The 50 in 52 Project continues! (scroll down for more info)
I’ve just finished the 17th book, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce…only 33 more books to go!
Next up is….My Ántonia by Willa Cather (1918)
For those keeping score: this is book #18, week #20
A little info on Willa Cather and her work:
Willa Cather was born in 1873 and grew up in Virginia and Nebraska. Notable among her works: Death Comes for the Archbishop (1927) and the Great Plains Trilogy: O Pioneers! (1913), The Song of the Lark (1915), and My Ántonia. Her work is nostalgic and focused on the small moments that make up a large life. In her novels, beauty and terror frequently fight for space, her characters keenly aware of the brevity of existence. Unlike many other writers during the modernist era, Cather did not go in for experimentation in form or style, yet her writing often has an undercurrent of existential dread; the characters in her frontier novels are exiles, as removed from society as any from a Joyce, Woolf, or Fitzgerald work. Cather embraced an objective style that favored the story without losing the emotional core, perhaps as a result of her work as a journalist during her early years. Cather passed away in 1947.
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