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Perfect antidote is stretching it since Cather’s immigrants were largely white. No mention in My Antonia of Native American displacement. Jim’s Nebraska seems immune from the Civil War and the tumult of Reconstruction.

I love My Antonia for many reasons. Nostalgia for American greatness is not one of them.

Josh

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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 ...






Diane Prenatt, Ph.D.
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Marian University
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