Article abstract: Willa Cather’s My Ántonia opened new possibilities for regional literature and expanded alternatives for plotting.
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In October of 1918, when Willa Cather was forty-four years old, she was considered a promising “young” novelist by critics and reviewers such as H. L. Mencken. She was by then the author of an unheralded collection of poems, April Twilights (1903), a collection of short stories, The Troll Garden (1905), and three novels: Alexander’s Bridge (1912), O Pioneers!...
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