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My Antonia by Willa Cather 039575514X 9780395755143
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In Willa Cathers own estimation, My Antonia, first published in 1918, was the best thing Ive ever done. An enduring paperback bestseller on Houghton Mifflins literary list, this hauntingly eloquent classic now boasts a new foreword by Kathleen Norris, Cathers soulmate of the plains. Infused with a gracious passion for the land, My Antonia embraces its uncommon subject - the hardscrabble life of the pioneer woman on the prairie - with poetic certitude, rendering a deeply moving portrait of an entire community. Through Jim Burdens endearing, smitten voice, we revisit the remarkable vicissitudes of immigrant life in the Nebraska heartland with all its insistent bonds. Guiding the way are some of literatures most beguiling characters: the Russian brothers plagued by memories of a fateful sleigh ride, Antonias desperately homesick father and self-indulgent mother, and the coy Lena Lingard. Holding the pastoral societys heart, of course, is the bewitching, free-spirited Antonia Shimerda.

Author: Willa Cather

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 272

Publisher: Mariner Books

Publication Date: 1995-09-21

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