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O'Brien, Sharon

Works: 13 works in 85 publications in 3 languages and 7,838 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Short stories  Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  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 2,402 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 held by 2,204 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 )

12 editions published between 1986 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,541 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
New essays on My Ántonia by Sharon O'Brien( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and Spanish and held by 609 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
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 603 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
Willa Cather--24 stories by Willa Cather( Book )

4 editions published between 1987 and 1993 in English and held by 162 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 )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 51 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

"O'Brien uses the biographer's methods to understand her own family's history, weaving the scattered pieces of the past - her mother's diaries and memo books, her father's reading journal, family photographs, tombstones, dance cards, hospital records, the family silver - into a story of remembrance and redemption. In the lives of her Irish American relatives, she finds that the American values of upward mobility, progress, and the pressure to achieve created both desire and depression that followed her family through generations, across the sea from the Irish famine of the 1840s to Harvard Yard in the late 1960s."--Jacket
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

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

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
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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-