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My Antonia (1918): Library Resources

A list of resources available through Truxal Library for researching Willa Cather's My Ántonia

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Reference Materials

Search the Library Catalog for the following reference titles that contain material about Willa Cather's My Ántonia. These titles may be available in other college or public libraries.

  • American Diversity, American Identity: The Lives and Works of 145 Writers Who Define the American Experience
  • American Writers [vol 1]
  • American Women Writers [vol 1]
  • Contemporary Authors [vols 104, 128]
  • Cyclopedia of World Authors [vol 1]
  • Cyclopedia of Literary Characters [vol 3]
  • Cyclopedia of Literary Places [vol 2]
  • Encyclopedia of American Social History
  • Encyclopedia of World Literature in the 20th Century
  • Great Lives from History: American Women Series
  • Masterplots [vol 7]
  • Masterplots II: Women's Literature Series [vol 4]
  • Modern American Literature [vols 1, 4, 5, 6]
  • Modern American Women Writers
  • Notable American Novelists [vol 1]
  • Novels for Students [vol 2]
  • A Reader's Companion to the Fiction of Willa Cather
  • Twentieth Century Literary Criticism (TCLC) - Contains passages from literary criticism originally published in books and journals
    • [vols 1, 11, 31, 99, 132, 152] - check under My Ántonia in the Cumulative Title Index, a separate paperback index that accompanies this multi-volume work
    • [vol 28] - locate the topical essay "The American Frontier in Literature"
    • [vol 50] - locate the topical essay "Madness in Twentieth-Century Literature"
    • [vol 82] - locate the topical essay "Sex in Literature"
    • [vol 94] - locate the topical essay "Women in Modern Literature"
    • [vol 132] - locate the "Special Commissioned Entry on Willa Cather"
    • [vol 182] - locate the topical essay "American Literary Naturalism"
    • [vol 206] - locate the topical essay "American Immigrant Literature"

Books & Audio/Visual Materials

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  • Cather, Willa

You'll find library materials that provide biographical information about Willa Cather, as well criticism and interpretation of her work.

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