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My Ántonia

My Ántonia

by Willa Cather

An artist should have no moral purpose in mind other than just his art.

Willa Cather as managing editor of McClure's, 1908 (University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Archives & Special Collections)

Works by Willa Cather

April Twilights, 1903 (poetry)
The Troll Garden, 1905 (stories)
Alexander's Bridge, 1912 (novel)
O Pioneers!, 1913 (novel)
The Song of the Lark, 1915 (novel)
My Ántonia, 1918 (novel)
Youth and the Bright Medusa, 1920 (stories)
One of Ours, 1922 (novel)
A Lost Lady, 1923 (novel)
The Professor's House, 1925 (novel)
My Mortal Enemy, 1926 (novella)
Death Comes for the Archbishop, 1927 (novel)
Shadows on the Rock, 1931 (novel)
Lucy Gayheart, 1935 (novel)
Not Under Forty, 1936 (essays)
Sapphira and the Slave Girl, 1940 (novel)

Books about Cather and My Ántonia

Lewis, Edith. Willa Cather Living: A Personal Record. Introduction by John J. Murphy. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2000.

O'Brien, Sharon. New Essays on My Ántonia. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999.

Woodress, James. Willa Cather: A Literary Life. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1987.


Willa Cather: The Road Is All. The American Masters series by PBS, 2005.


The Willa Cather Electronic Archive
The Willa Cather Foundation
Nebraska Studies

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