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A classic novel of the Nebraska prairie, O Pioneers! is the story of Alexandra Bergson, the daughter of Swedish immigrant farmers, whose devotion to the land sustains her against the hardships and suffering of prairie life. A new addition to the Bantam Classic line. One of America's greatest wome writers, Willa Cather established her talent and her reputation with this extraordinary novel - the first of her books set on the Nebraska frontier. A tale of the prairie land encountered by America's Swedish, Czech, Bohemian, and French immigrants, as well as a story of how the land challenge…mehr

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A classic novel of the Nebraska prairie, O Pioneers! is the story of Alexandra Bergson, the daughter of Swedish immigrant farmers, whose devotion to the land sustains her against the hardships and suffering of prairie life. A new addition to the Bantam Classic line.

One of America's greatest women writers, Willa Cather established her talent and her reputation with this extraordinary novel - the first of her books set on the Nebraska frontier. A tale of the prairie land encountered by America's Swedish, Czech, Bohemian, and French immigrants, as well as a story of how the land challenged them, changed them, and, in some cases, defeated them, Cather's novel is a uniquely American epic.

Alexandra Bergson, a young Swedish immigrant girl who inherits her father's farm and must transform it from raw prairie into a prosperous enterprise, is the first of Cather's great heroines - all of them women of strong will and an even stronger desire to overcome adversity and succeed. But the wild land itself is an equally important character in Cather's books, and her descriptions of it are so evocative, lush, and moving that they provoked writer Rebecca West to say of her: "The most sensuous of writers, Willa Cather builds her imagined world almost as solidly as our five senses build the universe around us."

Willa Cather, perhaps more than any other American writer, was able to re-create the real drama of the pioneers, capturing for later generations a time, a place, and a spirit that has become part of our national heritage.
  • Produktdetails
  • A Bantam Classic
  • Verlag: Bantam Uk
  • 1989.
  • Seitenzahl: 224
  • Altersempfehlung: 14 bis 18 Jahre
  • 2010
  • Ausstattung/Bilder: 224 S. 6.87 in
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 174mm x 105mm x 13mm
  • Gewicht: 115g
  • ISBN-13: 9780553213584
  • ISBN-10: 055321358X
  • Best.Nr.: 21289404

Autorenporträt

Willa Cather (1873 1947) übersiedelte als Achtjährige mit ihren Eltern von Virginia nach Nebraska, wo sie mit der unermesslichen Prärie, aber auch mit den dortigen Einwanderern aus der Alten Welt Bekanntschaft schloss. Diese Erfahrungen eines Neben- und Miteinander verschiedener Ethnien, Religionen und Kulturen prägten sie tief. Obwohl sie als Lehrerin, Redakteurin und später als erfolgreiche Schriftstellerin vor allem in New York lebte, spielen ihre Werke meist in der heroischen Weite der Prärie des amerikanischen Westens und Südwestens, der sie so ein literarisches Denkmal gesetzt hat. Willa Cather erhielt den Pulitzer-Preis und gilt als eine der großen amerikanischen Erzählerinnen.