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[Past Event] Willa Cather's West (p.8)

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Author Willa Cather, born in Virginia in 1873, moved to Nebraska a decade later; the prairie, the settlers and the land itself transformed her, gave her the basis of her art and of new ways of seeing the west. Six of Cather's twelve novels focus on Red Cloud and the "obliterating strangeness" of the land. In this four-part offering, we will discuss her book, "My √Āntonia" in relation to Cather's life in Nebraska, her short story "Two Friends," and then consider her later novel "Death Comes for the Artchbishop," set in New Mexico.


Tuition: $45.00

Additional Fees: $0.00

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Wednesdays, Feb. 17, 24; Mar. 3, 10 *10:00-11:30am* (4 sessions)


We'll meet online via Zoom. Zoom is free and easy to use. OLLI will walk you through the steps. Prior to each Zoom meeting (class), you will receive an email with specific details on that meeting.


Susan Shillinglaw, Ph.D., is a professor of English at San Jose State University and the former director of the National Steinbeck Center. She has published extensively on John Steinbeck.