By Willa Cather
'The neatest thing i have performed is My Antonia,' recalled Willa Cather. 'I think i have made a contribution to American letters with that book.' Set opposed to the big Nebraska prairie, Cather's elegiac novel positive factors essentially the most profitable heroines in American fiction—Antonia Shimerda—a younger girl whose energy and keenness epitomize the effective power of this country's pioneers.
'If, as is usually stated, each novelist is born to put in writing something, then the only factor that Willa Cather was once born to write down used to be first absolutely discovered in My Antonia,' saw Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Wallace Stegner. 'The prose is. . .flexible, evocative; the constitution straight away unfastened and intricately articulated; the characters stretch into symbolic suggestiveness as certainly as timber forged shadows within the lengthy gentle of a prairie night; the subject matter is the absolutely uncovered, complexly understood subject matter of the yank orphan or exile, suffering to discover a spot among an outdated international left at the back of and a brand new international now not but created. . . . No author ever posed that crucial point of the yankee event extra warmly, with extra nostalgic lyricism, or with a surer figuring out of what it means.'
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Grandmother swung the bag of potatoes over her shoulder and went down the path, leaning forward a little. The road followed the windings of the draw; when she came to the first bend, she waved at me and disappeared. I was left alone with this new feeling of lightness and content. I sat down in the middle of the garden, where snakes could scarcely approach unseen, and leaned my back against a warm yellow pumpkin. There were some groundcherry bushes growing along the furrows, full of fruit. I turned back the papery triangular sheaths that protected the berries and ate a few.
The Russians had a neat log house built on a grassy slope, with a windlass well beside the door. As we rode up the draw, we skirted a big melon patch, and a garden where squashes and yellow cucumbers lay about on the sod. We found Peter out behind his kitchen, bending over a washtub. He was working so hard that he did not hear us coming. His whole body moved up and down as he rubbed, and he was a funny sight from the rear, with his shaggy head and bandy legs. When he straightened himself up to greet us, drops of perspiration were rolling from his thick nose down onto his curly beard.
He took us down to see his chickens, and his cow that was grazing on the hillside. He told Ántonia that in his country only rich people had cows, but here any man could have one who would take care of her. The milk was good for Pavel, who was often sick, and he could make butter by beating sour cream with a wooden spoon. Peter was very fond of his cow. He patted her flanks and talked to her in Russian while he pulled up her lariat pin and set it in a new place. After he had shown us his garden, Peter trundled a load of watermelons up the hill in his wheelbarrow.