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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 What was any art but a mould in which to imprison for a moment the shining elusive element which is life itself - life hurrying past us and running away, too strong to stop, too sweet to lose. 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 The qualities of a second-rate writer can easily be defined, but a first-rate writer can only be experienced. It is just the thing in him whic... Quote Right
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Quote Left Art is a concrete and personal and rather childish thing after all—no matter what people do to graft it into science and make it sociologica... Quote Right
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Quote Left Give the people a new word and they think they have a new fact. Quote Right
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