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The song of the lark
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Published:
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
Format:
Book
Physical Desc:
xxxiv, 433 pages ; 20 cm.
Status:
Main Library - Adult Fiction
Fiction Cather
Description
The daughter of a Swedish minister, growing up in Colorado, Thea Kronborg's adolescent ability on the piano is encouraged by her eccentric German music teacher, Professor Wuncsch and by the kindly but unhappily married Dr Howard Archie. Set apart from the townspeople by her talents, Thea'sfriends are far from conventional. At 17 she leaves them and her mother's influence to go to Chicago where she studies with the pianist Andor Harsanyi. Overhearing her singing in a church he is the mentor who discovers the potential of her singing voice and sends her to study with the chill andselfish Madison Bowers, whom she dislikes. Her story moves to Arizona when she and a wealthy young brewer, Fred Ottenburg fall in love. A tension between her relationship with him and the driving artistic impulse that has always ruled her develops and becomes the novel's compelling central theme. Cather's lyrical, atmospheric and moving novel is a thinly veiled autobiography of a female artist in America at the turn of the century. A mature work filled with memorable characters all of whom influence Thea in different ways, The Song of the Lark deserves to be read alongside O Pioneers! andMy Antonia and fully justifies Cather's status as one of America's greatest twentieth-century writers.
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Language:
English
ISBN:
0192832018, 9780192832016
Lexile measure:
970

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [xxvii]-xxix)
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APA Citation (style guide)

Cather, W., & Sharistanian, J. (2000). The song of the lark. Oxford ; New York: Oxford University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Cather, Willa, 1873-1947 and Janet. Sharistanian. 2000. The Song of the Lark. Oxford ; New York: Oxford University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Cather, Willa, 1873-1947 and Janet. Sharistanian, The Song of the Lark. Oxford ; New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Cather, Willa, and Janet Sharistanian. The Song of the Lark. Oxford ; New York: Oxford University Press, 2000. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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