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 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 That air would disappear from the whole earth in time, perhaps; but long after his day. He did not know just when it had become so necessary t... 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 Religion and art spring from the same root and are close kin. Economics and art are strangers. Quote Right
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Quote Left Artistic growth is, more than it is anything else, a refining of the sense of truthfulness. The stupid believe that to be truthful is easy; only the artist, the great artist, knows how difficult it is. Quote Right
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