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✅ My Ántonia PDF / Epub ⚣ Author Willa Cather – Eiyo.us

My ÁntoniaAn Ode To A Vanished Way Of Life On The Nebraska Plains I D Have Liked To Have You For A Sweetheart, Or A Wife, Or My Mother Or My Sister Anything A Woman Can Be To A Man The Idea Of You Is 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 MeWilla Cather, My AntoniaIn Willa Cather S My Antonia, Thoughts Of Home And Homesickness Play A Central Role In This Icon Tale Of The Great Plains Of Nebraska In This Book, Jim Burden Reflects On His Childhood On The Nebraska Prarie And The Unforgettable Girl, My Antonia.

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  1. says:

    i read this book the same day i found out that sparkling ice had introduced two new flavors, pineapple coconut and lemonade.what 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 those.why have i never read willa cather before i m not sure i think i just always associated her with old ladies, and i figured i would read her on my deathbed or something maybe it was the unavoidable cather catheter association.i don t know all i know is that a certain little bird here on goodreads was always going chirp chirp willa cather chirp cather and when someone dumped a bunch of free books by the curb in front of my house, i decided it was a sign to finally give her a chance i liked it so much, i will pay for my next book of hers you re welcome, cather estate this isn t a novel as much as a loosely gathered collection of stories in which the characters progress through time, grow up, lose their illusions, and make their way in the world finding themselves in and defining themselves against the vast nothingness of the american prairie.jim and antonia are children who...


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    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 extirpate subjugate 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 vanquish 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...


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    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 delightful to read because, in the sense that the author has shown me their unreliability, she has also shown me their uniqueness and humanity I think Jim Burden, the narrator of My Antonia is a beautiful example of this and that most of the passion and mystery in this story comes from Jim s failings as a human, within the story, and even as a character, from a critical perspective I will explain.Cather presents the story My Antonia as a story within a story The narrative introducing the book comes from a friend of Jim s, who tells us that Jim has always had a romantic disposition, but that, as of the writing of the book, Jim is in a presumably loveless marriage with an awful woman who is temperamentally incapable of enthusiasm Jim s mind is co...


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    James Quayle Burden loses both his parents at the tender age of ten in Virginia near the Blue Ridge Mountains, sent by relatives to his grandparents Josiah and Emmaline Burden by train, in the custody of a trusted employee that worked for his late father teenager Jake Marpole, reaching the farm safely in the still wild prairie state of Nebraska, newly settled by Americans, the Indians have been scattered and are no longer a threat , but the harsh frontier land remains untamed Colorful Otto Fuchs an immigrant from Austria, former cowboy Wild West stories he recites, reluctantly , of his experiences there and amiable Jake Marpole, who remains to help Jim s old relatives are very capable farm hands, that keep everything running smoothly quite needed by Jim s grandparents, he becomes their good friend Many of the these new settlers are from Europe, lured by the American government s promise and the law, that anyone who lives a certain amount of years on a property, it becomes theirs But many poor Europeans arriving are from the cities, not knowing how to farm unable to build a log cabin, raise crops take care of animals that are essential to survive the unforgiving climate, hot excruciating summers and cold, snowy, freezing winters The neighbors feels very sorry for these incompetents, get them out of their holes in the ground and make a proper home of wood...


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    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 qualities that make me want to hug these books.I 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 soul.Once 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 mou...


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    This Nebraskan prairie civilization is like the dogtown that lives below it It is a web of families favors And that s the way of life Antonia, the magnetic and emblematic figure in the middle of it all in this narrative of remembrance, of singular impressions is a strong rock, a hardworking beacon of goodness in a world that is simultaneously vast asphyxiating, with its rattlesnakes, sicknesses, suicides and slight silver linings Also a sigh...


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    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 you I guess it couldn t be helped, because after knowing Antonia Shimerda, I can t help being enad with her myself It is not even easy to say things so illuminating about a human being but somehow, seeing Antonia from the eyes of Jim Burden, I totally understand where he s coming from Antonia exudes strength, spirit and determination, and all the while remains gentle, trusting, and kind What Jim feels for her goes beyond romantic love, though She is the embodiment of the things he loves most home, his childhood, and his aspirations The way I see it, she is what makes him a better man Nevertheless, My Antonia is not a love story, it hardly focuses on that aspect at all With Antonia s story, we get a glimpse on the lives and concerns of early settlers, which includes European immigrants, of the American West It shows us what these people have to contend with, and struggle for, that goes to the very heart of their lives.Now most of the pioneer stories...


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    There seemed to be nothing to see no fences, no creeks or trees, no hills or fields If there was a road, I could not make it out in the faint starlight There was nothing but land not a country at all, but the material out of which countries are made Willa Cather, My ntonia For someone who grew up watching Little House on the Prairie , this was an interesting and nostalgic look at my childhood fancies and romanticized images of frontier life Making a new life, taming the land, and creating something out of very little all sounded so romantic and magical to me at the time but there was so much that I hadn t considered, couldn t have known, with my limited worldly experience I guess that s one of the many reasons that literature is so powerful giving a voice to experiences.This is a story of the early settlers in Nebraska a story of hardships, successes, community, change The story is narrated by an orphaned boy who goes to live with his grandparents after his parents pass away The narration was very detailed and observant.The story focuses quite a bit on ntonia Shimerda, and her Bohemian family.I thought the character of ntonia was exceptionally well written I think she s one of those unforgettable literary characters, and that s definitely due to Cather s amazing writing and depiction of her Ca...


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    Some memories are realities, and are better than anything that can ever happen to one again p.259 More than a Wild West story about the adventurous frontier life in the Nebraska plains, I thought My ntonia was a novel about red seas of prairie grass and hard blue skies and black ploughs outlined against crimson suns and adults chasing the casted shadows of their pasts Prior to the comforting embrace of the Nebraskan landscape there was only the most profound homesickness Homesickness for an abandoned country, for lost parents, for the wistfulness of bygone childhood days, for words never uttered and love never fully declared Willa Cather s evocative voice builds a new home for the reader in this strange yet welcoming land, which turns the mundane into gold, while mourning for the loss of a past that won t ever come back Cather opens the novel meeting her own character Jim Burden and inviting him to recount the story of ntonia Shimmerda, a young Czech girl who grew up with him, and surprises the reader with an unexpected male voice and an unreliable narrator Jim, now a middle aged lawyer living in New York, retells their story casting an aura of nostalgia over the late 19thC...


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    Here lie glorious character sketches Be sure to pay your respects I dragged my feet I came late to the party I regret it.This 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 that.It 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 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 rea...

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