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Willa Cather

1873 - 1947
Willa Cather was an American writer who acheived recognition with her Prairy Trilogy, novels of the frontier life on the Great Plains. She was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1923 for her novel One of Ours, set during World War I.
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Two very shabby looking young men stood at the corner of Prairie avenue and Eightieth street, looking despondently at the carriages that whirled by. It was Christmas Eve, and the streets were full ... [+]