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Lucy Gayheart

Lucy Gayheart

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by Willa Cather
     
 

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Fervently pursuing the life of an artist, a young music student leaves behind her small midwestern town and comes to know the elation and heartache of a life in the creative world.

Overview

Fervently pursuing the life of an artist, a young music student leaves behind her small midwestern town and comes to know the elation and heartache of a life in the creative world.

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From the Publisher
"The unity of Miss Cather's design, the clarity and distinction of this book, should put it beside her first great success, My Ántonia." —The Times Literary Supplement (London)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781560544838
Publisher:
Macmillan Library Reference
Publication date:
01/01/1992
Pages:
225
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Willa Cather was born on December 7, 1873, in Back Creek Valley, Virginia. Her father was a sheep farmer. When she was nine the family moved to Nebraska, eventually settling in the frontier village of Red Cloud. As a child Cather read voraciously, learning Greek and Latin from a neighbor, and displayed an early interest in science. At the University of Nebraska she immersed herself in literary studies and began writing stories and essays; following her graduation in 1895 she worked for some years as a journalist and schoolteacher, living part of the time in Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C.

Willa Cather wurde am 7. Dezember 1873 in Back Creek Valley, Virginia geboren. Ihr Vater war ein Schafzüchter. Als sie neun war, zog ihre Familie nach Nebraska, letztendlich liess sie sich in einem
Grenzdorf Red Cloud nieder. Als Kind lass Cather sehr viel, lernte Griechisch und Latein von ihrem Nachbarn und entfaltete ein frühes wissenschaftliches Interesse. An der Universität von Nebraska begann sie mit dem Literaturstudium und schrieb erste Geschichten und Essays; nach ihrem Abschluss 1895 arbeitete sie für einige Jahre als Journalistin und Schullehrerin, sie lebte teilweise in Pittsburgh und teilweise in Washington, D.C.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
December 7, 1873
Date of Death:
April 27, 1947
Place of Birth:
Winchester, Virginia
Place of Death:
New York, New York
Education:
B.A., University of Nebraska, 1895

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