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Cather, Willa Sibert


Born Dec. 7, 1876, in Winchester, Va.; died Apr. 24, 1947, in New York. American writer.

Cather, in the novels O Pioneers! (1913) and My Antonia (1918), depicted the rigorous life of immigrant farmers in Nebraska, expressing admiration for their integrity. Her critical attitude toward the “prosperity” of the 20th century was expressed both in novels devoted to contemporary times (The Professor’s House, 1925) and in the historical novel Death Comes for the Archbishop (1927).


The Novels and Stories, vols. 1–13. Boston, 1937–41.
The World and the Parish, vols. 1–2. Lincoln, Neb., 1970.
In Russian translation:
“Pokhorony skul’ptora.” In Amerikanskaia novella XX v. Moscow, 1958.


Elistratova, A. A. “Uilla Kezer. (Sotsial’naia satira i fermerskaia utopiia.) In the collection Problemy literatury SShA XX v. Moscow, 1970.
Willa Cather and Her Critics. Ithaca, N.Y. [1967]. (Bibliography.)
Woodress, J. Willa Cather: Her Life and Art. New York, 1970. (Bibliography, pp. 270–282.)
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