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. ... more »
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''We come and go, but the land is always here. And the people who love it and understand it are the people who own itfor a little while.''Willa Cather (1873-1947), U.S. novelist. Alexandra Bergson, in O Pioneers! Part V, ch. III (1913).
''All the intelligence and talent in the world can't make a singer. The voice is a wild thing. It can't be bred in captivity. It is a sport, like the silver fox. It happens.''Willa Cather (1873-1947), U.S. novelist. Andor Harsanyi, in The Song of the Lark, part II, ch. VI (1915).
''Every artist makes himself born. It is very much harder than the other time, and longer.''Willa Cather (1873-1947), U.S. novelist. Andor Harsanyi, in The Song of the Lark, part II, ch. III (1915).
''I ain't got time to learn. I can work like mans now.''Willa Cather (1873-1947), U.S. novelist. Antonia, in My Antonia, book I, ch. XVII (1918; rev. 1926). The Bohemian farm girl proudly declares her p...
''The irregular and intimate quality of things made entirely by the human hand.''Willa Cather (1873-1947), U.S. author. Death Comes for the Archbishop, bk. 1, ch. 3 (1927).