The Song of the Lark

Author: Willa Cather

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Chicago (Ill.)

Page: 489

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The Song of the Lark

Author: Willa Sibert Cather

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1613103956

Category: Chicago (Ill.)

Page: 489

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Story of Thea Kronborg, who rose from humble origins to the top of the opera world through her own hard work and the support of others.
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Willa Cather's The Song of the Lark

Author: Debra L. Cumberland

Publisher: Brill / Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042032033

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 284

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Willa Cather's The Song of the Lark, the latest in Rodopi's Dialogue Series, is a collection of thirteen new essays exploring Cather's 1915 classic novel about the coming-of-age of Thea Kronborg, a gifted young opera singer. As in previous editions in the Dialogue series, this volume on Cather's novel offers analyses by both new and emerging scholars on complex and controversial issues. Specific areas of focus include: the role of the West and the railroad, race and race relations, the performing arts, as well as Cather's complex construction of “culture” throughout the novel. Thea's role as a possible feminist icon receives a fresh, insightful look, while other writers explore the nature of gift and gift-giving as well as the novel's relation to other literary movements and genres. Scholars and the general public will welcome the ways these new critical insights offer a fresh look at this modern classic.
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A Study Guide for Willa Cather's "The Song of the Lark"

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1410321207

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 15

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A Study Guide for Willa Cather's "The Song of the Lark," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.
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Song of the Lark

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Author: Willa Cather

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781722981341

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Page: 418

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Song of the Lark by Willa Cather Set in the 1890s in Moonstone, a fictional town located in Colorado, The Song of the Lark is the self-portrait of an artist in the making. The story revolves around an ambitious young heroine, Thea Kronborg, who leaves her hometown to go to the big city to fulfill her dream of becoming a well-trained pianist, a better piano teacher. When her piano instructor hears her voice, he realizes that this is her true artistic gift. He encourages her to pursue her vocal training instead of piano saying ... "your voice is worth all that you can put into it. I have not come to this decision rashly." The novel captures Thea's independent-mindedness, her strong work ethic, and her ascent to her highest achievement. At each step along the way, her realization of the mediocrity of her peers propels her to greater levels of accomplishment, but in the course of her ascent she must discard those relationships which no longer serve her. (source: Wikipedia) We are delighted to publish this classic book as part of our extensive Classic Library collection. Many of the books in our collection have been out of print for decades, and therefore have not been accessible to the general public. The aim of our publishing program is to facilitate rapid access to this vast reservoir of literature, and our view is that this is a significant literary work, which deserves to be brought back into print after many decades. The contents of the vast majority of titles in the Classic Library have been scanned from the original works. To ensure a high quality product, each title has been meticulously hand curated by our staff. Our philosophy has been guided by a desire to provide the reader with a book that is as close as possible to ownership of the original work. We hope that you will enjoy this wonderful classic work, and that for you it becomes an enriching experience.
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O Pioneers! The Song of the Lark, and My Antonia

Author: Willa Cather

Publisher: Seltzer Books via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1455425710

Category: Fiction

Page: 404

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Three classic novels by Willa Cather.According to Wikipedia: "Willa Sibert Cather (December 7, 1873[1] – April 24, 1947) was an American author who achieved recognition for her novels of frontier life on the Great Plains, in works such as O Pioneers!, My Ántonia, and The Song of the Lark. In 1923 she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for One of Ours (1922), a novel set during World War I. Cather grew up in Nebraska and graduated from the University of Nebraska. She lived and worked in Pittsburgh for ten years, then at age 33 she moved to New York where she lived for the rest of her life."
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The Prairie Trilogy

O Pioneers!/The Song of the Lark/My Antonia

Author: Willa Cather

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781494748562

Category:

Page: 662

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Complete in one volume! The Prairie Trilogy is a thematically linked series of three novels by Willa Cather. O Pioneers! Alexandra Bergson inherits the family farm when her father passes away. She decides to make a go of it when so many other immigrant families are giving up at the turn of the twentieth century. The Song of the Lark Thea Kronborg is a piano teacher with a voice that came from the heavens. She seeks to use her gift, and in so doing, must decide which sacrifices she must make to live to her fullest potential. My Antonia After his parents die, Jim Burden moves to Black Hawk, Nebraska to live with his grandparents. There he meets and falls for Antonia, and through his viewpoint, we explore Antonia's past.
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Der Mann im grauen Flanell

Roman

Author: Sloan Wilson

Publisher: Dumont Buchverlag

ISBN: 3832187065

Category: Fiction

Page: 446

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Der amerikanische Klassiker in neuer Übersetzung Tom und Betsy Rath sind ein junges Paar, sie haben drei gesunde Kinder, ein schönes Zuhause in einem netten Vorort von New York und ein regelmäßiges, wenn auch nicht üppiges Einkommen. Eigentlich haben sie allen Grund, glücklich zu sein. Doch irgendwie sind sie es nicht. Tom pendelt Tag für Tag in die Stadt, wo er einem unspektakulären Bürojob nachgeht – seit er aus dem Krieg zurückgekehrt ist, hat er sich ohnehin verändert, ist verschlossen und launisch. Betsy fühlt sich unverstanden. Nach einem Karriereschritt hat Tom bald keine Zeit mehr für sein Privatleben. Ist es das, was Tom wirklich will? Als er auf einen alten Kameraden aus dem Krieg trifft, gerät sein Alltag vollends aus den Fugen, Tom muss sich seiner Vergangenheit stellen und eine Entscheidung treffen, die sein Leben grundsätzlich verändern wird. ›Der Mann im grauen Flanell‹, im Original 1955 veröffentlicht und sofort ein Bestseller, vermittelt wie wenige andere Romane den Geist der fünfziger Jahre. Zu Recht gilt er als moderner Klassiker und verdient es, zusammen mit den Werken von Richard Yates, John Cheever und Raymond Carver genannt zu werden. Der Buchtitel war so treffend, dass er im Englischen zu einem feststehenden Begriff wurde. Nun liegt der Roman in einer zeitgemäßen deutschen Übersetzung vor.
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Schatten auf dem Fels

Roman

Author: Willa Cather,Elisabeth Schnack

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783717521938

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Page: 411

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Im Land der weißen Wolke

Roman

Author: Sarah Lark

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3838700821

Category: Fiction

Page: 816

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London, 1852: Zwei junge Frauen treten die Reise nach Neuseeland an. Es ist der Aufbruch in ein neues Leben - als künftige Ehefrauen von Männern, die sie kaum kennen. Die adlige Gwyneira ist dem Sohn eines reichen "Schafbarons" versprochen, und die junge Gouvernante Helen wurde als Ehefrau für einen Farmer angeworben. Ihr Schicksal soll sich erfüllen in einem Land, das man ihnen als Paradies geschildert hat. Werden sie das Glück und die Liebe am anderen Ende der Welt finden? Ein fesselnder Schmöker über Liebe und Hass, Vertrauen und Feindschaft und zwei Familien, deren Schicksal untrennbar miteinander verknüpft ist.
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THE PRAIREE TRILOGY: O, Pioneers!, The Song of the Lark & My Ántonia

Author: Cather,Willa

Publisher: Musaicum Books

ISBN: 8027235812

Category: Fiction

Page: 689

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O Pioneers!, written in 1913, is the first novel of her Great Plains trilogy. The book tells the story of the Bergsons, a family of Swedish immigrants in the farm country at the turn of the 20th century. The main character, Alexandra Bergson, inherits the family farmland when her father dies and devotes her life to making the farm a viable enterprise at a time when many other immigrant families are giving up and leaving the prairie. The Song of the Lark, written in 1915, is generally considered to be the second novel in Cather's Prairie Trilogy. The story revolves around an ambitious young heroine, Thea Kronborg, who leaves her hometown to go to the big city to fulfill her dream of becoming a well-trained pianist. My Ántonia , published in 1918, is the final book of Cather's Prairie Trilogy. It is the story of a strong farm woman who still affirms her passion for the land after her father's suicide and desertion by her lover. Willa Sibert Cather (1873 – 1947) was an American author who achieved recognition for her novels of frontier life on the Great Plains, in works such as O Pioneers!, My Ántonia, and The Song of the Lark. In 1923 she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for One of Ours, a novel set during World War I.
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Tee mit Mrs Dallimore

Roman

Author: Erica James

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3732555917

Category: Fiction

Page: 607

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Lizzie hatte schon immer das Talent, das Unglück magisch anzuziehen. Aber diesmal hat sie den Vogel abgeschossen: Als die Affäre mit ihrem verheirateten Chef auffliegt, verliert sie ihren Job und muss zu ihren Eltern aufs Land ziehen. Dort arbeitet sie in einem Altersheim und trifft auf Mrs Dallimore. Die alte Dame erzählt ihr ihre Lebensgeschichte, und Lizzie erkennt, dass sie nicht der einzige Mensch auf der Welt ist, der Fehler macht. Und vielleicht sind die Dinge ja gar nicht so schlimm, wie sie scheinen ...
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Lucy Gayheart

Roman

Author: Willa Cather,Elisabeth Schnack

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783717521570

Category:

Page: 346

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Three Novels

O Pioneers!, the Song of the Lark, and My Antonia

Author: Perseus

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 9780786705986

Category: Fiction

Page: 689

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Complete in one volume, here are three of the most adored works by early 20th-century writer Willa Cather. O PIONEERS! (1913) tells embodies American heroism in one pioneer woman. THE SONG OF THE LARK (1915) plots a great Wagnerian soprano's journey toward her destiny. MY ANTONIA (1918), is the story of a strong farm woman who still affirms her passion for the land after her father's suicide and desertion by her lover.
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Student Companion to Willa Cather

Author: Linda De Roche

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313328428

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 218

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Written especially for students, this critical introduction offers insightful yet accessible criticism of Cather's most widely read novels.
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Bird and Sword

Author: Amy Harmon

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3736306105

Category: Fiction

Page: 398

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Ein Mädchen ohne Stimme. Ein König in Ketten. Ein Fluch, der sie vereint. Mit fünf Jahren musste Lark mit ansehen, wie ihre Mutter vor ihren Augen hingerichtet wurde. Mit dem letzten Atemzug nahm sie ihrer Tochter die Stimme und die Macht der Worte. Denn Magie ist eine Todsünde in Jeru. Dreizehn Jahre später erscheint der junge König Tiras am Hof von Larks Vater, um diesen an seine Treuepflicht im Krieg zu erinnern. Er nimmt die stumme junge Frau als Geisel mit sich. Zunächst fürchtet Lark den König, doch sie merkt schnell, dass Tiras ebenso wenig frei ist wie sie und dass die Liebe womöglich die einzige Waffe ist, die ihrer beider Ketten sprengen kann ... "Atemberaubend - eine epische Geschichte voller Magie und Romantik!" Totally Booked Blog
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Song of the Lark

Author: Sonya Birmingham

Publisher: Leisure Books

ISBN: 9780843943931

Category: Fiction

Page: 361

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Backwoods mountain beauty Jubilee Jones is drawn to bitter widower Stephen Wentworth when he hires her to care for his troubled, mute young son, despite her anger at the Wentworths because of her brother's crippling logging accident. Original.
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The Imaginative Claims of the Artist in Willa Cather's Fiction

"possession Granted by a Different Lease"

Author: Demaree C. Peck

Publisher: Susquehanna University Press

ISBN: 9780945636878

Category: Art

Page: 342

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"In this, her first book, scholar Demaree C. Peck assigns Willa Cather her rightful place in our literary history. Challenging the assumption that women writers must draw their inspiration from a lineage of female predecessors, Peck portrays Willa Cather as a woman who self-consciously set out to write within a male literary tradition that she identified as Emersonian. Peck explores the psychological underpinnings of Cather's aesthetics to show that her theory of stylistic economy and simplicity was motivated by a desire to reorganize the elements of the artistic stage exclusively around her own romantic ego - that "inexplicable presence of the thing not named."" "Although Cather's protagonists appear in various disguises, clad as pioneers, lawyers, or priests, they are all incarnations of the artist who appropriates people and places as parts of consciousness. Cather's imaginative claimants seek to assimilate the world as a reflection of the self, in the way that their prototype, Emerson's poet-landlord, enjoys a figurative ownership of the landscape in reward for his integrating vision. The novels offer a series of ingenious masquerades beneath whose plots lurk variations of a single story impelled by the artist's quest to take imaginative possession of the world in order to recover the dominion of her soul. Unlike critics who have discussed Cather's novels as a series of discrete experiments, Peck charts the pursuit for imaginative possession as a continuous theme, thereby suggesting a coherence for Cather's art and career as a whole." "Offering original interpretations of eight of Cather's novels in the light of previously undiscussed letters and other biographical materials, Peck explores the relation between Cather's life and art to suggest that she created her central characters as surrogates whose imaginative accumulations could compensate her for various dispossessing experiences in her own life. Cather's novels operate according to the psychological laws of wish fulfillment. While Cather's romanticism has its historical origin in American transcendentalism, its psychological origin derives from the mythic domain of childhood. Cather's "kingdom of art" sanctions the dream projected upon childhood of an original omnipotence that could cheat fate and remain unsoiled by experience. Her novels enact a fantasy of return to primal wholeness. Peck suggests that the novels serve a restorative function not only for their author, but for Cather's readers as well. Cather's fiction is significant, Peck argues, because it performs an important psychological work for its audience."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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