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The Song of the Lark

The Song of the Lark

Author: Willa Cather

Year Published: 1915

Description: The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather tells the story of Thea Kronborg, an ambitious, independent minister's daughter who leaves her small hometown in Colorado for Chicago to pursue her dreams of being a pianist and later an opera singer.  In so doing, she embarks on a metaphorical journey as well, developing a deeper understanding of herself and her potential as an artist.  On a trip back west, she has an epiphany that propels her to shed the relics of her provincial upbringing, a sacrifice she feels is necessary to achieve greater heights

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