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Cather, Willa, 1873-1947

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1873 - 1947

Biography

Willa Cather (1873-1947) was an American novelist and short story author.

Willa Cather was born December 7, 1873, in Virginia. She is most famous for her writing on pioneer life in Nebraska and the west, where she lived for most of her life. She wrote seven novels set in Nebraska. Her most famous and critically acclaimed novel, "My Ántonia," published in 1918, combined autobiographical elements with the backdrop of the west in a coming-of-age story. Another critically recognized novel, "Death Comes for the Archbishop" published in 1927, explores the life of a fictional bishop in the southwest. Cather received honorary degrees from five universities, including Yale and Princeton. She died April 24, 1947, in New York.

Citation:
The Willa Cather Archive, via www, accessed December 13, 2023 (Willa Cather b. December 7, 1873; d. April 24, 1947; most famous for her writing on pioneer life in Nebraska and the west, where she lived for most of her life; wrote seven novels set in Nebraska; most famous and critically acclaimed novel, My Ántonia (1918), combined autobiographical elements with the backdrop of the west in a coming-of-age story. Another critically recognized novel, Death Comes for the Archbishop (1927), explores the life of a fictional bishop in the southwest. Cather received honorary degrees from five universities including Yale and Princeton; died in New York) https://cather.unl.edu/life/longbio

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Willa Cather letters

 Collection
Identifier: Vault MSS 778
Scope and Contents Five handwritten, typewritten, and signed letters from author Willa Cather. Four of the items are addressed to a "Mr. Wyer." Mr. Wyer" may be referring to Malcolm Glenn Wyer, who was librarian at the Denver Public Library at the time, where Cather had often done research. Cather tells Wyer about her social activities and contacts. Also included is a letter from Cather to "Miss McNully," a reviewer. Cather praises McNully's well-written review and laments the poor quality of many reviews of...
Dates: approximately 1926-1931