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Willa Cather in Context

Progress, Race, Empire

  • Guy Reynolds

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Introduction

Drawing on a range of material from archives in the USA and from a variety of primary historical sources, this study places Cather's major fiction in its cultural context. Reynolds explores 'progressivism', 'primitivism' and 'Americanization' in such novels as My Antonia and O Pioneers! Willa Cather in Context develops interdisciplinary readings of this important Nebraskan novelist, placing her as a writer actively engaged with many of the key debates of early twentieth-century America, from immigration to evolutionary theory.

Keywords

America American Literature Amerikanische Literatur culture English literature fiction novel USA

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  • Guy Reynolds
    • 1
  1. 1.University of KentCanterburyUK

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