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ERIC Number: EJ822210
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0275-7664
Willa-Cather's Reluctant New Woman Pioneer
Dyck, Reginald
Great Plains Quarterly, v23 n3 p161-173 Sum 2003
In 1913 Willa Cather created a female protagonist who is single, independent, entrepreneurial, managerial, strong willed, wealthy, and in love with the land of south-central Nebraska. This character offered a new vision for women at the turn of the twentieth century. Cather's fictional construction of gender, as well as her own experience, embody the contradictions present in the roles society offered women.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Nebraska