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  • Paperback
  • 724 pages
  • The Song of the Lark
  • Willa Cather
  • 10 June 2017
  • 9781511997317

The Song of the Lark[Reading] ➿ The Song of the Lark Author Willa Cather – Essayreview.co.uk Perhaps Willa Cather S Most Autobiographical Work, The Song Of The Lark Charts The Story Of A Young Woman S Awakening As An Artist Against The Backdrop Of The Western Landscape Thea Kronborg, An Aspir Perhaps Willa Cather S Most of the MOBI ☆ Autobiographical Work, The Song of the Lark Charts The Story Of A Young Woman S Awakening As An Artist Against The Backdrop Of The Western Landscape Thea Kronborg, An Aspiring Singer, Struggles To Escape From The Confines Her Small Colorado Town To The World Of Possibility In The Metropolitan Opera House In Classic Cather Style, The Song of the Lark Is The Beautiful, Unforgettable Story Of The Song ePUB Ì American Determination And Its Inextricable Connection To The Land The Time Will Come When She Ll Be Ranked Above Hemingway Leon Edel.


About the Author: Willa Cather

Wilella Sibert Cather was born of the MOBI ☆ in Back Creek Valley Gore , Virginia, in December , She grew up in Virginia and Nebraska She then attended the University of Nebraska, initially planning to become a physician, but after writing an article for the Nebraska State Journal, she became a regular contributor to this journal Because of this, she changed her major and graduated with a bachelor s d.


10 thoughts on “The Song of the Lark

  1. says:

    In this second of Willa Cather s Great Plains Trilogy, we are taken on an adventure of a different kind For those who are interested in how the creative process grows within a person from young childhood through to adulthood, this book is perfect.Thea Kronborg is born in Moonstone, Colorado and is part of a large Swedish family of seven children and an Aunt who helps their mother maintain some semblance of order in their tiny, over crowded home It is her Aunt Tillie who first declares Thea to be something special Thea s mother also senses this daughter s higher destiny but has six other children she must also encourage toward fulfillment.Dr Howard Archie is young and trapped in a bad marriage where he struggles to maintain dignity and the respect of the townspeople by putting the best face on it Dr Archie is one of Thea s first friends outside of the family who can also see something interesting in young Thea, although he cannot put a name to it.Thea s calling and her inner torments in achieving what she feels driven to achieve are central to this marvelous story Along the way, there is a sojourn in New Mexico where she goes to recover herself at one point, and the descriptions and writing soar into and throughout the canyons like birds catching a thermal...

  2. says:

    Even though The Song of the Lark is the second installment in The Prairie Trilogy , I consider Thea, its strong minded protagonist, the culminating embodiment of the rest of Cather s feisty heroines, the point where they end up converging to glow in full radiance view spoiler As much as ntonia warmed my wistful heart in My ntonia, her development as an independent human being was finally curtailed by the solemn aura of her femininity because it ended trapping her in the role of ultimate incarnation as some kind of earth mother Contrarily, Thea renounces to her personal life and sacrifices having a family because she has a dream to pursue, which is also a heavy burden and an enormous responsibility, regardless of the consequences of taking the path that leads her to the art she believes to be locked inside herself, ebullient to flare up if the right igniter flashes the desired, needed spark.In O Pioneers , free spirited Alexandra proves she is worth her weight in gold when it comes to stating her position as a successful entrepreneur without the shadow of a male presence to influence her decisions, but she proves to be severe and rushed to judge illicit love w...

  3. says:

    4.5 stars She used to drag her mattress beside her low window and lie awake for a long while, vibrating with excitement, as a machine vibrates from speed Life rushed in upon her through that window or so it seemed In reality, of course, life rushes from within, not from without There is no work of art so big or so beautiful that it was not once all contained in some youthful body, like this one which lay on the floor in the moonlight, pulsing with ardour and anticipation With exquisite prose, Willa Cather conveys what it means to be an artist and the journey one takes to realize a dream Using the backdrop of the immense plains and the awe inspiring canyons, Cather likens the power of the artist s progress to the quest of the early pioneers into the awesome vastness of the West The descriptions of the landscape of Colorado and the Southwest are simply breathtaking The drive of the artist, the despair, the struggles, the sacrifices, and the triumphs are compelling.Daughter of a minister, Thea Kronborg is born into a large family and from an early age one recognizes her individuality and her spirit Thea begins her musical journey by taking piano lessons from a down and out musician, Wunsch, who wandered into town on the heels of the local vagrant, Spanish Johnny She befriends those much older than herself, i...

  4. says:

    The Song of the Lark Great Plains Trilogy 2 , Willa Cather The Song of the Lark, Willa Cather, with introduction by Sharon O Brien , New York A Signet Classic , 1991, 457p ISBN 0451525337 1994 1913 1915 1918 20 1873 1947 1923 1922

  5. says:

    Most mornings I wake to the songs of larks, so when Christmas Eve found us stuck inside of our home because of flooding my front and back yards were pines in ponds , I chose to hear The Song of the Lark in words This is my third Cather book this year and after having been introduced to her works intimately, I can now safely say that curling up with a Cather book will always be a good choice.However, this book is not about the song of birds It is a book that celebrates finding one s muse in fact, the picture on my cover is significant of a French painting in the Chicago Art Museum, a picture in which a little peasant girl, on her way to work in the fields at early morning, stops and looks up to listen to a lark She liked even the name, The Song of the Lark The flat country, the early morning light, the wet fields, the look in the girl s heavy face well, they were all hers, anyhow, whatever was there She told herself that that picture was right Just what she meant by this, it would take a clever person to explain But to her the word covered the almost boundless satisfaction she felt when she looked at the picture The Song of the Lark seems to signify artistic and creative freedom, the kind of freedom that Thea Kronborg, the main character, seeks It was over flat lands like this, stretching out to drink the sun, that the larks sang and one s heart sang there, too. Thea s...

  6. says:

    At some point in this novel, I imagined a subtitle for it A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Woman, especially as I m convinced without any facts to back it up that it contains many autobiographical elements I imagined that Thea s being different from the rest of her family, and from the others in the area she grew up in and loved, to be similar to Cather s experience as a burgeoning writer, also feeling the creative urge when she was a young child in her heart, was it, or under her cheek that sturdy little companion with whom she shared a secret. Cather does a phenomenal job embodying how it might feel for any true artist growing, despairing, caring deeply and passionately about her craft, succeeding by the world s standards but still reaching for an unachievable ideal Though Thea s growth as an artist takes her to two major cities, Cather s depiction of the West is what stays with o...

  7. says:

    Thea Kronborg, daughter of a minister in a small Colorado town, is discovered by the music teacher, a drunken German fellow, to have a rare gift Sponsored by Archie, the town doctor and family friend, and Ray, a railroad man who intends to marry her but is killed, she travels to Chicago, then New Mexico, meeting and cosmopolitan people, until, at last, she is a star of the opera stage, and like a star radiant and very distant.I found this book, at 420 pages, quite a chore to get through The character of Thea was utterly unsympathetic her self absorption even as a nobody is insufferable, and after she s a star, her melodramatic requirements are equally odious The prose is tedious, as Cather fawns on her character, making her charismatic in the eyes of everyone except the reader Actually, Thea is...

  8. says:

    3.5 starsI love how this book portrays an empowered woman who achieves success as a singer though her talent, work ethnic, and independence This type of coming of age story often only occurs with boys and men Cather, however, follows her protagonist Thea throughout her childhood in eastern Colorado all the way up to her rising fame as an artist in New York Thea defies the expectations placed on women to act docile and domestic she prioritizes herself and her ambitions and thus has a happy ending While some may accuse Thea of selfishness or ungratefulness, I would ask these readers why do we not penalize men as much when they leave behind their loved ones for their work I enjoyed dissecting so many themes in The Song of the Lark the trappings of heteronormativity, the price we so often pay to succeed as artists, and how to integrate autonomy with the gift ...

  9. says:

    3.5 stars Not often for me does a book s main character go from endearing at the beginning, to tiresome by the end of the book I adored the young Thea Kronberg, even if playing piano and professional singing interest me not one iota She was a bright, ambitious little thing and you knew she would make something of herself with those wonderful secondary characters to support and encourage her But her inner drive and work ethic was what she, in the end, credits her success to and her personality becom...

  10. says:

    Cather wasn t supposed to be my theme this year, but here I am finishing a third book and committed to reading I always imagined her as a prairie writer, but each book has covered a different kind of atmosphere Here we begin on the plains, in the sand hills of Eastern Colorado, in a small railroad town where we follow one of the daughters of a local minister But then we make our way to 1890 s Chicago, the Arizona desert and the opera world of New York City A young Thea Kronberg stands out in Moonstone, Colorado, drawing interest from a series of admirers She doesn t get along so well with those of her own age or of the small town mentality She seems to have the mindset and determination that can lead something important in her life and seems to draw those who want to help her.Thea s life is roughly based on the life of a Swedish born American Opera singer Olive Fremsted, a quirky genius who grew up Minnesota and trained in Germany In interviews, Cather was struck by her simplicity and deep focus on her work and saw parallels with the plains character she wanted to capture So, Cather created her own variety of master opera singe...

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