Who is Willa Sibert Cather?

  • (noun): United States writer who wrote about frontier life (1873-1947).
    Synonyms: Cather, Willa Cather

Famous quotes containing the words cather and/or willa:

    From time immemorial the men of the town have been famous seamen, and have divided their energies between fishing and hating the English.
    —Willa Cather (1876–1947)

    Write about winter in the summer. Describe Norway as Ibsen did, from a desk in Italy; describe Dublin as James Joyce did, from a desk in Paris. Willa Cather wrote her prairie novels in New York City; Mark Twain wrote Huckleberry Finn in Hartford, Connecticut. Recently, scholars learned that Walt Whitman rarely left his room.
    Annie Dillard (b. 1945)