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Willa Cather as a freshman (left) and upon graduation (Images: Willa Cather Archive)

A Brief History of Romantic Friendship

Willa Cather as a freshman (left) and upon graduation (Images: Willa Cather Archive)

Willa Cather (right) with Louise Pound, University of Nebraska, early 1890s

A Brief History of Romantic Friendship

There is a certain simplicity and contentment in lying on your back and pondering the world.

There is a certain simplicity and contentment in lying on your back and pondering the world.

Willa Cather | Cowboys, Native American, American History, Wild West, American Indians | thewildwest.org

Willa Cather | Cowboys, Native American, American History, Wild West, American Indians | thewildwest.org

book pendant - My Antonia Willa Cather "knitting woman"

book pendant - My Antonia Willa Cather "knitting woman"

You can feel the spirit of the plains and those remarkable women who settled it in every perfect word that Willa Cather writes.

You can feel the spirit of the plains and those remarkable women who settled it in every perfect word that Willa Cather writes.

Willa Cather TIME ISSUE DATE: Aug. 3, 1931

90 Years, 140 TIME Cover Stars: The Celebs Who Defined a Century of Entertainment #90YearsofTIME

One of America’s greatest women writers, Willa Cather established her talent and her reputation with this extraordinary novel—the first of her books set on the Nebraska frontier. A tale of the prairie land encountered by America’s Swedish, Czech, Bohemian, and French immigrants, as well as a story of how the land challenged them, changed them, and, in some cases, defeated them, Cather’s novel is a uniquely American epic . . . 3.78 stars

One of America’s greatest women writers, Willa Cather established her talent and her reputation with this extraordinary novel—the first of her books set on the Nebraska frontier. A tale of the prairie land encountered by America’s Swedish, Czech, Bohemian, and French immigrants, as well as a story of how the land challenged them, changed them, and, in some cases, defeated them, Cather’s novel is a uniquely American epic . . . 3.78 stars

Willa Cather, 1873- 1947. As a student at the University of Nebraska in the early 1890s, Cather sometimes used the masculine nickname "William" and wore masculine clothing. A photograph in the University of Nebraska archives depicts Cather dressed like a young man and with "her hair shingled, at a time when females wore their hair fashionably long."

Willa Cather, 1873- 1947. As a student at the University of Nebraska in the early 1890s, Cather sometimes used the masculine nickname "William" and wore masculine clothing. A photograph in the University of Nebraska archives depicts Cather dressed like a young man and with "her hair shingled, at a time when females wore their hair fashionably long."

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