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Willa Cather (1873–1947)

Willa Cather was born in 1875 on a small farm close to the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia. She was the eldest of seven children born to Charles Cather, a deputy Sheriff and struggling entrepreneur, and Mary Virginia Boak Cather. The family's Irish ancestors had settled in Pennsylvania in the 1750s, and Willa cut her hair short and wore trousers ... See full bio »

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 2014 Willa Cather's the Bookkeeper (Short) (original story)
 2001 The Song of the Lark (TV Movie) (novel)
 1997 The Song of the Lark (Short) (novel)
 1995 My Antonia (TV Movie) (novel "My Antonia")
 1994 Spring Awakening (TV Movie) (short story "Resurrection")
 1992 O Pioneers! (TV Movie) (novel)
 1991 O Pioneers! (TV Movie) (novel)
 1980 Jack-a-boy (Short) (story)
 1980 Paul's Case (TV Movie) (story)
 1934 A Lost Lady (novel)
 1924 A Lost Lady (novel)
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 2005 American Masters (TV Series documentary)
Herself
- Willa Cather: The Road Is All (2005) ... Herself
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Novel: "My Mortal Enemy" See more »

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5 Print Biographies | 1 Article | See more »
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As one grows older, one cares less about clever writing and more about a simple and faithful presentation. But to reach this, one must have gone through the period where one dies, so to speak, for the fine phrase. That is essential to learning one's business. See more »

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Inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame in 1988. See more »

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