Leadership Lessons From The Great Books #84 – My Antonia by Willa Cather

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My Antonia by Willa Cather

  • Welcome and Introduction
  • Leaders, Small People Matter
  • The Literary Life of Willa Cather
  • Cather’s Sense of Place and Nostalgia
  • Leaders, it’s Okay to be Private in a Public World
  • Rescuing Eve from the Snake in Eden
  • The Biblical Nature of Jim and Antonia’s Relationship
  • Leaders Rescue Their Followers From the Snakes in the Garden
  • Patriarchy at the Edge of Modernism
  • Jim, Grandfather, Jake, Otto, and the Coming of the Lost Generation
  • Leaders, We Still Need the Patriarchy
  • Descending from Paradise into History
  • Genesis 13:12 and Genesis 19:15
  • Leaders, Watch Out for the Descent into History
  • Staying on the Leadership Path with My Antonia


Music: Debussy Violin Sonata in G minor, L. 140, recorded live in the Tapestry Room of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston.

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is pleased to share this concert under a Creative Commons Music Sharing License. For details see https://www.gardnermuseum.org.

Closing theme composed by Brian Sanyshyn of Brian Sanyshyn Music.

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