"A book for our times . . . My Ántonia
becomes an education in what it means to be American: to have come from elsewhere, with very little; to be mindful, amid every trapping of prosperity, of how little we once had, and were; to protect and nurture those newly arrived, wherever from, as if they were our own immigrant ancestors–equally scared, equally humble, and equally determined. . . . To read My Ántonia
more than a century after its publication is a reminder of the timelessness of America's bigotries. . . . But, more powerfully, Cather's novel is a story of a country that can overcome prejudice." –Bret Stephens, The New York Times
"No romantic novel ever written in America, by man or woman, is one half so beautiful as My Ántonia.
" –H. L. Mencken
"The time will come when Willa Cather will be ranked above Hemingway." –Leon Edel