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What was Willa Cather's first published novel?
Alexander's Bridge (1912)
Willa Cather. Finnessy, Patrick. 2005. University of Illinois in Chicago. 16 January 2005. < http://www.uic.edu/depts/quic/history/willa_cather.html >
Which work of Willa Cather's gave her the Pulitzer Prize for fiction?
One of Ours (1922)
Willa Cather. Finnessy, Patrick. 2005. University of Illinois in Chicago. 16 January 2005. < http://www.uic.edu/depts/quic/history/willa_cather.html >
How did Willa Cather arrive to UNL?
As William Cather, her male twin.
Willa Cather. Finnessy, Patrick. 2005. University of Illinois in Chicago. 16 January 2005. < http://www.uic.edu/depts/quic/history/willa_cather.html >
Who did Willa Cather condemn in Lincoln, NE's Journal?
Oscar Wilde.
Willa Cather. Finnessy, Patrick. 2005. University of Illinois in Chicago. 16 January 2005. < http://www.uic.edu/depts/quic/history/willa_cather.html >
What was Willa Cather's first published work?
A poetry collection, April Twilights (1903)
Willa Cather. Finnessy, Patrick. 2005. University of Illinois in Chicago. 16 January 2005. < http://www.uic.edu/depts/quic/history/willa_cather.html >
What was The Troll Garden?
A short story collection.
Willa Cather. Finnessy, Patrick. 2005. University of Illinois in Chicago. 16 January 2005. < http://www.uic.edu/depts/quic/history/willa_cather.html >
What does Willa Cather have to do with McClure's Magazine? (!?)
She was the editory from 1906-1912.
Willa Cather. Finnessy, Patrick. 2005. University of Illinois in Chicago. 16 January 2005. < http://www.uic.edu/depts/quic/history/willa_cather.html >
What is Ms. Cather's full name, and where was she born?
Willa Sibert Cather, and Back Creek County, Virginia.
Willa Cather. Finnessy, Patrick. 2005. University of Illinois in Chicago. 16 January 2005. < http://www.uic.edu/depts/quic/history/willa_cather.html >
Where does the Cather family originate?
Her ancestors came from Ireland to Pennsylvania in the 1750's.
"Willa Cather." Geocities. 16 January 2005. < http://www.geocities.com/Wellesley/3005/Catherintro.html >
Why did Willa's family move to Nebraska?
To join Willa's parents, William and Caroline, and her uncle George.
"Willa Cather." Geocities. 16 January 2005. < http://www.geocities.com/Wellesley/3005/Catherintro.html >
When does the Cather family move from Webster County, NE to Red Cloud?
1884, one year after moving to Webster County.
"Willa Cather." Geocities. 16 January 2005. < http://www.geocities.com/Wellesley/3005/Catherintro.html >
Who is the muse for the literary character Antonia in My Antonia?
Annie Sadilek.
"Willa Cather." Geocities. 16 January 2005. < http://www.geocities.com/Wellesley/3005/Catherintro.html >
What short story, published in a Boston magazine, later becomes part of My Antonia?
"Peter"
"Willa Cather." Geocities. 16 January 2005. < http://www.geocities.com/Wellesley/3005/Catherintro.html >
What does Ms. Cather do after she graduates UNL?
She moves to Pittsburgh to edit "Home Monthly", make reviews for "Pittsburgh Leader", and teach English and Latin in Pittsburgh high schools.
"Willa Cather." Geocities. 16 January 2005. < http://www.geocities.com/Wellesley/3005/Catherintro.html >
What did Willa Cather win for Death Comes for the Archbishop?
(1930) Howells Medal for the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters
Willa Cather Home Page. ed. Newstrom, Scott. 5 March 2002. Harvard University. 16 January 2005. < http://www.gustavus.edu/oncampus/academics/english/cather/awards.html >
What did Ms. Cather win in 1932 for distinguished literary accomplishment?
Prix Femina Americaine
Willa Cather Home Page. ed. Newstrom, Scott. 5 March 2002. Harvard University. 16 January 2005. < http://www.gustavus.edu/oncampus/academics/english/cather/awards.html >
Where did Ms. Cather receive honorary degrees?
University of Nebraska, University of Michigan, University of California, Columbia University, Yale University, Princeton, and Creighton.
Willa Cather Home Page. ed. Newstrom, Scott. 5 March 2002. Harvard University. 16 January 2005. < http://www.gustavus.edu/oncampus/academics/english/cather/awards.html >
Who did Willa Cather live with for 39 years?
Edith Lewis
Willa Cather Home Page. ed. Newstrom, Scott. 5 March 2002. Harvard University. 16 January 2005. < http://www.gustavus.edu/oncampus/academics/english/cather/awards.html >
When and where did Ms. Cather graduate high school?
Red Cloud High School, 1890.
"Biography of Willa Cather." 2003. Classic Notes. 16 January 2005. < http://www.gradesaver.com/ClassicNotes/Authors/about_willa_cather.html >
In her visit to the Southwest, what was Ms. Cather facinated with?
Anasazi cliff dwellings.
"Biography of Willa Cather." 2003. Classic Notes. 16 January 2005. < http://www.gradesaver.com/ClassicNotes/Authors/about_willa_cather.html >
Up until A Lost Lady, what were Ms. Cather's novels focused on?
The destruction of provincial life and the death of the pioneering tradition.
"Biography of Willa Cather." 2003. Classic Notes. 16 January 2005. < http://www.gradesaver.com/ClassicNotes/Authors/about_willa_cather.html >
At the time of her death, what did Ms. Cather order?
She ordered to have her letters burned.
"Biography of Willa Cather." 2003. Classic Notes. 16 January 2005. < http://www.gradesaver.com/ClassicNotes/Authors/about_willa_cather.html >
Where is Ms. Cather buried?
New Hampshire.
"Biography of Willa Cather." 2003. Classic Notes. 16 January 2005. < http://www.gradesaver.com/ClassicNotes/Authors/about_willa_cather.html >
What family placing was Willa Cather?
She was the eldest of seven children.
Willa Cather. 2003. Domestic Goddesses. 16 January 2005. < http://www.womenwriters.net/domesticgoddess/cather1.htm >
What book would a "coming change between cultures" represent?
My Antonia.
Willa Cather. 2003. Domestic Goddesses. 16 January 2005. < http://www.womenwriters.net/domesticgoddess/cather1.htm >
When did Ms. Cather publish The Song of the Lark?
1915.
Will(el)a (Siebert) Cather. 2003. 16 January 2005. < http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/wcather.htm >
What is Ms. Cather's birthplace now named?
Back Creek Valley is now Gore, Virginia.
Will(el)a (Siebert) Cather. 2003. 16 January 2005. < http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/wcather.htm >
What sort of people did Willa Cather grow up around?
She grew up among immigrants of Europe, mostly from Scandinavia.
Will(el)a (Siebert) Cather. 2003. 16 January 2005. < http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/wcather.htm >
As a teenager, what was strange about Ms. Cather?
SHe would dress in men's clothing and signed her name "William Cather, Jr.", and later "Dr. Will"
Will(el)a (Siebert) Cather. 2003. 16 January 2005. < http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/wcather.htm >
What accomplishment did Cather achieve at fifteen?
She was in charge of the local newspaper for three months.
Will(el)a (Siebert) Cather. 2003. 16 January 2005. < http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/wcather.htm >
In Red Cloud, what activities did Ms. Cather participate in?
She was active in the community theater, and preferred male roles.
Will(el)a (Siebert) Cather. 2003. 16 January 2005. < http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/wcather.htm >
What theme did her later works incorporate?
disillusionment with the industrial world
http://www.americanwriters.org/classroom/resources/tr_cather.asp
When was Ms. Cather born?
December 7th, 1873.
When was Ms. Cather inducted in the National Women's Hall of Fame?
1988.
http://www.greatwomen.org/women.php?action=viewone&id=37
When Ms. Cather was inducted into the NWHF, what was her achievement in?
Humanities.
When did Ms. Cather move to New York to be editor to McClure's magazine?
1906.
Who did Ms. Cather travel Europe with?
Isabella McClung.
Who is an inspiration for Ms. Cather's later works?
Sarah Orne Jewett.
When does Ms. Cather meet Sarah Orne Jewett?
1908.
Where does Ms. Cather befriend Sarah Orne Jewett?
New Hampshire
Who is Ms. Sarah Orne Jewett?
A regional writer from New Hampshire that inspired Ms. Cather's later works.
What is Ms. Cather's second short story collection, and when is it published?
Youth and the Bright Medusa, 1920.
In Pittsburg, what high school does Ms. Cather teach at?
Central High School.
What is the essay collection Ms. Cather published called, and when was it published?
Not Under Forty, 1936.
What was the last book Ms. Cather published before her death?
Sapphira and the Slave Girl, 1938.
What happens in 1922 that alters her literary focus considerably?
Ms. Cather joins the Episcopal church.
When is A Lost Lady published?
1923.
What book does this quote come from: "He had seen the end of an era, the sunset of the pioneer."?
A Lost Lady
Where does Ms. Cather consider was the "birthplace" for her writing career?
Pittsburgh.
"And Death Comes for Willa Cather, Famous Author." Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. 25 April 1947. Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. 16 January 2005. < http://www.clpgh.org/exhibit/neighborhoods/northside/nor_n111.html >
Where did Ms. Cather's musical knowledge come from?
Isabella, Cather's Europe travel companion, married a musician, Jan Hambourg.
"And Death Comes for Willa Cather, Famous Author." Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. 25 April 1947. Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. 16 January 2005. < http://www.clpgh.org/exhibit/neighborhoods/northside/nor_n111.html >
Where was Cather the head of the English department?
Allegheny High School, 1901, in Pittsburgh.
"And Death Comes for Willa Cather, Famous Author." Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. 25 April 1947. Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. 16 January 2005. < http://www.clpgh.org/exhibit/neighborhoods/northside/nor_n111.html >
Where was her first, "important" writing published?
Cosmopolitan magazine.
"And Death Comes for Willa Cather, Famous Author." Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. 25 April 1947. Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. 16 January 2005. < http://www.clpgh.org/exhibit/neighborhoods/northside/nor_n111.html >
What did Cather call Pittsburgh?
the "city of steel"
"And Death Comes for Willa Cather, Famous Author." Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. 25 April 1947. Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. 16 January 2005. < http://www.clpgh.org/exhibit/neighborhoods/northside/nor_n111.html >
Who were Ms. Cather's parents?
Charles Fectigue Cather and Mary Virginia Boak.
"Chronology." ed. Wall, Chad. 24 February 2002. University of Nebraska in Lincoln. 16 January 2005. < http://cather.unl.edu/life/chronology/index.htm >
Who were Ms. Cather's siblings?
Roscoe, Douglass, Jessica, James, Elsie, and Jack.
"Chronology." ed. Wall, Chad. 24 February 2002. University of Nebraska in Lincoln. 16 January 2005. < http://cather.unl.edu/life/chronology/index.htm >
Who submits Ms. Cather's essay on Carlyle, which appears in the Nebraska State Journal, without her knowledge?
Ebenezer Hunt.
"Chronology." ed. Wall, Chad. 24 February 2002. University of Nebraska in Lincoln. 16 January 2005. < http://cather.unl.edu/life/chronology/index.htm >
When do both her essays on Carlyle and Hamlet appear in the Nebraska State Journal?
March and November, 1891.
"Chronology." ed. Wall, Chad. 24 February 2002. University of Nebraska in Lincoln. 16 January 2005. < http://cather.unl.edu/life/chronology/index.htm >
What is "Peter", and where is it published?
her first published work of fiction, and The Mahogany Tree.
"Chronology." ed. Wall, Chad. 24 February 2002. University of Nebraska in Lincoln. 16 January 2005. < http://cather.unl.edu/life/chronology/index.htm >
Who is "Peter" submitted by?
Ms. Cather's teacher, Professor Herbert Bates.
"Chronology." ed. Wall, Chad. 24 February 2002. University of Nebraska in Lincoln. 16 January 2005. < http://cather.unl.edu/life/chronology/index.htm >
What is Ms. Cather's first published poetry?
"Shakespeare: A Freshman Theme"
"Chronology." ed. Wall, Chad. 24 February 2002. University of Nebraska in Lincoln. 16 January 2005. < http://cather.unl.edu/life/chronology/index.htm >
Where is Ms. Cather's first published poetry published in?
A student newspaper, The Hesperian.
"Chronology." ed. Wall, Chad. 24 February 2002. University of Nebraska in Lincoln. 16 January 2005. < http://cather.unl.edu/life/chronology/index.htm >
When does Ms. Cather first travel to Chicago and see a week of opera?
November, 1893.
"Chronology." ed. Wall, Chad. 24 February 2002. University of Nebraska in Lincoln. 16 January 2005. < http://cather.unl.edu/life/chronology/index.htm >
When is Willa Cather's youngest brother born?
Fall 1892.
"Chronology." ed. Wall, Chad. 24 February 2002. University of Nebraska in Lincoln. 16 January 2005. < http://cather.unl.edu/life/chronology/index.htm >
When does Ms. Cather meet author Stephen Crane, and what does he write?
February, 1895, and Red Badge of Courage.
"Chronology." ed. Wall, Chad. 24 February 2002. University of Nebraska in Lincoln. 16 January 2005. < http://cather.unl.edu/life/chronology/index.htm >
When does Ms. Cather contribute drama criticisms to the Pittsburgh Leader?
October through November 1896.
"Chronology." ed. Wall, Chad. 24 February 2002. University of Nebraska in Lincoln. 16 January 2005. < http://cather.unl.edu/life/chronology/index.htm >
What is her review on November 24th signed as (to the Pittsburgh Leader)?
"Willa"
"Chronology." ed. Wall, Chad. 24 February 2002. University of Nebraska in Lincoln. 16 January 2005. < http://cather.unl.edu/life/chronology/index.htm >
When does Ms. Cather travel to London/begin work on Alexander's Bridge?
May 1910.
"Chronology." ed. Wall, Chad. 24 February 2002. University of Nebraska in Lincoln. 16 January 2005. < http://cather.unl.edu/life/chronology/index.htm >
In 1907, who does Ms. Cather write about in Boston?
Mary Baker Eddy.
"Chronology." ed. Wall, Chad. 24 February 2002. University of Nebraska in Lincoln. 16 January 2005. < http://cather.unl.edu/life/chronology/index.htm >
Who does Ms. Cather introduce herself to in Spring 1920?
Alfred A. Knopf.
"Chronology." ed. Wall, Chad. 24 February 2002. University of Nebraska in Lincoln. 16 January 2005. < http://cather.unl.edu/life/chronology/index.htm >
What is the significance of introducing herself to Alfred A. Knopf?
They will have a publishing partnership that will last 27 years.
"Chronology." ed. Wall, Chad. 24 February 2002. University of Nebraska in Lincoln. 16 January 2005. < http://cather.unl.edu/life/chronology/index.htm >
What does Ms. Cather read that formulates soon to be A Lost Lady?
She reads a copy of the Red Cloud newspaper about the death of Lyra Anderson, wife of former Governer Garber.
"Chronology." ed. Wall, Chad. 24 February 2002. University of Nebraska in Lincoln. 16 January 2005. < http://cather.unl.edu/life/chronology/index.htm >
When does Lyra Anderson, the Lost Lady muse, die?
April 1921
"Chronology." ed. Wall, Chad. 24 February 2002. University of Nebraska in Lincoln. 16 January 2005. < http://cather.unl.edu/life/chronology/index.htm >
Where does Ms. Cather spend three weeks teacheing in July 1922?
Bread Loaf School in Middlebury, Vermont.
"Chronology." ed. Wall, Chad. 24 February 2002. University of Nebraska in Lincoln. 16 January 2005. < http://cather.unl.edu/life/chronology/index.htm >
What does Ms. Cather's father die of?
A heart attack
"Chronology." ed. Wall, Chad. 24 February 2002. University of Nebraska in Lincoln. 16 January 2005. < http://cather.unl.edu/life/chronology/index.htm >
When does Ms. Cather's father die?
March 1928.
"Chronology." ed. Wall, Chad. 24 February 2002. University of Nebraska in Lincoln. 16 January 2005. < http://cather.unl.edu/life/chronology/index.htm >
When does Ms. Cather travel to Quebec, and what is this significance?
June 1928, and it is the genesis for Shadows on the Rock.
"Chronology." ed. Wall, Chad. 24 February 2002. University of Nebraska in Lincoln. 16 January 2005. < http://cather.unl.edu/life/chronology/index.htm >
How many more times does Ms. Cather visit Quebec before finishing Shadows on the Rock?
three.
"Chronology." ed. Wall, Chad. 24 February 2002. University of Nebraska in Lincoln. 16 January 2005. < http://cather.unl.edu/life/chronology/index.htm >
What does Ms. Cather's mother die of?
a stroke.
"Chronology." ed. Wall, Chad. 24 February 2002. University of Nebraska in Lincoln. 16 January 2005. < http://cather.unl.edu/life/chronology/index.htm >
When does Ms. Cather's mother die?
December 1928, while in California.
"Chronology." ed. Wall, Chad. 24 February 2002. University of Nebraska in Lincoln. 16 January 2005. < http://cather.unl.edu/life/chronology/index.htm >
When does Ms. Cather's brother Douglass die? What is strange about this?
He does in June 1938. She is so devestated that she doesn't attend the funeral.
"Chronology." ed. Wall, Chad. 24 February 2002. University of Nebraska in Lincoln. 16 January 2005. < http://cather.unl.edu/life/chronology/index.htm >
What does Ms. Cather's brother, Douglass, die of?
A heart attack.
"Chronology." ed. Wall, Chad. 24 February 2002. University of Nebraska in Lincoln. 16 January 2005. < http://cather.unl.edu/life/chronology/index.htm >
When does Isabelle Hambourg die?
October 1938.
"Chronology." ed. Wall, Chad. 24 February 2002. University of Nebraska in Lincoln. 16 January 2005. < http://cather.unl.edu/life/chronology/index.htm >
Why does Willa Cather write "There seems to be no future at all for people of my generation" in her diary?
World War II broke out in France.
"Chronology." ed. Wall, Chad. 24 February 2002. University of Nebraska in Lincoln. 16 January 2005. < http://cather.unl.edu/life/chronology/index.htm >
When does her brother Roscoe die?
1944.
"Chronology." ed. Wall, Chad. 24 February 2002. University of Nebraska in Lincoln. 16 January 2005. < http://cather.unl.edu/life/chronology/index.htm >
What is the significance of her brother Roscoe dying?
She and Roscoe always kept in close contact, and his death broke the link to her past.
"Chronology." ed. Wall, Chad. 24 February 2002. University of Nebraska in Lincoln. 16 January 2005. < http://cather.unl.edu/life/chronology/index.htm >
What does Ms. Cather die of?
A massave cerebral hemorrhage.
"Chronology." ed. Wall, Chad. 24 February 2002. University of Nebraska in Lincoln. 16 January 2005. < http://cather.unl.edu/life/chronology/index.htm >
What does Ms. Cather's headstone read?
WILLA CATHER
December 7, 1876 - April 24, 1947

THE TRUTH AND CHARITY OF HER GREAT
SPIRIT WILL LIVE ON IN THE WORK
WHICH IS HER ENDURING GIFT TO HER
COUNTRY AND ALL ITS PEOPLE.

"...that is happiness; to be dissolved
into something complete and great."
From My Ántonia
"Chronology." ed. Wall, Chad. 24 February 2002. University of Nebraska in Lincoln. 16 January 2005. < http://cather.unl.edu/life/chronology/index.htm >
What age was Ms. Cather when she died?
73.
"Chronology." ed. Wall, Chad. 24 February 2002. University of Nebraska in Lincoln. 16 January 2005. < http://cather.unl.edu/life/chronology/index.htm >
Where in New Hampshire was Ms. Cather buried?
Jaffrey, NH.
"Chronology." ed. Wall, Chad. 24 February 2002. University of Nebraska in Lincoln. 16 January 2005. < http://cather.unl.edu/life/chronology/index.htm >
When does Ms. Cather receive an honorary degree from Princeton?
June 1931.
"Chronology." ed. Wall, Chad. 24 February 2002. University of Nebraska in Lincoln. 16 January 2005. < http://cather.unl.edu/life/chronology/index.htm >
When is the Cather family reunion in Red Cloud?
December 1931.
"Chronology." ed. Wall, Chad. 24 February 2002. University of Nebraska in Lincoln. 16 January 2005. < http://cather.unl.edu/life/chronology/index.htm >
When and where does Ms. Cather give lectures?
Bowdoin College, the University of Chicago, and Cleveland in August 1925.
"Chronology." ed. Wall, Chad. 24 February 2002. University of Nebraska in Lincoln. 16 January 2005. < http://cather.unl.edu/life/chronology/index.htm >
When does Ms. Cather receive her honorary degree from the University of Nebraska?
June 1917.
"Chronology." ed. Wall, Chad. 24 February 2002. University of Nebraska in Lincoln. 16 January 2005. < http://cather.unl.edu/life/chronology/index.htm >
When does Ms. Cather have her tonsils removed?
Winter 1921.
"Chronology." ed. Wall, Chad. 24 February 2002. University of Nebraska in Lincoln. 16 January 2005. < http://cather.unl.edu/life/chronology/index.htm >
What happens after Ms. Cather's tonsils are removed?
She hemorrhages badly and becomes very ill.
"Chronology." ed. Wall, Chad. 24 February 2002. University of Nebraska in Lincoln. 16 January 2005. < http://cather.unl.edu/life/chronology/index.htm >
Where does Ms. Cather recuperate after her tonsils are removed?
Wernersville, PA.
"Chronology." ed. Wall, Chad. 24 February 2002. University of Nebraska in Lincoln. 16 January 2005. < http://cather.unl.edu/life/chronology/index.htm >
When does Ms. Cather return to Red Cloud for Thanksgiving/ her parents' 50th wedding anniversary?
November 1922.
"Chronology." ed. Wall, Chad. 24 February 2002. University of Nebraska in Lincoln. 16 January 2005. < http://cather.unl.edu/life/chronology/index.htm >
When, in summer, did Ms. Cather come down with grippe, and for how long?
Summer 1898, for six weeks.
"Chronology." ed. Wall, Chad. 24 February 2002. University of Nebraska in Lincoln. 16 January 2005. < http://cather.unl.edu/life/chronology/index.htm >
In June, 1890, what happens at Ms. Cather's high school?
She graduates, giving the commencement address "Superstition vs. Investigation."
"Chronology." ed. Wall, Chad. 24 February 2002. University of Nebraska in Lincoln. 16 January 2005. < http://cather.unl.edu/life/chronology/index.htm >
Where does this quote come from: "Human love was a wonderful thing, he told himself, and it was most wonderful where it had least to gain."
One of Ours.
"Chronology." ed. Wall, Chad. 24 February 2002. University of Nebraska in Lincoln. 16 January 2005. < http://cather.unl.edu/life/chronology/index.htm >