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Comprehensive information about Willa Cather including biographical information, facts, literary works, and more. Willa Sibert Cather (December 7, 1873 – April 24, 1947) was an American author who achieved recognition for her novels of frontier life on the Great Plains, in works such as O Pioneers!, My Ántonia, and The Song of the Lark. In 1923 she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for One of Ours (1922), a novel set during World War I. Cather grew up in Nebraska and graduated from the University of Nebraska. She lived and worked in Pittsburgh for ten years, then at the age of 33 she moved to New York, where she lived for the rest of her life. This educational Willa Cather resource has information about the author's life, works, quotations, articles and essays, and more.


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Quote Left He had seen the end of an era, the sunset of the pioneer. He had come upon it when already its glory was nearly spent. So in the buffalo times... Quote Right
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Quote Left Every artist knows that there is no such thing as "freedom" in art. The first thing an artist does when he begins a new work is to lay down th... Quote Right
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Quote Left Art and religion (they are the same thing, in the end, of course) have given man the only happiness he has ever had. Quote Right
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Quote Left Some memories are realities, and are better than anything that can ever happen to one again. Quote Right
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Quote Left Winter lies too long in country towns hangs on until it is stale and shabby, old and sullen. Quote Right
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