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    Download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free À Willa Cather Willa Cather À 2 Review PDF NEW [My Ántonia] i read this book the same day i found out that sparkling ice had introduced two new flavors pineapple coconut and lemonadewhat does this have to do with anything you ask??well sparkling ice is sort of a religion with me and this book was wonderful so it was kind of a great day is all i don't have a lot of thosewhy have i never read willa cather before? i'm not sure i think i just always associated her with old

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    Willa Cather À 2 Review Download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free À Willa Cather Free read My Ántonia I would have called 'My Ántonia' an immigrant novel But then I realized that dubious distinction is reserved only for the creations of writers of colour Jhumpa Lahiri Zadie Smith Xiaolu Guo Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Sunjeev Sahota Yiyun Li Lee Chang Rae and so on and so forth Especially now when the word 'immigrant' hurled at us ad nauseam from the airwaves and the domains of heated social media discussions in

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    Willa Cather À 2 Review Download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free À Willa Cather Free read My Ántonia Maybe what I love about Willa Cather is all the kinds of love and belonging she writes Her unhappy marriages and her comfortable ones; her volatile love and her unconsummated longing; and her lone happy people are all so different but so how I see the world I think the way she writes them is wise Unreliable narrators are

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    PDF NEW [My Ántonia] Willa Cather À 2 Review Free read My Ántonia James uayle Burden loses both his parents at the tender age of ten in Virginia near the Blue Ridge Mountains sent by relativ

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    Free read My Ántonia Willa Cather À 2 Review PDF NEW [My Ántonia] What a spell Willa Cather weaves in this the final book of her Great Plains Trilogy sometimes known as the Prairie Trilogy This novel than any of the two previous novels reminded me absurdly yet so strongly of Kent Haruf’s novels Absurdly? Yes – their time frame is separated by a few generations and their locations separated by a few Sta

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    Free read My Ántonia Willa Cather À 2 Review Download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free À Willa Cather This Nebraskan prairie civilization is like the dogtown that lives below it It is a web of families favors And th

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    PDF NEW [My Ántonia] Willa Cather À 2 Review Download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free À Willa Cather I am absolutely convinced that I have fallen in love with Cather’s writing she abducts you with the detailed descriptions of the landscapes

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    Download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free À Willa Cather PDF NEW [My Ántonia] Willa Cather À 2 Review Here lie glorious character sketches Be sure to pay your respects I dragged my feet I came late to the party I regret itThis is one of those books I've known about for ages but was ignorant and flat out mistaken about its subject matter A fri

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    PDF NEW [My Ántonia] Download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free À Willa Cather Willa Cather À 2 Review A plainspoken account of turn of the century life on the Nebraskan prairie told from the perspective of an East Coast businessman recounting h

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    PDF NEW [My Ántonia] “I’d like to have you for a sweetheart or a wife or my mother or my sister anything that a woman can be to a man The idea of you is a part of my mind You influence my likes and dislikes all my tastes hundreds of times when I don’t realize it You really are a part of me”Oh Jim She really did a number on

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My Ántonia

Review ☆ My Ántonia Ç PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Willa Cather À 2 Review Free read My Ántonia Through Jim Burden's endearing smitten voice we revisit the remarkable vicissitudes of immigrant life in the Nebraska heartland with all its insistent bond. I would have called My ntonia an immigrant novel But then I realized that dubious distinction is reserved only for the creations of writers of colour Jhumpa Lahiri Zadie Smith Xiaolu Guo Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Sunjeev Sahota Yiyun Li Lee Chang Rae and so on and so forth Especially now when the word immigrant hurled at us ad nauseam from the airwaves and the domains of heated social media discussions invokes images of gaunt exhausted but solemnly hopeful faces of Syrians knocking on the doors of Europe and America having voyaged across perilous waters that have already claimed many of their loved ones as price of admission Who are immigrants anyway Those who had the foresight and temerity to circumnavigate the globe and assert their self declared God given right to rule over lands inhabited by savages they could easily extirpatesubjugate by dint of military might Or those who foolishly came afterwards much much later balancing their starry eyed dreams of fulfillment or often mere survival on the crutch of that primeval instinct that humanity will vanuish the fact of man made demarcations only to languish in exile for a lifetime pining away for a lost home they could never regain Let s separate the chaff from the grain Immigrants are always sallow skinned tan complexioned sun browned needy Asians Africans Arabs Latinos glibly umbrella termed into convenient one word identities And yet narrator Jim s ntonia epitomizes the immigrant s dream The dream of making a home out of an alien place of finding comfort success a modicum of acceptance among complete strangers and perhaps coming to own a sweep of land to settle in and spread one s roots Yes I know this is a eulogy offered to the prairies edged in gold in the dying light of dusk an attempt to memorialize a way of life that the ill informed city dweller cannot begin to imagine the author s wistful contemplation of a time and place frozen only in the amber of her memories Her earnest effort to capture the nuances of the hardscrabble life with the land teeming with its secret life in visible and hidden corners as permanent fixture in the farmer s existence But my reasons for 5 starring this are slightly different In that singular light every little tree and shock of wheat every sunflower stalk and clump of snow on the mountain drew itself up high and pointed the very clods and furrows in the fields seemed to stand up sharply I felt the old pull of the earth the solemn magic that comes of those fields at nightfall As far as central themes go the American Dream is a b te noire within the repertoire of notable American fiction An ostensibly noxious concept deserving of indictment by authors who have found it commensurate with an obsession with the unattainable a doctrine of mindless avarice that leads one down the path of self destruction But ntonia s version of the American Dream envisages a life of simple self sufficiency despite the hardships it may entail It is worth protecting worth immortalizing through the written word The sky rocketing desire for riches and social affluence is foreign to her Bohemian Czech sensibilities In a way she is an extension of the Nebraskan wilderness itself raw rough and tender at the same time inexplicably beautiful cheerily resilient against the vicissitudes of fate and time indomitable advocate of vitality and growth The whole prairie was like the bush that burned with fire and was not consumed That hour always had the exultation of victory of triumphant ending like a hero s death heroes who died young and gloriously It was a sudden transfiguration a lifting up of day For Jim Burden ntonia is home indelibly associated as she is with his boyhood days spent chasing rabbits and prairie dogs She is a personification of those bygone days sucked into the spiral of time that can never be recovered but the incontrovertible reality of which will remain etched on to the palate of Jim s consciousness in the brightest of letters till his dying day Years afterward when the open grazing days were over and the red grass had been ploughed under and under until it had almost disappeared from the prairie when all the fields were under fence and the roads no longer ran about like wild things but followed the surveyed section lines Mr Shimerda s grave was still there with a sagging wire fence around it and an unpainted wooden cross Coming to the negatives the casually racist comments directed at an African American character He was always a negro prodigy who played barbarously and wonderfully and the exaltation of Antonia s womanhood could have curtailed my enjoyment somewhat but Cather did everything else so splendidly well that I m choosing not to nitpick Besides nowhere else within the wide realm of literature have I encountered such a believable depiction of friendship between a man and woman each tied to the other through the bonds of shared childhood and a form of affection so wholesome that even a separation of two decades could not mellow it each reduced to the status of a genderless individual a blubbering emotional mess in the other s presence If I have I cannot recall any such name at the moment About us it was growing darker and darker and I had to look hard to see her face which I meant always to carry with me the closest the realest face under all the shadows of women s faces at the very bottom of my memory Brava Ms Cather

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Review ☆ My Ántonia Ç PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Willa Cather À 2 Review Free read My Ántonia S Guiding the way are some of literature's most beguiling characters the Russian brothers plagued by memories of a fateful sleigh ride Antonia's desperatel. What a spell Willa Cather weaves in this the final book of her Great Plains Trilogy sometimes known as the Prairie Trilogy This novel than any of the two previous novels reminded me absurdly yet so strongly of Kent Haruf s novels Absurdly Yes their time frame is separated by a few generations and their locations separated by a few States in between Yet it is the atmosphere created the way the stories are told simply yet clearly and with great feeling these are the ualities that make me want to hug these booksI had tears running down my cheeks a few times in this book One incident that moved me very strongly was when 20 year old Jim and 24 year old Antonia say goodbye before he heads off East toward his destiny The way the setting was described and how they shared that moment together their last time together until twenty years into the future was so beautifully poignant it just moved my soulOnce again Willa Cather s skill as a writer her ability to create brilliantly coloured moving pictures with her words and her keen insight into the hearts and souls of many diverse characters shines in this novel I cared so much about these people about the hardships they endured about the successes they celebrated and about the losses they mournedWilla Cather can move a story forward during one paragraph than many writers can in a chapter and she does so with in depth character insight as well as vivid descriptions and flowing plots I love this book and recommend it to everyone who enjoys beautiful literature that has no need to draw attention to itself it just is And to experience it is sublime

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Review ☆ My Ántonia Ç PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Willa Cather À 2 Review Free read My Ántonia Y homesick father and self indulgent mother and the coy Lena Lingard Holding the pastoral society's heart of course is the bewitching free spirited Antonia. Here lie glorious character sketches Be sure to pay your respects I dragged my feet I came late to the party I regret itThis is one of those books I ve known about for ages but was ignorant and flat out mistaken about its subject matter A friend in college wrote a poem based off of it and my impression from that experience was that My Antonia was about a man describing a woman for the length of an entire novel That would be a gross oversimplification of the book It s so much than thatIt s one of the stories that America is founded upon Immigrants who ve left their homeland on the promise of a better life in the new world The new world America in this case meant the far midwest those lonely plains at the foot of the Rockies The immigrants this time around are Czechs referred to as Bohemians in the novel Some of them didn t start out in this country with much and lived a hardscrabble life once they arrived Ah what people are willing to endure for the hope of something better I cherish books like this and The Jungle or The Grapes of Wrath where immigrants or earlier Americans gave it their all for the dream and often died trying Whether it s victory or defeat it doesn t matter it s the struggle that counts Fiction this may be but the story is a real one My own family came to America from Finland about the same time this book is set They farmed the land and found hard times but they survived Hearing those stories is a true marvel to behold Willa Cather tells her own truly marvelous tales in My Antonia Her people are born from precision craftsmanship that refrains from the ponderous grocery list descriptions of physical traits and habits of characters that other writers indulge in Instead Cather cuts to the essence of the person with excellent word choice time and again planting in the reader s mind fruitful full color images of exactly who she s talking about As alluded to at the start of this review this novel is all about the character sketches They move the story much the same way as Sherwood Anderson s Winesburg Ohio However since the characters come alive and are so very lively the lack of a hard driven singular plot is no hinderance to one s enjoyment of My Antonia

  • Paperback
  • 372
  • My Ántonia
  • Willa Cather
  • English
  • 23 April 2020
  • 9780860681250