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The song of the lark

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In this powerful portrait of the self-making of an artist, Willa Cather created one of her most extraordinary heroines. Thea Kronborg, a minister's daughter in a provincial Colorado town, seems destined from childhood for a place in the wider world. But as her path to the world stage leads her ever farther from the humble town she can't forget and from the man she can't afford to love, Thea learns that her exceptional musical talent and fierce ambition are not enough. It is in the solitude of a tiny rock chamber high in the side of an Arizona cliff--"a cleft in the heart of the world"--that Thea comes face to face with her own dreams and desires, stripped clean by the haunting purity of the ruined cliff dwellings and inspired by the whisperings of their ancient dust. Here she finds the courage to seize her future and to use her gifts to catch "the shining, elusive element that is life itself--life hurrying past us and running away, too strong to stop, too sweet to lose." In prose as shimmering and piercingly true as the light in a desert canyon, Cather takes us into the heart of a woman coming to know her deepest self.
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Chicago (Ill.) -- Fiction
Children of clergy -- Fiction
Colorado -- Fiction
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Opera -- Fiction
Swedish Americans -- Fiction
Women singers -- Fiction
Young women -- Fiction
title_display The song of the lark
title_full The Song of the Lark
The Song of the Lark [electronic resource] / Willa Cather
The song of the lark / Willa Cather ; edited with an introduction and notes by Janet Sharistanian
The song of the lark / Willa Cather ; with a new introduction by Melissa Homestead
The song of the lark Cather, Willa, 1873-1947.
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Children of clergy
Classic Literature
Musical fiction
Swedish Americans
Women singers
Young women