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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 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 If [the writer] achieves anything noble, anything enduring, it must be by giving himself absolutely to his material. And this gift of sympathy... Quote Right
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Quote Left Where there is great love, there are always wishes. Quote Right
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Quote Left I like trees because they seem more resigned to the way they have to live than other things do. Quote Right
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Quote Left All the intelligence and talent in the world can't make a singer. The voice is a wild thing. It can't be bred in captivity. Quote Right
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