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CANCELLED: Modernist Book Club - Jan. 2024

Tuesday, Jan. 16 - 5:30 p.m. Auditorium Lobby

Due to weather, this event has been cancelled.

Willa Cather is among the most celebrated American novelists of the first half of the twentieth century. Seen as a regional writer for decades after her passing, critics have increasingly identified Cather as a canonical American writer, the peer of authors like Hemingway, Faulkner and Wharton. Join The Modernists for a discussion on Cather’s “One of Ours,” winner of the 1923 Pulitzer Prize for fiction, with Rachel Olsen, Director of Education and Engagement at The National Willa Cather Center.

Refreshments and socializing at 5:30 p.m., book club discussion at 6 p.m. Free with RSVP | Auditorium Lobby




From The National Willa Cather Center:

Claude Wheeler, the sensitive, aspiring protagonist of this beautifully modulated novel, resembles the youngest son of a peculiarly American fairy tale. His fortune is ready-made for him, but he refuses to settle for it. Alienated from his crass father and pious mother, all but rejected by a wife who reserves her ardor for missionary work, and dissatisfied with farming, Claude is an idealist without an ideal to cling to. It is only when his country enters the First World War that Claude finds what he has been searching for all his life.

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