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It is interesting to be reminded of this: "Otherwise, the American dream
was available to anyone who could pay a 50-cent tax (about $12 in current
dollars) and was not a “convict, lunatic, idiot or any person unable to
take care of himself or herself without becoming a public charge.”

It makes me wonder how the Shimerdas got their son Marek past the
immigration officers.  Was he based on a real person?  Has anyone
investigated this issue?  May I call "dibs" if nobody has yet?!

Susan
Susan Lynn Meyer
Department of English, Wellesley College, Wellesley MA 02481
www.susanlynnmeyer.com

Recent books:
*Matzah Belowstairs *(Lerner, Kar-Ben Books 2019).
*Skating with the Statue of Liberty *(Penguin Random House 2016).
*New Shoes* (Holiday House 2015).

Recent awards:
New York State Charlotte Award.
Jane Addams Peace Award.
NAACP Image Award Nominee.



On Sat, Jul 20, 2019 at 12:36 PM Maria Cristina Giorcelli <
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> Thank you! Cristina
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> Prof. Cristina Giorcelli
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> Full Professor Emerita of American Literature
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> *Da:* 5 Bank Street: The Listserv for Willa Cather Scholars <
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> *Inviato:* sabato 20 luglio 2019 02:16:59
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> *Oggetto:* [5BANKSTREET] Cather for our time . . . again
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> Thought others would be interested:
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> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.nytimes.com_2019_07_19_opinion_trump-2Dpresidency-2Dimmigration.html-3Faction-3Dclick-26module-3DOpinion-26pgtype-3DHomepage&d=DwIFaQ&c=Cu5g146wZdoqVuKpTNsYHeFX_rg6kWhlkLF8Eft-wwo&r=1P1U_QmwwektPDtD1M1foXXGqUzLgygf16Nt7kNKpE0&m=_CepTlXHIV5p8viiUPNdJvb8L-OIYNQHcr4-KOg-b-g&s=0h3_H9b_DMclU6wvMuwHER7X7tq5Mky9tXXPKjK3ZBM&e= 
> <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.nytimes.com_2019_07_19_opinion_trump-2Dpresidency-2Dimmigration.html-3Faction-3Dclick-26module-3DOpinion-26pgtype-3DHomepage&d=DwMF-g&c=Cu5g146wZdoqVuKpTNsYHeFX_rg6kWhlkLF8Eft-wwo&r=1P1U_QmwwektPDtD1M1foXXGqUzLgygf16Nt7kNKpE0&m=sfETQMpKtFuLn85oskFpdBx6pxHEVmuiOq3tq3pJN-g&s=h86Cp-KKQZzVja_MxfqNj5B3M2FSWgjqv7U5_FcrZvY&e=>
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> Diane
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> <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.nytimes.com_2019_07_19_opinion_trump-2Dpresidency-2Dimmigration.html-3Faction-3Dclick-26module-3DOpinion-26pgtype-3DHomepage&d=DwMF-g&c=Cu5g146wZdoqVuKpTNsYHeFX_rg6kWhlkLF8Eft-wwo&r=1P1U_QmwwektPDtD1M1foXXGqUzLgygf16Nt7kNKpE0&m=sfETQMpKtFuLn85oskFpdBx6pxHEVmuiOq3tq3pJN-g&s=h86Cp-KKQZzVja_MxfqNj5B3M2FSWgjqv7U5_FcrZvY&e=>
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> <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.nytimes.com_2019_07_19_opinion_trump-2Dpresidency-2Dimmigration.html-3Faction-3Dclick-26module-3DOpinion-26pgtype-3DHomepage&d=DwMF-g&c=Cu5g146wZdoqVuKpTNsYHeFX_rg6kWhlkLF8Eft-wwo&r=1P1U_QmwwektPDtD1M1foXXGqUzLgygf16Nt7kNKpE0&m=sfETQMpKtFuLn85oskFpdBx6pxHEVmuiOq3tq3pJN-g&s=h86Cp-KKQZzVja_MxfqNj5B3M2FSWgjqv7U5_FcrZvY&e=>
> Opinion | The Perfect Antidote to Trump - The New York Times
> <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.nytimes.com_2019_07_19_opinion_trump-2Dpresidency-2Dimmigration.html-3Faction-3Dclick-26module-3DOpinion-26pgtype-3DHomepage&d=DwMF-g&c=Cu5g146wZdoqVuKpTNsYHeFX_rg6kWhlkLF8Eft-wwo&r=1P1U_QmwwektPDtD1M1foXXGqUzLgygf16Nt7kNKpE0&m=sfETQMpKtFuLn85oskFpdBx6pxHEVmuiOq3tq3pJN-g&s=h86Cp-KKQZzVja_MxfqNj5B3M2FSWgjqv7U5_FcrZvY&e=>
> www.nytimes.com
> When I was in high school I read Willa Cather’s “My Ántonia” and loved it
> for the love story it told. This week, I borrowed my daughter’s copy and
> read it again. It turns out to be a book ...
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> Diane Prenatt, Ph.D.
> Professor of English Emerita
> Marian University
> Indianapolis IN  46222
> 317-955-6395
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