My ?ntonia

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U of Nebraska Press, 2003 M01 1 - 543 pages
Hailed by reviewers and readers for its originality, vitality, and truth, My ?ntonia secured Willa Cather?s place in the first rank of American writers. Cather drew deeply on her childhood days in frontier Nebraska for her fourth novel, publishedøin 1918. ?ntonia Shimerda is memorable as the warm-hearted daughter of Bohemians who must adapt to a hard life on the desolate prairie. She survives and matures, a pioneer woman made radiant by spirit.

This Willa Cather Scholarly Edition of My ?ntonia is edited according to standards set by the Committee for Scholarly Editions of the Modern Language Association and it presents the full range of biographical, historical, and textual information on the novel. The selection of W. T. Benda?s illustrations and the historical photography and maps also illuminate the fiction of a writer who drew so extensively on actual experience.

 

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Kari A. Ronning is assistant editor of the Cather Scholarly Edition. Charles Mignon is professor emeritus of English at the University of Nebraska. James Woodress is the author of Willa Cather: A Literary Life and the editor of Willa Cather?s The Troll Garden, both available from the University of Nebraska Press.

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