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Willa Cather's masterful 1913 novel marks her return to the Nebraska of her youth, and to the stories of the immigrant settlers she had known during her childhood and teenage years in Red Cloud. This Norton Critical Edition brings to life'"through Cather's words, and through the words and images of others'"the uniquely American frontier experience. In inscribing a copy of O Pioneers!for a childhood friend, Cather wrote, "In this one I hit the home pasture'" "Contexts and Backgrounds" includes a rich selection of autobiographical and biographical remembrances (including three interviews with Cather), literary contexts (by Cather and her contemporaries, Henry James and Sarah Orne Jewett), and writings on the American West (including selected letters that paint a picture of one family's life on the Nebraska prairie). "Criticism" provides seven contemporary reviews and eight modern critical interpretations by David Stouck, John J. Murphy, C. Susan Wiesenthal Marilee Lindemann, Melissa Ryan, Guy Reynolds, and Sharon O'Brien.

Synopsis:

This Norton Critical Edition brings to life--through Cather's words, and through the words and images of others--the uniquely American frontier experience. In inscribing a copy of O Pioneers! for a childhood friend, Cather wrote, "In this one I hit the home pasture..." "Contexts and Backgrounds" includes a rich selection of autobiographical and biographical remembrances (including three interviews with Cather), literary contexts (by Cather and her contemporaries, Henry James and Sarah Orne Jewett), and writings on the American West (including selected letters that paint a picture of one family's life on the Nebraska prairie). "Criticism" provides seven contemporary reviews and eight modern critical interpretations by David Stouck, John J. Murphy, C. Susan Wiesenthal, Marilee Lindemann, Melissa Ryan, Guy Reynolds, and Sharon O'Brien.

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About the Series: No other series of classic texts equals the caliber of the Norton Critical Editions. Each volume combines the most authoritative text available with the comprehensive pedagogical apparatus necessary to appreciate the work fully. Careful editing, first-rate translation, and thorough explanatory annotations allow each text to meet the highest literary standards while remaining accessible to students. Each edition is printed on acid-free paper and every text in the series remains in print. Norton Critical Editions are the choice for excellence in scholarship for students at more than 2,000 universities worldwide.

About the Author

Sharon O'Brien is an acclaimed author of both trade and scholarly books and a well-known Cather scholar. She is James Hope Caldwell Professor of American Cultures at Dickinson College. She is the author of Willa Cather: The Emerging Voice; Willa Cather; and The Family Silver: A Memoir of Depression and Inheritance. She is the editor of The Library of America Willa Cather (Volumes I-III) and New Essays on My Ántonia.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393924664
Editor:
O'Brien, Sharon
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Editor:
O'Brien, Sharon
Author:
Cather, Willa
Author:
O'Brien, Sharon
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Farm life
Subject:
Brothers and sisters
Subject:
Women pioneers
Subject:
American
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Series:
Norton Critical Edition
Publication Date:
20071231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in

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Product details 496 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393924664 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This Norton Critical Edition brings to life--through Cather's words, and through the words and images of others--the uniquely American frontier experience. In inscribing a copy of O Pioneers! for a childhood friend, Cather wrote, "In this one I hit the home pasture..." "Contexts and Backgrounds" includes a rich selection of autobiographical and biographical remembrances (including three interviews with Cather), literary contexts (by Cather and her contemporaries, Henry James and Sarah Orne Jewett), and writings on the American West (including selected letters that paint a picture of one family's life on the Nebraska prairie). "Criticism" provides seven contemporary reviews and eight modern critical interpretations by David Stouck, John J. Murphy, C. Susan Wiesenthal, Marilee Lindemann, Melissa Ryan, Guy Reynolds, and Sharon O'Brien.
"Synopsis" by , About the Series: No other series of classic texts equals the caliber of the Norton Critical Editions. Each volume combines the most authoritative text available with the comprehensive pedagogical apparatus necessary to appreciate the work fully. Careful editing, first-rate translation, and thorough explanatory annotations allow each text to meet the highest literary standards while remaining accessible to students. Each edition is printed on acid-free paper and every text in the series remains in print. Norton Critical Editions are the choice for excellence in scholarship for students at more than 2,000 universities worldwide.
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