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The Song of the Lark (Vintage Classics)

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Publisher Comments:

"The time will come when she will be ranked above Hemingway." --Leon Edel

In this powerful portrait of the self-making of an artist, Willa Cather created one of her most extraordinary heroines. Thea Kronborg, a minister's daughter in a provincial Colorado town, seems destined from childhood for a place in the wider world. But as her path to the world stage leads her ever farther from the humble town she can't forget and from the man she can't afford to love, Thea learns that her exceptional musical talent and fierce ambition are not enough.  

It is in the solitude of a tiny rock chamber high in the side of an Arizona cliff--"a cleft in the heart of the world"--that Thea comes face to face with her own dreams and desires, stripped clean by the haunting purity of the ruined cliff dwellings and inspired by the whisperings of their ancient dust. Here she finds the courage to seize her future and to use her gifts to catch "the shining, elusive element that is life itself--life hurrying past us and running away, too strong to stop, too sweet to lose." In prose as shimmering and piercingly true as the light in a desert canyon, Cather takes us into the heart of a woman coming to know her deepest self.

Synopsis:

In this powerful portrait of the self-making of an artist, Willa Cather created one of her most extraordinary heroines. In a remarkable journey, a young woman whose exceptional talents lead her far from the security of home and family comes face to face with her dreams and desires and finds the courage and passion to seize her future. Alison Elliot, Arliss Howard, and Maximillian Schell star.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375706455
Author:
Cather, Willa Silbert
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
Colorado
Subject:
Opera
Subject:
Young women
Subject:
Women singers
Subject:
Opera -- United States -- Fiction.
Subject:
Bildungsromane.
Subject:
Musical fiction.
Subject:
Bildungsromans
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
fiction;classic;novel;american;colorado;opera;literature;music;classics;american literature;20th century;chicago;women;1910s;cather;america;willa cather;coming of age;usa;singing;virago;singers;midwest;historical fiction;historical;arizona;piano;classic l
Subject:
fiction;classic;novel;american;colorado;opera;literature;music;classics;american literature;20th century;chicago;women;1910s;cather;america;willa cather;coming of age;usa;singing;virago;singers;midwest;historical fiction;historical;arizona;piano;classic l
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Classics
Publication Date:
19990731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
8.01x5.21x.95 in. .78 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , In this powerful portrait of the self-making of an artist, Willa Cather created one of her most extraordinary heroines. In a remarkable journey, a young woman whose exceptional talents lead her far from the security of home and family comes face to face with her dreams and desires and finds the courage and passion to seize her future. Alison Elliot, Arliss Howard, and Maximillian Schell star.
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