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The Selected Letters of Willa Cather

The Selected Letters of Willa Cather( )
Author: Cather, Willa
Editor: Jewell, Andrew
Stout, Janis
ISBN:978-0-8041-7227-1
Publication Date:Sep 2014
Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $39.99
Book Description:

Time Magazine's 10 Top Nonfiction Books of the Year . Willa Cather's letters-withheld from publication for more than six decades-are finally available to the public in this fascinating selection. The hundreds collected here range from witty reports of life as a teenager in Red Cloud in the 1880s through her college years at the University of Nebraska, her time as a journalist in Pittsburgh and New York, and her growing eminence as a novelist. They describe...
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Book Details
Pages:752
Detailed Subjects: Literary Criticism / American / General
Literary Collections / Letters
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):13.4 x 20.2 x 3.8 cm
Book Weight:0.708 Kilograms
Author Biography
Cather, Willa (Author)
Willa Siebert Cather was born in 1873 in the home of her maternal grandmother in western Virginia. Although she had been named Willela, her family always called her "Willa." Upon graduating from the University of Nebraska in 1895, Cather moved to Pittsburgh where she worked as a journalist and teacher while beginning her writing career.

In 1906, Cather moved to New York to become a leading magazine editor at McClure's Magazine before turning to writing full-time. She continued her education, receiving her doctorate of letters from the University of Nebraska in 1917, and honorary degrees from the University of Michigan, the University of California, Columbia, Yale, and Princeton.

Cather wrote poetry, short stories, essays, and novels, winning awards including the Pulitzer Prize for her novel, One of Ours, about a Nebraska farm boy during World War I. She also wrote The Professor's House, My Antonia, Death Comes for the Archbishop, and Lucy Gayheart. Some of Cather's novels were made into movies, the most well-known being A Lost Lady, starring Barbara Stanwyck.

In 1961, Willa Cather was the first woman ever voted into the Nebraska Hall of Fame. She was also inducted into the Hall of Great Westerners in Oklahoma in 1974, and the National Women's Hall of Fame in Seneca, New York in 1988.

Cather died on April 24, 1947, of a cerebral hemorrhage, in her Madison Avenue, New York home, where she had lived for many years.

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