Willa Sibert Cather
Born on December 7, 1873 in Back Creek Valley, Virgina
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The works of Willa Cather
Alexander's Bridge (1912), O Pioneers! (1913- Prairie Trilogy), The Song of the Lark (1915- Prairie Trilogy), My Antonia (1918- Prairie Trilogy), One of Ours (1922), A Lost Lady (1923), The Professor's House (1925), My Mortal Enemy (1926). Death Comes for Archbishop (1927), Shadows on the Rock (1931), Lucy Gayheart (1935), Sapphira and the Slave Girl (1940)
April Twilight (1903, poetry), The Troll Garden (1905, short story), Youth and the Bright Medusa (1920, short story), Obscure Destinies (1932, three stories), Not Under Forty (1936, essays), The Old Beauty and Others (1948, three stories), Willa Cather: On Writing ( 1949, essays), Five Stories (1956, published by the Estate of Willa Cather), The Selected Letters of Willa Cather (published 2013)
1) While attending the University of Nebraska, Cather dressed as a man and called herself "William", her fictional brother
2) Despite her mother’s attempts to turn her into a “lady”, young Willa cut her hair and wore trousers, despite the norms at the time.
3) Willa Cather often lied about the year she was really born in