Willa Cather, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, considered My Ãntonia to be one of her best works, and critic H.L. Mencken claimed it was one of the best American novels ever written. Published in 1918, the novel compassionately and intimately traces the story of a Bohemian family as they settle on the Great Plains in Nebraska. This American classic is still lauded internationally by scholars and everyday readers....Continua
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Jim, the fictional teller of this story by Willa Cather, is not surprised at looking at Antonia's deeds in early Nebraska as any modern reader might be today.
This text underlines the importance of the female factor in the building of the United States. In a totally spontaneous way, Antonia (and Willa Cather with her) make up for the frailty of some of their men and contribute to create a fairer New World (...and should I add: New Word?)...Continua