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Ronning, Kari 1949-

Overview
Works: 10 works in 53 publications in 1 language and 3,316 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Musical fiction  Psychological fiction  History  Frame-stories  Christian fiction  Allegories  Bildungsromans  Western stories 
Roles: Editor, Commentator for written text, Annotator
Classifications: PS3505.A87, 813.52
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Kari Ronning
The song of the lark by Willa Cather ( )
6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Willa Cather's third novel, The Song of the Lark, depicts the growth of an artist, singer Thea Kronborg. In creating Thea's character, Cather was inspired by the Swedish-born immigrant and renowned Wagnerian soprano Olive Fremstad, although Thea's early life also has much in common with Cather's own. Set from 1885 to 1909, the novel traces Thea's long journey from her fictional hometown of Moonstone, Colorado, to her source of inspiration in the Southwest, and to New York and the Metropolitan Opera House. As she makes her own way in the world from an unlikely background, Thea distills all her experiences and relationships into the power and passion of her singing, despite the cost. The Song of the Lark presents Cather's vision of a true artist. The Willa Cather Scholarly Edition includes a historical essay providing fresh insight into the novel and Cather's writing process, photographs and maps, and explanatory notes providing a full range of biographical and historical information. The novel, edited according to standards set by the Committee on Scholarly Editions of the Modern Language Association, presents a clean, authoritative text of the first edition and charts the subsequent drastic revisions."--Project Muse
A lost lady by Willa Cather ( Book )
7 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
First published in 1923, A Lost Lady is one of Willa Cather's classic novels about life on the Great Plains. It harkens back to Nebraska's early history and contrasts those days with an unsentimental portrait of the materialistic world that supplanted the frontier. In her subtle portrait of Marian Forrester, whose life unfolds in the midst of this disquieting transition, Cather created one of her most memorable and finely drawn characters. The Willa Cather Scholarly Edition of A Lost Lady is edited according to standards set by the Committee for Scholarly Editions of the Modern Language Association. A wide range of biographical, historical, and textual information about the novel is presented. A selection of archival photographs illuminates the connection between the photographs illuminates the connection between the novel and the people and places from Cather's formative years in Nebraska
My Antonia by Willa Cather ( Book )
15 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of a Bohemian girl in a Nebraska town depicts life in a desolate area and the adaptation of immigrants to American life
Obscure destinies by Willa Cather ( Book )
7 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of three novellas honoring the settlers of the American plains
The professor's house by Willa Cather ( Book )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The professor's house was published in 1925, when she was fifty-two. At the time she was an author with a worldwide reputation, having won the Pulitzer Prize in 1923 for One of ours. Reaching the top of her profession had produced a letdown, and she later wrote that around the time she won the Pulitzer she had felt that for her the world had broken in two. The situation of the professor in this novel reflects the troubled time in Cather's own life. Behind this story of Godfrey St. Peter, a man who, despite his successes, has at mid-career experienced a profound disappointment with life, is the fierce story of how he decides to continue living despite his disappointment. Sandwiched between St. Peter's stories is the thrilling tale of his one brilliant student, Tom Outland, who discovers the cliff dwellings at Mesa Verde. Profound and disturbing, The professor's house has taken its place as one of its author's most important works
One of ours by Willa Cather ( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Although the land on which the Nebraska farm boy Claude Wheeler lives is settled, he himself has inherited the pioneer spirit of adventure, the frontiersman's purpose, and the settler's sense of idealism. In One of Ours, Willa Cather explores the dissonance between Claude's attitudes and his physical reality and studies how this conflict affects him. Drawing on her own family's experience of the war through her cousin G. P. Cather, who fought in World War I, Cather observes how an otherwise misdirected young man could find purpose and meaning in war and how his death would affect his family's memories of him
Sapphira and the slave girl by Willa Cather ( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sapphira Colbert proceeds to persecute a once happy slave girl, Nancy, when Sapphira suspects her husband admires Nancy
Willa Cather's university days : the University of Nebraska, 1890-1895 ( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Death comes for the archbishop by Willa Cather ( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of a French priest who goes to New Mexico and with another priest win the southwest for the Catholic Church. After forty years, he dies--the archbishop of Santa Fe
Above all a nice girl : the heroines of bestsellers 1895-1920 by Kari Ronning ( Book )
2 editions published between 1980 and 1983 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Ronning, Kari
Ronning, Kari 1949-
Ronning, Kari A.
Ronning Kari A. 1949-....
Languages
English (53)
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