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My Antonia


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A powerful novel of the American Midwest by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Willa Cather, with an afterword by Bridget Bennett.

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Born in 1873, Willa Cather was raised in Virginia and Nebraska. After graduating from the University of Nebraska she established herself as a theatre critic, journalist and teacher in Pittsburgh whilst also writing short stories and poems. She then moved to New York where she took a job as an investigative journalist before becoming a full-time writer. Cather enjoyed great literary success and won the Pulitzer Prize for her novel One of Ours. She's now best known for her Prairie trilogy: O Pioneers!, The Song of the Lark and My Antonia. She travelled extensively and died in New York in 1947.


It's one of the warmest, most quietly rousing books that I know; a clear-eyed salute to the resilience of the human spirit and the innate hardiness of the immigrants who came across the ocean to start afresh in the golden west -- Xan Brooks * Guardian *
Willa Cather was a wordsmith of enormous talent -- Robert Slayton * Los Angeles Review of Books *
Her novels stick in the reader's mind as flickering memories of places we may never have seen with our own eyes -- Jane Smiley * The Paris Review *

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