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Spoon River Anthology

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ISBN-10: 1420961330

ISBN-13: 9781420961331

Edition: N/A

Authors: Edgar Lee Masters

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Originally published in "Reedy's Mirror" from May 29, 1914 until January 5, 1915 and then first in book form in 1915 with an expanded edition in 1916, "Spoon River Anthology" is a collection of poetry inspired by the tombstones of the dead in a small rural American town. There is no real Spoon River as the entire town and its inhabitants are fictional but much of the town and its deceased occupants are based in part on Masters' own childhood growing up in small towns in Illinois. "Spoon River Anthology" is Edgar Lee Masters' masterpiece, a collection of poetry that weaves a tapestry of the lives of a group of small-town Americans, which taken together reads like a novel critiquing the…    
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Book details

List price: $7.99
Publisher: Publishing
Publication date: 4/1/2019
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 148
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.34" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Edgar Lee Masters, 1868 - 1950 The Kansas-born poet of "Spoon River Anthology" (written in 1915), Edgar Lee Masters, wrote almost 50 volumes but continues to be known for only that one, so great was its extraordinary success. Masters was born on August 23, 1868. His characters created for the verses (which are short postmortem monologues in epitaph form) were borrowed from the old Greek Anthology. By invading the realm of social criticism usually reserved for prose fiction, "Spoon River" anticipated the mood of Sherwood Anderson's "Winesburg, Ohio" and Sinclair Lewis's "Main Street." Masters lived near Spoon River for 11 years; it was his source of inspiration for this work. The 244…