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ISBN-10: 0307265765

ISBN-13: 9780307265760

Edition: 2007

Authors: Edwin Arlington Robinson, Scott Donaldson

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Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869-1935) a three-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize, was the first of the great American modernist poets. "No poet ever understood loneliness and separateness better than Robinson," James Dickey has observed. Robinson's lyric poems illuminate the hearts and minds of the most unlikely subjects—the downtrodden, the bereft, and the misunderstood. Even while writing in meter and rhyme, he used everyday language with unprecedented power, wit, and sensitivity. With his keen understanding of ordinary people and a gift for harnessing the rhythms of conversational speech, Robinson created the vivid character portraits for which he is best known, among them "Aunt Imogen,"…    
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List price: $12.50
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 2/6/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 4.50" wide x 6.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Edwin Arlington Robinson was a poet. He was born on December 22, 1869 in Head Tide, Maine. Robinson attended Harvard University from 1891 to 1893. Robinson published two volumes of poetry. To make ends meet, Robinson worked as a checker of shale used to build the New York subway system. Theodore Roosevelt later helped Robinson get a job as a clerk in the New York Customs House, a position he held until 1910. Robinson's Collected Poems won the 1921 Pulitzer Prize. He also won Pulitzer in 1924 and 1927 for The Man Who Died Twice and Tristram. Robinson died on April 5, 1935.

From The children of the night (1897)
Dear friends
Aaron Stark
The house on the hill
John Evereldown
Luke Havergal
The clerks
The pity of the leaves
The tavern
Two men
Romance
Reuben Bright
Fleming Helphenstine
Richard Cory
Cliff Klingenhagen
Zola
Verlaine
George Crabbe
Credo
From Captain Craig (1902)
Captain Craig (beginning)
The return of Morgan and Fingal
Isaac and Archibald
Aunt Imogen
The growth of "Lorraine"
The woman and the wife
Cortege
Erasmus
Partnership
Variations of Greek themes
From The town down the river (1910)
Calverly's
Leffingwell
Clavering
Lingard and the stars
The white lights
Pasa thalassa thalassa
Uncle Ananias
Leonora
Exit
How Annandale went out
Alma mater
The whip
Miniver Cheevy
For a dead lady
Two gardens in Linndale
From The man against the sky (1916)
Flammonde
The gift of God
Old King Cole
The clinging vine
Cassandra
John Gorham
Veteran sirens
Hillcrest
Ben Jonson entertains a man from Stratford
Eros Turannos
The poor relation
Llewellyn and the tree
Bewick Finzer
Bokardo
From Lancelot (1920)
Lancelot (ending)
From The three taverns (1920)
The wandering Jew
The mill
The dark hills
Tact
John Brown
The rat
A song at Shannon's
Tasker Norcross
Firelight
An evangelist's wife
Late summer
From Avon's harvest (1921)
Mr. Flood's party
Ben Trovato
The tree in Pamela's garden
Vain gratuities
Lost anchors
Caput mortuum
The long race
Many are called
Rembrandt to Rembrandt
From periodicals (1923)
Silver Street
New England
Karma
The sheaves