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?!SusanSusan Lynn Meyer
Department of English, Wellesley College, Wellesley MA 02481Matzah 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 <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Thank you! Cristina
Prof. Cristina Giorcelli
Full Professor Emerita of American Literature
University of Rome Three
Da: 5 Bank Street: The Listserv for Willa Cather Scholars <[log in to unmask]> per conto di Diane Prenatt <[log in to unmask]>
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Oggetto: [5BANKSTREET] Cather for our time . . . again
Thought others would be interested:
Diane Prenatt, Ph.D.Professor of English EmeritaMarian UniversityIndianapolis IN 46222317-955-6395