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My Antonia, by Willa Carter, audiobook – part 1

My Antonia audiobook – part 1

Published on Jun 4, 2013

My Antonia audiobook
by Willa Cather (1873-1947)
My Ántonia tells the stories of several immigrant families who move out to rural Nebraska to start new lives in America, with a particular focus on a Bohemian family, the Shimerdas, whose eldest daughter is named Ántonia. The book’s narrator, Jim Burden, arrives in the fictional town of Black Hawk, Nebraska, on the same train as the Shimerdas, as he goes to live with his grandparents after his parents have died. Jim develops strong feelings for Ántonia, something between a crush and a filial bond, and the reader views Ántonia’s life, including its attendant struggles and triumphs, through that lens. (Summary from Wikipedia)

quotation: Give the people a new word and they think they have a new fact. Willa Cather (1873-1947) +My Antonia, YouTube

Give the people a new word and they think they have a new fact.

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My Antonia audiobook – part 1

QUOTATION: Willa Cather

Some memories are realities, and are better than anything that can ever happen to one again.

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Quotation: Willa Cather about married men

Men are all right for friends, but as soon as you marry them they turn into cranky old fathers, even the wild ones. They begin to tell you what’s sensible and what’s foolish, and want you to stick at home all the time. I prefer to be foolish when I feel like it, and be accountable to nobody.

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Quotation: Willa Cather about life

It seems that a man is meant to live only one life in this world. When he tries to live a second, he develops another nature.

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