MN90: Willa Cather and the Diva

MN90: Willa Cather and the Diva

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By 1913, Willa Cather had written two novels but had yet to break out. In the meantime, she wrote articles for McClure’s Magazine. Britt Aamodt has the story of Olive Fremstad, the opera diva from Minnesota, who, some say, inspired Cather’s third novel The Song of the Lark.