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Hemingway fans, good people Recommended to Meredith by: 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 delightful to read because, in the sense that the author has shown me their unreliability, she has also shown me their uniqueness and humanity.
Cather presents the story My Antonia as a story within a story. For a long time, I found it horrifying. The phrase had some kind of unsettling expectation to it. Now, though, I feel differently. I feel like it is lovely to belong to the people I care about, and the last time someone said it, it was just comfortable and true.
Writing across genders is suspicious to me, and so that unreliability piles on to the already suspect character of Jim.
It has the insight of a woman into the motivations of another woman, but it has the gentleness of how a woman sees the emotions of men.
Cather always writes domestic stories, but there is also something epic about the tragedies, betrayals, and glory her characters encounter.
The story of the Russian wolves in My Antonia is my favorite. I am a very impressionable young thing, and so when someone explains to me why they love something, it often sticks and colors my interpretation of that thing in the future.
I am staunchly against the prairies, and the pioneers are usually dullsville. In real life, when I am away from mountains for too long I freak out, and I have an aversion to reading about how to live in a dug out.
I love the mountains, and I maintain that they are more beautiful than the prairies, but I could never describe the essence of the places I love like Cather does her places. And her places are ick, so that makes her even more wonderful as a writer. Anyway, I love this book.
I listened to it on audio this time, and the audio is really lovely.
They are all wonderful. This one has a quality I like of being driven by character, not plot, but that is not always a draw.
The people here are wonderful, timeless, and real. The things they say are things people should say, and they belong to each other the way people should.
It is often brutal, in the way art should be brutal, with real feeling; but, it is not cruel. It tells how we should see each other and how we should be, but also how we do see each other and how we are.
It is a sort of magical world that is also real life, but I think that is how we talk about people we love — suspiciously comfortable; unreliable, but belonging.My Antonia Criticism Willa Cather This Study Guide consists of approximately 80 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of My Antonia.
Test your knowledge of My Ántonia with our quizzes and study questions, or go further with essays on the context and background and links to the best resources around the web. "My Antonia" is a very lovely novel authored by Willa Cather. It is about farm and town life in Nebraska near the end of the Nineteenth Century.
The story is told through a male narrator and Antonia is a central figure throughout/5(K). Jan 01, · Published in , this novel, set on the plains of Nebraska, is as fresh and memorable today as it was when it was published, largely because author Willa Cather has chosen to emphasize her fascinating characters and setting, instead of creating a fast-paced plot/5(7).
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