Main Topic: Our State
Topic: Nebraska Literary Giants
Topic: Willa Cather
Speaker: Andrew Jewell
Willa Cather’s My Ántonia: The Story Behind Its Writing and Publication
Drawing on biography, history, photographs, interviews, and archival materials, this presentation tells the story of the creation of Willa Cather’s great novel “My Antonia”, a book with a long foreground in the author’s life, and, as recently-discovered letters illustrate, one that marked daring new ambitions and achievements in her career.