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The Tragic Necessity of Human Life: Willa Cather on Relationships and How Our Formative Family Dynamics Imprint Us
The Tragic Necessity of Human Life: Willa Cather on Relationships and How Our Formative Family Dynamics Imprint Us

“In those simple relationships of loving husband and wife, affectionate sisters, children and grandmother, there are innumerable shades of sweetness and anguish which make up the pattern of our lives day by day.”

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Willa Cather on Happiness: A Soulful and Deeply Alive Account of True Bliss
Willa Cather on Happiness: A Soulful and Deeply Alive Account of True Bliss

“That is happiness; to be dissolved into something complete and great. When it comes to one, it comes as naturally as sleep.”

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Willa Cather’s Only Surviving Letter to Her Partner, Edith Lewis
Willa Cather’s Only Surviving Letter to Her Partner, Edith Lewis

“I can’t but believe that all that majesty and all that beauty, those fated and unfailing appearances and exits, are something more than mathematics and horrible temperatures.”

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How to Save Your Soul: Willa Cather on Productivity vs. Creativity, Selling Out, and the Life-Changing Advice That Made Her a Writer
How to Save Your Soul: Willa Cather on Productivity vs. Creativity, Selling Out, and the Life-Changing Advice That Made Her a Writer

“It’s so foolish to live (which is always trouble enough) and not to save your soul. It’s so foolish to lose your real pleasures for the supposed pleasures of the chase — or the stock exchange.”

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Willa Cather on Writing Through Troubled Times: A Moving Letter to Her Younger Brother
Willa Cather on Writing Through Troubled Times: A Moving Letter to Her Younger Brother

“The test of one’s decency is how much of a fight one can put up after one has stopped caring, and after one has found out that one can never please the people they wanted to please.”

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