edu/depts/quic/history/willa_cather.html>
Cathers writings drew on her memories and knowledge of Nebraska.
Willa Cather. <http://www.uic.edu/depts/quic/history/willa_cather.html>
Cather never wrote openly about gays or lesbians, but it was said "that her work can be interpreted with a lesbian or gay subtext if one knows to look for the clues."
Willa Cather. <http://www.uic.edu/depts/quic/history/willa_cather.html>
There was a garden named after Cather called "Cather Garden" at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Willa Cather. <http://www.uic.edu/depts/quic/history/willa_cather.html>
Cather grew up among European immigrants, whom most were from Scandinavia.
Willa Siebert Cather. Books and Writers. <http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/wcather.htm>
At one point in her life Cather signed her name William Cather, Jr. and later Dr. Will.
Willa Siebert Cather. Books and Writers. <http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/wcather.htm>
As a child Cather listened to old immigrant women tell stories of their childhood.
Willa Cather's Style of Writing. http://www.termpapers4u.com/general/cather.htm
Cather did not accept her generation's idea that women should be domestic, passive, and uneducated.
Willa Cather's Style of Writing. http://www.termpapers4u.com/general/cather.htm
Cather created imagery by appealing to the five senses in her writings.
Willa Cather's Style of Writing. http://www.termpapers4u.com/general/cather.htm
Cather very often used metaphores and similes in writing.
Willa Cather's Style of Writing. http://www.termpapers4u.com/general/cather.htm
The words from My Antonia were carved into Cather's tombstone.
Willa Cather's Style of Writing. http://www.termpapers4u.com/general/cather.htm
Death Comes Before the Archbishop has been considered one of Cather's masterpieces.
Willa Cather's Style of Writing. http://www.termpapers4u.com/general/cather.htm
Cather very often used symbolizm throughout her writing.
Willa Cather's Style of Writing. http://www.termpapers4u.com/general/cather.htm
Cather felt that themes of truth, beauty, honesty,despair, and love were important qualities.
Willa Cather's Style of Writing. http://www.termpapers4u.com/general/cather.htm
My Antonia is seen as Cather's finest work.
Willa Siebert Cather. Books and Writers. <http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/wcather.htm>
In her early years of education, Cather was homeschooled.
Willa Siebert Cather. Books and Writers. <http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/wcather.htm>