The Song of the Lark
Perhaps Willa Cather's most autobiographical work, The Song of the Lark charts the story of a young woman's awakening as an artist against the backdrop of the western landscape. Thea Kronborg, an aspiring singer, struggles to escape from the confines her small Colorado town to the world of... show more
Perhaps Willa Cather's most autobiographical work, The Song of the Lark charts the story of a young woman's awakening as an artist against the backdrop of the western landscape. Thea Kronborg, an aspiring singer, struggles to escape from the confines her small Colorado town to the world of possibility in the Metropolitan Opera House. In classic Cather style, The Song of the Lark is the beautiful, unforgettable story of American determination and its inextricable connection to the land."The time will come when she'll be ranked above Hemingway." -- Leon Edel
Publish date: May 10th 1983
Publisher: Mariner Books
Pages no: 464
Edition language: English
Series: Great Plains Trilogy (#2)
I'm a little late with my reviews of the books of 1915! Then again, what's really the difference between a century, and a century and ten weeks? The Song of The Lark by Willa Cather I’m going to go out on a limb and say this was the best novel of 1915. When I told my brother I was reading T...
Cross posted on The Bluestocking Literary Society and Goodreads. Richly imagined, Cather’s third novel is an exploration of the passion of the artist and the strength of youth. Her main character, Thea Kronborg, child of immigrants from Moonstone, Colorado, has all of the brazen energy and boundle...
After finishing O Pioneers and loving it, I thought I'd pick this up next and read the Prairie Trilogy in order. I won't say I regret doing that, exactly, but there's definitely a reason this book isn't as well known (or as widely praised) as O Pioneers. The show-to-tell ratio in this book is, unfor...
I've now read six Cather books, and I probably liked this the least. It seemed to meander too much and had too many unnecessary details. I gather Cather edited down the book for later publication, but that edition would still be under copyright, and I'm kindle-bound.The book started out quite well, ...
This book was way too long and for no decent reason. I liked young Thea and the first part entertained me. Something about the rest of story didn't do it for me. Maybe I was expecting something more the "bright lights, big city" plotline as Thea got older?