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In 1902, Cather traveled to Europe. In 1903, she published her first book of poems,  April Twilight.  Critics largely dismissed the volume, and Cather subsequently abandoned the form to fiction. Having  already published the short story "Peter" as a college student@ — a short story that would later be  integrated into the celebrated novel  My Ántonia @ — Cather continued to refine her fiction while  teaching high school in Pittsburgh. In 1905, she published the short-story collection,  The Troll Garden,  which features her celebrated  and much-anthologized story "Paul's Case." She joined the staff at  McClure's  magazine in 1906,  remaining with them until 1912, the year she published her first novel,  Alexander's Bridge.  The novel  was recognized as an attempt to mimic the style and themes of novelist Henry James. The following  year, she published 
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