I read My Antonia slowly, like my bookshelf was experiencing a famine and I had to ration female perspective. Luckily for me and all of you, there’s been a lot of that going on since the dawn of humanity, and I am very excited to illuminate some of it by way of this blog.
But not everyone can do what Willa Cather can.
What overwhelmed me, besides the poetic beauty and wit of Cather’s writing style, was how strong women are seen as beautiful, female friendships are reliable and sustained, and women take control of and improve their circumstances. To be overwhelmed by any of this is nonsense. But I was. Read More