O Pioneers

O Pioneers! is a 1913 novel by American author Willa Cather, written while she was living in New York. This is her second published novel.

O Pioneers

O Pioneers! is a 1913 novel by American author Willa Cather, written while she was living in New York. This is her second published novel.

O Pioneers

O Pioneers! vividly recalls the stories of the immigrant settlers Cather knew during her childhood and teenage years in Red Cloud.

O Pioneers

Willa Cather's masterful novel marks both her return to the Nebraska of her youth and the discovery of an original literary voice. O Pioneers! vividly recalls the stories of the immigrant settlers Cather knew during her childhood and teenage years in Red Cloud. This Norton Critical Edition brings to life-through Cather's words, and through the words and images of others-the uniquely American frontier experience. "Contexts and Backgrounds" includes a rich selection of autobiographical and biographical material, including three interviews with Cather (1913, 1915, 1921). Literary contexts are provided by Cather and by Henry James, Edith Wharton, Sarah Orne Jewett, and Walt Whitman. The American West is revealed in words, photographs, and illustrations, including a selection from the Oblinger family letters (part of the Library of Congress American Memory project), Frederick Jackson Turner on the historical importance of the American frontier, and original documents from the Nebraska Historical Society. Mike Fischer explores Cather's relationship to Native American history and experience, questioning what role, if any, imperialism played in her creative process. "Criticism" provides seven contemporary reviews of O Pioneers! and modern critical interpretations by David Stouck, John J. Murphy, C. Susan Wiesenthal, Marilee Lindemann, Melissa Ryan, Guy Reynolds, and Sharon O'Brien. A Chronology and Selected Bibliography are also included. Book jacket.

Understanding O Pioneers and My Antonia

Fleeting Moments of Beauty : A Literary Analysis of O Pioneers ! and My Ántonia Willa Cather's novels are deceptively simple . Many readers perhaps do not look for complexity in her books , because they seem so much a part of the ...

Understanding O Pioneers  and My Antonia

By situating Cather's two novels within their historical contexts, this casebook sheds light on important social issues of the time such as the decline of the family farm and the immigrant's dream of a better life in America, some of which are still relevant today.

O Pioneers

All the joyous , all the sorrowing , all the living , all the dying , Pioneers ! O pioneers ! ( lines 61-68 ) Reference to Whitman's poem sounds the epic theme that is taken up in Cather's poem " Prairie Spring , " written in Whitman's ...

O Pioneers

Willa Cather said that O Pioneers! was her first authentic novel, ?the first time I walked off on my own feet?everything before was half real and half an imitation of writers whom I admired.? Cather?s novel of life on the Nebraska frontier established her reputation as a writer of great note and marked a significant turningøpoint in her artistic development. No longer would she let literary convention guide the form of her writing; the materials themselves would dictate the structure. The paperback edition contains all the text and scholarly apparatus found in the original Willa Cather Scholarly Edition. Edited according to standards set by the Committee for Scholarly Editions of the Modern Language Association, this volume presents the full range of biographical, historical, and textual information on the novel.

A Study Guide for Willa Cather s O Pioneers

O Pioneers!": All the past we leave behind; We debouch upon a newer, mightier world, varied world, Fresh and strong the world we seize, world of labor and the march, Pioneers! O pioneers! ... We detachments steady throwing, ...

A Study Guide for Willa Cather s O Pioneers

A Study Guide for "Willa Cather's O Pioneers!" excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Literary Themes for Students: The American Dream.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Literary Themes for Students: The American Dream for all of your research needs.

O Pioneers

"O Pioneers! vividly recalls the stories of the immigrant settlers Cather knew during her childhood and teenage years in Red Cloud." -- publisher's description.

O Pioneers

"O Pioneers! vividly recalls the stories of the immigrant settlers Cather knew during her childhood and teenage years in Red Cloud." -- publisher's description.

Pioneers O Pioneers

A 364- “PIONEERS! O PIONEERS!” The teacher is a pioneer. He is always attempting the impossible and winning out. The teacher is a believer. He has abiding faith in the improvability of the human race. 77 Hanging in library of Central ...

Pioneers  O Pioneers


The Poems of Walt Whitman

the mountains steep, Conquering, holding, daring, venturing as we go the unknown ways, Pioneers! O pioneers! We primeval forests felling, We the rivers stemming, vexing we and piercing deep the mines within, We the surface broad ...

The Poems of Walt Whitman

The Poems of Walt Whitman:Patriotic PoemsBy Walt WhitmanI Poems of WarII Poems of After-WarIII Poems of AmericaIV Poems of Democracy

The Magazine of Poetry

O pioneers ! Still be ours the diet hard , and the blanket on the ground , Pioneers ! O pioneers ! For we cannot tarry here , We must march my darlings , we must bear the brunt of danger , We the youthful sinewy races , all the rest on ...

The Magazine of Poetry


Sixteen Modern American Authors

Except for essays previously discussed ( see II under Slote and V.2.b under Skaggs ) , Cather's first novel was left undisturbed through 1984 ( see Supplement ) . ii . O Pioneers ! In " Symbolic Representation in Willa Cather's O ...

Sixteen Modern American Authors

Provides brief updated portraits of eminent poets, novelists, and playwrights, accompanied by summaries of recent critical scholarship and data on the manuscripts, editions, and bibliographies of their works

Selected Poems

Pioneers! O Pioneers! Come my tan-faced children, Follow well in order, get your weapons ready, Have you your pistols? have you your sharp-edged axes? Pioneers! O pioneers! For we cannot tarry here, We must march my darlings, ...

Selected Poems

Presents twenty-four poems from "Leaves of Grass," including "I Hear America Singing," "I Sing the Body Electric," and "O Captain! My Captain!"

Violence the Arts and Willa Cather

I Like to Be Like a Man " : Female Masculinity in Willa Cather's O Pioneers ! and My Antonia Daniel Worden AS CATHER CLAIMS IN HER ESSAY " MY FIRST NOVELS ( THERE WERE TWO ) , " O Pioneers ! contains none of the usual trappings of the ...

Violence  the Arts  and Willa Cather

Willa Cather was devoted to making art in the face of violence. Here, she emerges as a resource for survival in an age of terror, an artist who encourages her readers to feel at home in the nexus of creativity and terror, and to seek creative responses to the horror of human life.

O Pioneers

"The history of every country begins in the heart of a man or a woman," writes Willa Cather in O Pioneers!

O Pioneers

"The history of every country begins in the heart of a man or a woman," writes Willa Cather in O Pioneers! The country is America; the woman is Alexandra Bergson, a fiercely independent young Swedish immigrant girl who inherits her father's farm in Nebraska. A model of emotional strength, courage, and resolve, Alexandra fights long and hard to transform her father's patch of raw, wind-blasted prairie into a highly profitable business. A gripping saga of love, murder, greed, failure, and triumph, O Pioneers! vividly portrays the hardships of prairie life. Above all, it champions the belief that hard work is the surest road to personal fulfillment. Described upon publication in The New York Times as "American in the best sense of the word," O Pioneers! celebrates the men and women who struggled to build a nation that is both compelling and contradictory.

Delphi Complete Works of Walt Whitman Illustrated

Holding single or together, steady moving to the front, all for us, Pioneers! O pioneers! Life's involv'd and varied pageants, All the forms and shows, all the workmen at their work, All the seamen and the landsmen, all the masters with ...

Delphi Complete Works of Walt Whitman  Illustrated

This is the fifth volume of a new series of publications by Delphi Classics, the best-selling publisher of classical works. Many poetry collections are often poorly formatted and difficult to read on eReaders. The Delphi Poets Series offers readers the works of literature’s finest poets, with superior formatting. This volume presents the complete poetical works of Walt Whitman, with beautiful illustrations and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version: 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Whitman’s life and works * Concise introductions to the poetry and other works * Images of how the poetry books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the poems * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry * Easily locate the poems you want to read * Includes two collections of Whitman’s letters – spend hours exploring the poet’s personal correspondence * Also includes Whitman’s scarce novel FRANKLIN EVANS, appearing here for the first time in digital print * Features the complete prose works * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres CONTENTS: The Poetry Collections LEAVES OF GRASS, 1855 LEAVES OF GRASS, 1892 OLD AGE ECHOES UNCOLLECTED AND REJECTED POEMS The Poems LIST OF POEMS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Novel FRANKLIN EVANS Other Prose Works LIST OF PROSE WORKS The Letters THE WOUND DRESSER THE LETTERS OF ANNE GILCHRIST AND WALT WHITMAN

Cather Studies

Richard Giannone , summarizing the whole of O Pioneers ! ' s musical definition of Marie and Emil , says that " music seems a natural metaphor to convey the significance of their lives , because everything about Emil and Marie is ...

Cather Studies

Volume 3 of Cather Studies demonstrates the range of topics and approaches in contemporary discussions of Willa Cather?s work for the informed reader or the specialized student. In fourteen essays, critics and scholars examine Cather?s Catholic Progressivism, her literary relations with William Faulkner, and her place in the multicultural canon of American literature.

Bad Land Pastoralism in Great Plains Fiction

The pioneer experience, as it is memorialized in O Pioneers!, allowed for a complex and balanced engagement with the land-community, with its tacit material and spiritual benefits, because the pioneers were essentially crafting ...

Bad Land Pastoralism in Great Plains Fiction

At the core of this nuanced book is the question that ecocritics have been debating for decades: what is the relationship between aesthetics and activism, between art and community? By using a pastoral lens to examine ten fictional narratives that chronicle the dialogue between human culture and nonhuman nature on the Great Plains, Matthew Cella explores literary treatments of a succession of abrupt cultural transitions from the Euroamerican conquest of the “Indian wilderness” in the nineteenth century to the Buffalo Commons phenomenon in the twentieth. By charting the shifting meaning of land use and biocultural change in the region, he posits this bad land—the arid West—as a crucible for the development of the human imagination. Each chapter deals closely with two novels that chronicle the same crisis within the Plains community. Cella highlights, for example, how Willa Cather reconciles her persistent romanticism with a growing disillusionment about the future of rural Nebraska, how Tillie Olsen and Frederick Manfred approach the tragedy of the Dust Bowl with strikingly similar visions, and how Annie Proulx and Thomas King use the return of the buffalo as the centerpiece of a revised mythology of the Plains as a palimpsest defined by layers of change and response. By illuminating these fictional quests for wholeness on the Great Plains, Cella leads us to understand the intricate interdependency of people and the places they inhabit. Cella uses the term “pastoralism” in its broadest sense to mean a mode of thinking that probes the relationship between nature and culture: a discourse concerned with human engagement—material and nonmaterial—with the nonhuman community. In all ten novels discussed in this book, pastoral experience—the encounter with the Beautiful—leads to a renewed understanding of the integral connection between human and nonhuman communities. Propelling this tradition of bad land pastoralism are an underlying faith in the beauty of wholeness that comes from inhabiting a continuously changing biocultural landscape and a recognition of the inevitability of change. The power of story and language to shape the direction of that change gives literary pastoralism the potential to support an alternative series of ideals based not on escape but on stewardship: community, continuity, and commitment.

Leaves of Grass

Pioneers! O pioneers! Raise the mighty mother mistress, Waving high the delicate mistress, over all the starry mistress, (bend your heads all,) Raise the fang'd and warlike mistress, stern, impassive, weapon'd mistress, Pioneers!

Leaves of Grass

Abraham Lincoln read it with approval, but Emily Dickinson described its bold language and themes as 'disgraceful.' And Ralph Waldo Emerson found Leaves of Grass 'the most extraordinary piece of wit and wisdom that America has yet contributed,' calling it a 'combination of the Bhagavad Gita and the New York Herald.' Published at the author's own expense on July 4, 1855, Leaves of Grass initially consisted of a preface, twelve untitled poems in free verse (including the work later titled 'Song of Myself' which Malcolm Cowley called 'one of the great poems of modern times'), and a now-famous portrait of a devil-may-care Walt Whitman in a workman's shirt. Over the next four decades, Whitman continually expanded and revised the book as he took on the role of a workingman's bard who championed American nationalism, political democracy, contemporary progress, and unashamed sex. This volume, which contains 383 poems, is the final 'Deathbed Edition' published in 1892.

The Complete Works of Walt Whitman

Northern, Pioneers! O pioneers! O resistless restless race! O beloved race in all! O my breast aches with tender love for all! O I mourn and yet exult, I am rapt with love for all, Pioneers! O pioneers! Raise the mighty mother mistress, ...

The Complete Works of Walt Whitman

This carefully crafted ebook: "The Complete Works of Walt Whitman" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Table of Contents: Poetry: Leaves of Grass (The Original 1855 Edition): Song of Myself A Song for Occupations To Think of Time The Sleepers I Sing the Body Electric Faces Song of the Answerer Europe the 72d and 73d Years of These States A Boston Ballad There Was a Child Went Forth Who Learns My Lesson Complete Great Are the Myths Leaves of Grass (The Final Edition): Inscriptions Starting from Paumanok Song of Myself Children of Adam Calamus Salut au Monde! Song of the Open Road Crossing Brooklyn Ferry Song of the Answerer Our Old Feuillage A Song of Joys Song of the Broad-Axe Song of the Exposition Song of the Redwood-Tree A Song for Occupations A Song of the Rolling Earth Birds of Passage A Broadway Pageant Sea-Drift By the Roadside Drum-Taps Memories of President Lincoln By Blue Ontario's Shore Autumn Rivulets Proud Music of the Storm Passage to India Prayer of Columbus The Sleepers To Think of Time Whispers of Heavenly Death Thou Mother with Thy Equal Brood From Noon to Starry Night Songs of Parting Sands at Seventy Good-Bye My Fancy Other Poems Novels: Franklin Evans Life and Adventures of Jack Engle Short Stories: The Half-Breed Bervance; or, Father and Son The Tomb-Blossoms The Last of the Sacred Army The Child-Ghost Reuben's Last Wish A Legend of Life and Love The Angel of Tears The Death of Wind-Foot The Madman Eris; A Spirit Record My Boys and Girls The Fireman's Dream The Little Sleighers Shirval: A Tale of Jerusalem Richard Parker's Widow Some Fact-Romances The Shadow and the Light of a Young Man's Soul Other Works: Manly Health and Training Specimen Days Collect Notes Left Over Pieces in Early Youth November Boughs Good-Bye My Fancy Some Laggards Yet Letters: The Wound Dresser The Letters of Anne Gilchrist and Walt Whitman

Delphi Poetry Anthology The World s Greatest Poems

Colorado men are we, From the peaks gigantic, from the great sierras and the high plateaus, 30 From the mine and from the gully, from the hunting trail we come, Pioneers! O pioneers! From Nebraska, from Arkansas, Central inland race are ...

Delphi Poetry Anthology  The World s Greatest Poems

Inspired by the bestselling Delphi Poets Series, this eBook features The World's Greatest Poems, with verses and extracts from poetical plays and seminal epic poems that have shaped the course of poetry over the centuries. From the earliest beginnings of Western literature in Homer's epics, to the Renaissance masterpieces of Spenser, Sidney and Shakespeare; from the evocative beauty of the Romantic poets to the brilliance of Yeats, the War Poets and other modern masters, this collection provides hundreds of the world's most beloved poets and thousands of treasured verses. (Version 2) * Excellent formatting of the poems * Wide breadth of poets from across time and cultures * Special alphabetical contents tables for the poems and poets * Easily locate the poems you want to read * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order CONTENTS: The World’s Greatest Poems CONTENTS OF THE COLLECTION LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER LIST OF POETS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles

On the Beach at Night Alone

Pioneers! O. Pioneers! Come my tanfaced children, Follow well in order, get your weapons ready, Have you your pistols? have you your sharpedged axes? Pioneers! O pioneers! For we cannot tarry here, We must march my darlings, ...

On the Beach at Night Alone

'All nations, colors, barbarisms, civilizations, languages...' A selection taken from Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions. Walt Whitman (1819-1892). Whitman's works available in Penguin Classics are Leaves of Grass and The Complete Poems.