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Song of the Lark

Song of the Lark(云雀之歌) 立即阅读

作者:Willa Cather    阅读:243    收藏:0    语言:英语

The Song of the Lark is a novel by American author Willa Cather, written in 1915. The title comes from a painting of the same name by Jules Adolphe Aimé Louis Breton. Set in the 1890s in Moonstone, a fictional place located in Colorado, The Song of the Lark is the self-portrait of an artist in the making. The story revolves around an ambitious young heroine, Thea Kronborg, who leaves her hometown to go to the big city to fulfill her dream of becoming a famous opera star. The novel captures Thea's independent-mindedness, her strong work ethic, and her ascent to her highest achievement. At each step along the way, her realization of the mediocrity of her peers propels her to greater levels of accomplishment, but in the course of her ascent she must discard those relationships which no longer serve her.

O Pioneers!

O Pioneers!(啊,拓荒者!) 立即阅读

作者:Willa Cather    阅读:615    收藏:0    语言:英语

Set on the Nebraska prairie where Willa Cather grew up, this powerful early novel tells the story of the young Alexandra Bergson, whose dying father leaves her in charge of the family and of the lands they have struggled to farm. In Alexandra's long flight to survive and succeed, O Pioneers! relates an important chapter in the history of the American frontier. Evoking the harsh grandeur of the prairie, this landmark of American fiction unfurls a saga of love, greed, murder, failed dreams, and hard-won triumph. In the fateful interaction of her characters, Willa Cather compares with keen insight the experiences of Swedish, French, and Bohemian immigrants in the United States. And in her absorbing narrative, she displays the virtuoso storytelling skills that have made her one of the most admired masters of the American novel.

作者简介

薇拉·凯瑟(Willa Cather,1873年12月7日-1947年4月24日),美国作家,出生在美国弗吉尼亚州。幼时随父母迁居到中西部的内布拉斯加州。内布拉斯加大学毕业后曾任中学教员、记者和杂志编辑。1912年开始专事写作。早期作品受亨利·詹姆斯的影响。后来听从女作家沙拉·奥纳·裘维特的劝告,以自幼所熟悉的西部边疆生活为题材,创作富有地方特色的作品。1944年,她作为美国文学艺术院院士,获该院最高金奖。她的作品被誉为美国文学中的“珍珠”。在略显浮躁的20世纪美国文坛,她是艺术良知的持守者和道德勇气的体现者。今天,她越来越受批评家们的重视和喜爱。