Glossary of Meghan Heimerman Willa Cather

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Linhard, Anne. "An introduction to the life and writings of Willa Cather." Willa Cather Site. 16 Jan. 2005 <>.
Willa Cather died on April 24, 1947.
"Willa Cather." UIC. 16 Jan. 2005 <>.
In 1940, Sapphria and the Slave Girl was published.
Ahearn, Amy. "Willa Cather." 16 Jan. 2005 <>.
Used a lot of detail in her writings when describing landscapes.
Willa Siebert Cather." 6 Jan. 1996. Willa Cather. Harvard University. 13 Jan. 2005 <>.
Willa Cather's childhood home at Red Cloud has been preserved.
"Willa Cather." 18 January 2005.
Youth and the Bright Medusa - 1920.
National Women's Hall of Fame - Women of the Hall. 17 January 2005.
Red Cloud, Nebraska, her home, both attracted and repelled her; it was also the source of her art.
"Willa Cather." Untitled Document. 17 January 2005.
A collection of short stories, The Old Beauty and Others, is published posthumously
"Willa Cather." Non-Fiction. 17 January 2005
Then in 1896 she was offered the editorship of a new magazine in Pittsburgh, the Home Monthly; at first, for lack of other contributors, she wrote much of the content herself-editorials, articles, and reviews, as well as fiction.
Parry, David. Willa Cather and the Burlington Railroad. June 2000. University of Nebraska Lincoln.13 January 2005 <>.
"Cather was a skillful observer of people and how they lived. As a young girl, she, as countless other children, haunted the red railroad depot which was the center of the universe in so many western towns. What is fascinating about Cather is that she got the railroad details of her novels' settings right. This is not surprising since it was the railroad that linked her many worlds for her entire life. Cather used railroad settings in her works and this background is pure Burlington."
"An introduction to the life and writings of Willa Cather." Willa Cather Site. 14 Jan. 2005 <>.
Cather was one of the few women to recieve a college education at that time.
"Willa Cather." 2001. C-Span, American Writers , a journey through history. C-Span. 14 Jan. 2005 <>.
She attended the University of Nebraska, where she often dressed as William Cather, her opposite sex "twin"
"Willa Cather." Women of the Hall. National Women's Hall of Fame. 14 Jan. 2005 <>.
She subsequently published her first five novels. These novels announced her themes of strong women, the fight against provincial life, and the dying of the pioneer tradition.
Wells, Kim. "Willa Cather." Domestic Goddesses. August 23, 1999. Online. Internet. 1/17/05print out site. <>.
"when one comes to write all that you have been taught leaves you, all that you have stolen lies discovered. You are then a translator, without a lexicon, without notes. . . You have then to give voice to the hearts of men, and you can do it only so far as you have known them, loved them. It is a solemn and terrible thing to write a novel"
Willa Cather Site. 17 January 2005. <>
Around 1932, Cather published a collection of short stories called Obscure Destinies.
"American Writer." Willa Cather. 17 January 2005.
Paul's Case from A Bright Medusa described the other side of prairie life: the struggle of a talent to emerge from the stifling environment of the small town.
"Willa Cather. Willa Sibert Cather (American Literature, Biography.)- Encyclopedia. 19 January 2005.
O Pioneers! celebrates strength and courage of the frontier settlers.

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