9780393924664

O Pioneers Nce Pa

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  • ISBN13:

    9780393924664

  • ISBN10:

    0393924661

  • Edition: 00
  • Format: Textbook Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-12-17
  • Publisher: W W NORTON

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Summary

Willa Cather's masterful novel marks both her return to the Nebraska of her youth and the discovery of an original literary voice. O Pioneers! vividly recalls the stories of the immigrant settlers Cather knew 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.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsp. vii
Introductionp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xxv
Note on the Textp. xxvii
The Text of O Pioneers!p. 1
Contexts and Backgrounds
Autobiographical and Biographical Essaysp. 137
From Willa Cather: A Memoirp. 137
Willa Cather Talks of Workp. 152
The Vision of a Successful Fiction Writerp. 156
Interview with Willa Catherp. 160
Willa Sibert Catherp. 167
Daughter of the Frontierp. 170
Prefacep. 176
My First Novelsp. 178
Literary Contextsp. 181
Peterp. 181
A Wagner Matineep. 183
Review of Kate Chopin's The Awakeningp. 191
[On Henry James]p. 193
From The Lesson of the Masterp. 194
From The House of Mirthp. 201
The Willing Musep. 212
Letters to Willa Catherp. 222
Miss Jewettp. 225
A White Heronp. 233
From Alexander's Bridgep. 242
The Bohemian Girlp. 246
[On Walt Whitman]p. 283
Pioneers! O Pioneers!p. 285
The American Westp. 289
Letters of Mattie and Uriah Oblingerp. 289
Nature Frowns on Mankindp. 320
From The Significance of the Frontier in American Historyp. 327
Nebraska: The End of the First Cyclep. 331
Swedes in Nebraskap. 338
Bohemians in Nebraskap. 340
Bohemian Cemeteries in Nebraskap. 344
From Pastoralism and Its Discontents: Willa Cather and the Burden of Imperialismp. 346
Criticism
Contemporary Reviewsp. 357
O Pioneers! A New Heroine and a New Country Appearp. 357
A Good Novelp. 358
Books of the Dayp. 359
Review of O Pioneers!p. 360
Review of O Pioneers!p. 361
[Review of O Pioneers!]p. 363
A Novel without a Herop. 365
Modern Critical Viewsp. 366
[Willa Cather and the Epic]p. 366
[Biblical and Literary Contexts in O Pioneers!]p. 373
[Gender and Creativity in O Pioneers!]p. 379
Female Sexuality in Willa Cather's O Pioneers! and the Era of Scientific Sexology: A Dialogue between Frontiersp. 396
[O Pioneers! and the Cultural Politics of the Progressive Era]p. 415
The Enclosure of America: Civilization and Confinement in Willa Cather's O Pioneers!p. 417
[Willa Cather and the Pioneer Myth in O Pioneers!]p. 441
A Chronologyp. 453
Selected Bibliographyp. 457
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