Image: black and white portrait photograph of a white woman wearing dark elegant clothing, a string of pearls and a feather-trimmed hat. Text: 'Willa Cather: One of Ours'

Willa Cather: One of Ours

Thursday, April 11 - 5:30 p.m. Auditorium and Online

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. The Modernists are hosting a social hour in advance of the public lecture with Rachel Olsen, Director of Education and Engagement at The National Willa Cather Center. The public lecture will discuss Cather's novel “One of Ours,” winner of the 1923 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. Open to all.

Refreshments and socializing at 5:30 p.m., lecture at 6:30 p.m.

Free with RSVP | Auditorium and Online




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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