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I shared this article with many friends before responding to Bank Street. It is wonderful in every meaning of that word. One of my former students, now living in Sweden, sent me the link at the same time, And one of my colleagues, a film scholar raised in South Dakota, was enchanted.
Everyone will notice that they drive up to their new home in a truck from "Cather Truck Rental"!  And that there is a nod to Alexandra when we look down into the grass to see grasshoppers close-up.  The "future is stirring" indeed.

On Feb 25, 2021, at 1:57 PM, barb tetenbaum <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

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I echo everyone in thanking you, Andy, for sending this article. Willa Cather has a way of sneaking into our psyches. I love his story, and also miss those coffee shops for getting work done!

Barbara Tetenbaum/Triangular Press
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On Thursday, February 25, 2021, 09:41:47 AM PST, Olin-Ammentorp, Julie <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

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What a great article - thanks for sending it! And now I have a new movie I need to watch - a delight!
Take care everyone-

On Thu, Feb 25, 2021 at 11:37 AM Richard Millington <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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Thanks, Andy--so great to be alerted to this testimony to the way Cather's works keep generating new acts of creativity.

Best to all,

On Thu, Feb 25, 2021 at 10:38 AM Steven Shively <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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I found the story inspiring, and it reinforces so much of why we support the humanities. When we teach or talk to book clubs or spread the word among friends or support libraries and museums, we can inspire talented people. I read the story yesterday from a link on the Cather Foundation Facebook page—like 5 Bank Street, a good source for all things Cather. Wishing good stories and good storytelling to all.



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My own relationship with My Ántonia has evolved over the years, but it was the book that knocked me off of my pre-law track as an undergraduate. I wonder if that influence, for those of us deeply affected by the book, comes from explicit invitations to personal stories (like Jim Burden’s to the narrator) or from a more subliminal effect, such as we get from Jim’s visit to the Widow Steavens? Perhaps unknowable.


Thanks for sharing, Andy.




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This is so wonderful.  I think the film is out tomorrow on demand.  I can't wait.  Thanks for sending this.


On Thu, Feb 25, 2021 at 9:17 AM Andrew Jewell <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Dear Cather Community:


As a testament to the sometimes-surprising ways Cather can influence contemporary writers and artists, I suggest you read writer and director Lee Isaac Chung’s essay in the L. A. Times from earlier this week. As you may know, his new film, Minari, is getting rave reviews, and I personally look forward to seeing it as soon as I can.


Wishing you all well,




Andrew Jewell, PhD
Professor, University Libraries

Interim Chair, Digital Initiatives and Special Collections

Interim Co-Director, Center for Digital Research in the Humanities

Editor, Willa Cather Archive

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Edith Wharton, Willa Cather, and the Place of Culture (2019)

Edith Wharton's Writings from the Great War (2004)