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Willa Cather: A Life Saved Up
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Hermoine Lee
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Willa Cather: A Life Saved Up

Hermoine Lee


9781844084920

Virago


Biography;
Biography: literary;
Literary studies: from c 1900 -;
Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers


Paperback

416 pages

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A masterly biography of one of America's most important 20th-century writers, written by Hermione Lee Willa Cather is one of America's foremost 20th-centry writers. Born in Virginia in 1873, she was uprooted from the landscape her family had farmed for generations, to Nebraska. The startling transition from ordered life in Virginia to the wild west prairies stirred her imagination and coloured her life and work, leading to the two most famous frontier novels: MY ANTONIA and O PIONEERS! After graduating, she worked as a teacher and journalist, and in 1912 she began to write short stories and novels, winning the Pulitzer Prize just ten years later. Travelling beneath the apparently simple surface of Cather's work, Lee presents an illuminating picture of this fascinating writer.

By:   Hermoine Lee
Imprint:   Virago
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 133mm,  Width: 199mm,  Spine: 25mm
Weight:   290g
ISBN:   9781844084920
ISBN 10:   1844084922
Series:   Virago Modern Classics
Pages:   416
Publication Date:   April 2008
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Hermione Lee's books include the internationally acclaimed biographies of Edith Wharton and Virginia Woolf. She is a well-known reviewer and broadcaster, and, in 2006, was Chair of the judges for the Man-Booker Prize. She was awarded a CBE in 2003 for services to literature.


'Willa Cather could not have hoped for a more passionately sensible and insightful interpreter . . . Hermione Lee's enthusiasm for this misunderstood writer is contagious and her book is that rare thing, a scholarly study that reads well' Maureen Freely, Observer 'The biographer's enthusiasm for her subject illuminates every page' Hilary Mantel 'A sympathetic and illuminating study' Nicci Gerrard, New Statesman 'An affectionate, meticulous study, at once intimate and impersonal' OBSERVER 'An authoritative account . . . Absorbing reading, [written with] wit and energy' GUARDIAN

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