Czechast: My Ántonia and Czechs in Nebraska

Photo: archive of Evelyn Funda

Willa Cather’s novel My Ántonia is an American classic. Even though it is about Czech immigrants to Nebraska, it is virtually unknown in Czechia. It is a pity.

In this episode of Czechast, we delve into a unique intersection of Czech heritage and American literature, exploring the bonds formed by migration, identity, and the pioneering spirit. I’m thrilled to have with us a very special guest, Dr. Evelyn Funda, Emeritus Professor at Utah State University. Evelyn brings a rich Czecho-Moravian background and a deep understanding of the cultural tapestry that connects the Czech lands to the American plains.

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Author: Vít Pohanka