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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 Nearly all the Escapists in the long past have managed their own budget and their social relations so unsuccessfully that I wouldn't want them for my landlords, or my bankers, or my neighbors. They were valuable, like powerful stimulants, only when they were left out of the social and industrial routine. 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 Every artist makes himself born. It is very much harder than the other time, and longer. 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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