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She was the first of seven children born to Charles F. The combination of unsuccessful sheep farming and a family history of tuberculosis prompted the family to move nine years later to Nebraska. The family traveled west by train to homestead in Webster County.
Her father moved the family from the homestead farm to the town of Red Cloud, where he pursued a career in insurance. In addition, she took Latin and Greek lessons from an English immigrant and music lessons from a Norwegian woman.
Among her many interests as a young woman was science. Aspiring to be a doctor, Cather followed the town physician on his rounds and assisted him as necessary, going so far as to administer ether to a patient receiving an amputation.
In the early s, she attended the University of Nebraska in Lincoln and graduated in As a student, Cather wrote stories, poems, plays, and drama and music criticism. Although medicine was her stated career goal, one of her teachers submitted a Cather essay on Thomas Carlyle to the local newspaper.
Inshe was appointed managing editor of the Home Monthly in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The following year, she went to work at the Pittsburgh Daily Leader. In Pittsburgh, Cather boarded with the wealthy family of her close friend and rumored lover, Isabelle McClung.
She would stay with the McClungs between her travels untilwhen Isabelle married a concert violinist. For the remainder of her life, Cather shared a home with Edith Lewis. Speculation abounds as to the relationships between Cather and Lewis, but the intensely private Cather left no clues to substantiate or refute claims that Cather was a lesbian.
In any event, Cather never married and never had children.
InCather traveled to Europe. Inshe published her first book of poems, April Twilight. Critics largely dismissed the volume, and Cather subsequently abandoned the form to fiction.
The novel was recognized as an attempt to mimic the style and themes of novelist Henry James. The following year, she published O Pioneers! Cather the Novelist InCather published her third novel, The Song of the Lark, which relates the story of a Colorado woman who matures into a major opera star.
InCather traveled extensively throughout Wyoming and New Mexico. During this trip, she resolved to simplify her writing by stripping away unnecessary descriptions. By the time she died on April 24,from a cerebral hemorrhage, Willa Cather had published twelve novels, fifty-eight short stories, and several collections of essays.
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