Willa Cather

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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.


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Quote Left The dead might as well try to speak to the living as the old to the young. Quote Right
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Quote Left People can be lovers and enemies at the same time, you know. We were.... A man and woman draw apart from that long embrace, and see what they ... Quote Right
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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 Winter lies too long in country towns; hangs on until it is stale and shabby, old and sullen. 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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