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Quotation by Willa Cather
The world there was the flat world of the ancients; to the east, a cornfield that stretched to daybreak; to the west, a corral that reached to the sunset; between, the conquests of peace, dearer-bought than those of war.
Willa Cather (1873–1947), U.S. novelist. Narrator, in "A Wagner Matinee," Youth and the Bright Medusa (1920).
Recalling the prairie country of his childhood while listening to a Wagner recital in Boston with an aunt visiting from home.
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