English 102 Willa Cather 6pm

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  • 1. Born in: Back Creek, VirginiaOn: December 7th, 1873Died in: New York City, New YorkOn: April 24th, 1947
  • 2.  Miss Sarah Orne JewelInfluenced her to write her own way,adviced her to write things as she sees them.Wrote:Tom’s HusbandA Country DoctorThe LandScape ChamberThe Countrt of pointed firs Praire life The Plains Pioneer setlers immigrating:Swedish, French, mostly woman The praire life Hired Girls, Servant girls Stories from these settlers
  • 3.  Willa’s Hometown has preservedher childhood home They display sign for tourism Tours to the home Hometown very proud of her
  • 4.  Mother: Mary Virgin Boak Father: Charles Cather Siblings:Roscoe, Douglas,Jessica, James, and Elsie
  • 5.  School: University of Lincoln Career: Originaly aspired to study Medicine andScience Aprentice Physician Change of heart during education:professor submited her work for publishing in anarticle Columnist for Nebraska State Journal Lincoln Corner, writer Managing Editor of McClure’s Magazine
  • 6.  O Pioneers! The Song of the Lark My Antonia One of Ours A lost Lady Death comes for the Archbishop The Enchanted Bluff The Shadows of the Rock Sapphira and the Slave Girl
  • 7.  The Gold Medal of the National Institute of Arts and Letters inJanuary 1944 Pulitzer Award Prize winner for“One of Ours “PulitzerAward Prize for “A lost Lady” Honorary degrees from Universities, including: Princeton, Yale, Berkley American Academy Medal for “Death Comes for the Archbishop” Prix Femina Americain award for depiction of French culture inAmerica Nebraska Hall of Fame
  • 8.  She has countless fan sites and dedications Foundations made in her name Large following, fans Controversy: Debates on her sexuality haveemerged do to letters and correspondanceabout other women and to other women. Secret Letters which cannot be quoted due toher will She ensured a protection be in place afterdeath for the protection of her writing
  • 9.  http://cather.unl.edu/life.shortbio.html http://www.public.coe.edu/~theller/soj/ess/cather-2.htm http://classiclit.about.com/library/bl-etexts/wcather/bl -wcather-enchant.htm http://www.nndb.com/people/122/000113780/ http://www.willacather.org/about-willa-cather/willa-cather?start=4 http://www.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/people/c/willa_cather/index.ctx?query=LITERARY%20CONTESTS%20AND%20AWARDS&field=des&match=exact