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The Resource My Ántonia, Willa Cather ; edited with an introduction and notes by Janet Sharistanian, (electronic resource)

My Ántonia, Willa Cather ; edited with an introduction and notes by Janet Sharistanian, (electronic resource)

Label
My Ántonia
Title
My Ántonia
Statement of responsibility
Willa Cather ; edited with an introduction and notes by Janet Sharistanian
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
As I looked about me I felt that the grass was the country, as the water is the sea. The red of the grass made all the great prairie the colour of wine-stains ... And there was so much motion in it; the whole country seemed, somehow, to be running.'My Antonia (1918) depicts the pioneering period of European settlement on the tall-grass prairie of the American midwest, with its beautiful yet terrifying landscape, rich ethnic mix of immigrants and native-born Americans, and communities who share life's joys and sorrows. Jim Burden recounts his memories of Antonia Shimerda, whose family settle in Nebraska from Bohemia. Together they share childhoods spent in a new world. Jim leaves the prairie for college and a career in theeast, while Antonia devotes herself to her large family and productive farm. Her story is that of the land itself, a moving portrait of endurance and strength. Described on publication as 'one of the best [novels] that any American has ever done', My Antonia paradoxically took Cather out of the rank of provincial novelists as the same time that it celebrated the provinces, and mythologized a period of American history that had to be lost before its value could be understood
Member of
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1873-1947
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cather, Willa
Dewey number
813.52
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Sharistanian, Janet
Series statement
Oxford world's classics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women immigrants
  • Farmers' spouses
  • Czech Americans
  • Women pioneers
  • Married women
  • Farm life
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Nebraska
  • Middle West
Label
My Ántonia, Willa Cather ; edited with an introduction and notes by Janet Sharistanian, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
other
Contents
Bk. 1. The shimerdas -- bk. 2. The hired girls -- bk. 3. Lena Lingard -- bk. 4. The pioneer woman's story -- bk. 5. Cuzak's boys
Control code
ocn252642809
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxxiv, 228 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780191587313
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)252642809
Label
My Ántonia, Willa Cather ; edited with an introduction and notes by Janet Sharistanian, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
other
Contents
Bk. 1. The shimerdas -- bk. 2. The hired girls -- bk. 3. Lena Lingard -- bk. 4. The pioneer woman's story -- bk. 5. Cuzak's boys
Control code
ocn252642809
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxxiv, 228 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780191587313
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)252642809

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