My Antonia

June 6, 2008 at 4:06 pm 3 comments

Willa Cather. I picked this up as a respite from all the turgid, complicated male writers I had been reading. It was the right thing to do. Oh, it is gorgeous. Not in terms of plot or structure but in the way it creates a scene – the landscape, the characters, the way of life. The writing is beautiful but transparent, and the descriptions of the prairie grass are to die for. Can’t quote you any because I left it in Norway. My Mum read it too (on my recommendation) and loved it just as much.


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  • 1. Anonymous  |  August 1, 2008 at 6:18 pm

    I loved Cather’s Neighbor Rosicky. It’s maybe a little-known novella (or long short story) that I had anthologized in a book I was teaching from.
    You might have a look at it if you haven’t read it.
    I agree. Her prose is most beautiful. The landscape in particular….Nebraska and farm folk from the Old Country.

  • 2. meli  |  August 2, 2008 at 3:33 pm

    Thanks for this – I’ll check it out…

  • 3. And… the other books for 2008 « The Little Book Room  |  December 31, 2008 at 6:03 pm

    […] Bought this in Salt Lake City as it felt appropriate to my surroundings. It was lovely, just as My Antonia was. I would love to read everything Cather ever […]

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