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O'Brien, Sharon

Works: 13 works in 84 publications in 3 languages and 7,867 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  History 
Roles: Author, Speaker, Editor, Annotator, Other
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Most widely held works about Sharon O'Brien
Most widely held works by Sharon O'Brien
Stories, poems, and other writings by Willa Cather( Book )

9 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 2,411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is an anthology of short stories and poetry written by American author Willa Cather (1873-1947). She achieved recognition for her novels of frontier life on the Great Plains, in works such as O Pioneers!, My Ántonia, and The Song of the Lark. This book includes the short-story collections "Youth and the Bright Medusa," "Obscure Destinies," and "The Old Beauty and Others," the novellas "Alexander's Bridge" and "My Mortal Enemy," occasional pieces, critical essays, and Cather's only book of poetry
Willa Cather : the emerging voice by Sharon O'Brien( Book )

29 editions published between 1987 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concentrates on Cather's early years, lengthy apprenticeship, and the connection between her artistic and psychological growth
American Indian tribal governments by Sharon O'Brien( Book )

11 editions published between 1989 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated introduction to traditional and contemporary Indian tribal government, its evolution and its current legal powers. O'Brien (government and international studies, U. of Notre Dame) examines the structure and legal rights of modern tribal governments, and their relationship to federal and state governments. Drawing on interdisciplinary sources, she focuses on the struggle of Indian tribes and their governments to achieve freedom and self-determination in the face of efforts to dominate, exterminate or assimilate them
An introduction to My Ántonia by Willa Cather : audio guide by Dan Stone( Recording )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings of excerpts from and critical analysis of Willa Cather's novel about the spirited daughter of a Bohemian immigrant family planning to farm on the untamed land of nineteenth century Nebraska
New essays on My Ántonia by Sharon O'Brien( Book )

14 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and Spanish and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My Antonia is the Cather novel that is most often taught in high school and college courses, and the one that most readers try first when they approach Cather. It is at once her most autobiographical novel and her most aesthetically complex; it can be enjoyed both for its simple, pure prose and for its literary depth. The essays in this volume place the novel in the context of American literary history, African American music, feminist theory, and Southern writing, offering illuminating ways of reading Cather's best-known work
Willa Cather--24 stories by Willa Cather( Book )

4 editions published between 1987 and 1993 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new selection of preciously uncollected short stories including "Peter" and "The Bohemian Girl."
Willa Cather's My Ántonia : audio guide by Dan Stone( Recording )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings of excerpts and critical analysis of Cather's classic novel of the American immigrant experience
Weila Kaise ji : zao qi chang pian ji duan pian xiao shuo by Willa Cather( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in Chinese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My Ántonia authoritative text ; contexts and backgrounds ; crtiticism by Willa Cather( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the final volume in her prairie trilogy, Willa Cather fully transforms memory into art to create her most autobiographical novel. -- Set in the Nebraska landscape in a community evocative of Cather's own (Red Cloud), My Ántonia tells the story of Ántonia Shimerda, a Bohemian immigrant, and Jim Burden, who like Cather was uprooted from Virginia to the Nebraska prairie. Ántonia and Jim, like many of the other characters in this 1918 novel, are based on Cather's childhood friends. This Norton Critical Edition is based on the first published edition of the novel. It is accompanied by explanatory footnotes, key illustrations, an introduction that gives readers a historical overview of both author and novel, and a note on the text. -- "Contexts and Backgrounds" is a rich collection of materials organized around the novel's central themes: "Autobiographical and Biographical Writings," "Letters," and "Americanization and Immigration." Willa Cather, Edith Lewis, Latrobe Carroll, Rose C. Feld, Guy Reynolds, Woodrow Wilson, Peter Roberts, Horace M. Kallen, Sarka B. Hrbkova, and Rose Rosicky, among others, are included. -- "Criticism" spans a century of scholarship on Willa Cather and My Ántonia, from contemporary reviews by Henry Walcott Boynton, H.L. Mencken, and Elia W. Peattie, among others, to recent critical assessments by Terence Martin, Blanche Gelfant, Jean Schwind, Richard H. Millington, Susan Rosowski, Mike Fischer, Janis Stout, Marilee Lindemann, and Linda Joyce Brown. -- A Chronology of Cather's life and work and a Selected Bibliography are also included. (Verlagsinformation)
The family silver : a memoir of depression and inheritance by Sharon O'Brien( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Finding herself struggling with depression (which, "like a rude houseguest," would come and go of its own accord), Sharon O'Brien set out to understand the origins of depression within her family, not willing to rely on the biochemical explanations and psychological accounts that prevail in contemporary American culture. Her quest took her straight into the pressures and possibilities of the American dream as it was experienced in the heart of her family - the generations who shaped and were shaped by one another and their moment in history. In The Family Silver, O'Brien travels deep into her family's past, going beyond the legacy of depression to discover courage, poetry, and grace."
Tomboyism and adolescent conflict : three nineteenth-century case studies by Sharon O'Brien( )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sapphira and the slave girl by Willa Cather( )

1 edition published in 1937 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A portion of the manuscript for Cather's novel including variant draft endings of Books I and III and a mid-passage section of Book V. With these drafts are transcriptions by Sharon O'Brien
Indian Treaties as International Agreements : Development of the European Nation States and International Law by Sharon O'Brien( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Stories, poems, and other writings
Willa Cather : the emerging voiceAmerican Indian tribal governmentsNew essays on My ÁntoniaWilla Cather--24 storiesThe family silver : a memoir of depression and inheritance
Alternative Names
O'Brien, Sharon

O'Brien, Sharon J. 1945-