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lgasaway Duchesne Willa Cather

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"The years in Red Cloud were important and formative years in the writer's life. Six of her twelve novels are set in the Red Cloud and Webster County of her youth, including One of Ours, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1922."
Lindhard, Anne. Willa Cather Site. 13 January 2002. 13 January 2005 < http://fp.image.dk/fpemarxlind/criticism.htm/>
"Thus, she directly challenged the tendency in realist fiction to overlook character and focus on cataloguing inanimate objects. She refused to see this as realism and art, and called it instead an advanced form of journalism. What she sought was descriptions that through mere suggestion emphasized the universality of human experience."
Lindhard, Anne. Willa Cather Site. 13 January 2002. 13 January 2005 < http://fp.image.dk/fpemarxlind/fiction.htm>
"Cather was very interested in the lives of artists and musicians - a subject matter often recurring in her novels as well as in this first published collection of short fiction. At this point in Cather's career, the East still had most of her attention - and five of the tales take place in Pittsburgh and New York, London and Boston. The Boston story is about the West, but only two of the stories are laid in western towns."
Lindhard, Anne. Willa Cather Site. 13 January 2002. 13 January 2005 < http://fp.image.dk/fpemarxlind/biography.htm#From%20childhood%20to%20adulthood>
Cather’s style is very condensed, almost minimalistic – she often described her work as "unfurnished" – which gives a sense of ‘top of the iceberg’ quality much in line with Hemingway’s writing. She is undoubtedly among the most important American modernist writers.

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