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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 Where there is great love there are always miracles. Quote Right
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Quote Left The condition every art requires is, not so much freedom from restriction, as freedom from adulteration and from the intrusion of foreign matter. Quote Right
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Quote Left The higher processes are all processes of simplification. The novelist must learn to write, and then he must unlearn it; just as the modern pa... Quote Right
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Quote Left Only solitary men know the full joys of frienship. Others have their family but to a solitary and an exile, his friends are everything. Quote Right
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Quote Left That is happiness: to be dissolved into something complete and great. Quote Right
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