Spoon River Anthology




      Spoon River Anthology
From spoonriveranthology.net Edgar Lee Masters s Spoon River Anthology was an immediate commercial success when it was published in 1915 Unconventional in both style and content, it shattered the myths of small town American life A collection of epitaphs of residents of a small town, a full understanding of Spoon River requires the reader to piece together narratives from fragments contained in individual poems. New Download Books Spoon River Anthology author Edgar Lee Masters – bluevapours.co.uk

Edgar Lee Masters Garnett, Kansas, August 23, 1868 Melrose Park, Pennsylvania, March 5, 1950 was an American poet, biographer, and dramatist He is the author of Spoon River Anthology, The New Star Chamber and Other Essays, Songs and Satires, The Great Valley, The Serpent in the Wilderness An Obscure Tale, The Spleen, Mark Twain A Portrait, Lincoln The Man, and Illinois Poems In all, Masters published twelve plays, twenty one books of poetry, six novels and six biographies, including those of Abraham Lincoln, Mark Twain, Vachel Lindsay, and Walt Whitman.

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  • Paperback
  • 112 pages
  • Spoon River Anthology
  • Edgar Lee Masters
  • English
  • 19 August 2018
  • 1406946133

10 thoughts on “ Spoon River Anthology

  1. Majenta says:

    If you liked Fannie Flagg s THE WHOLE TOWN S TALKING, Thornton Wilder s OUR TOWN, and or Virginia Woolf s THE WAVES, you might like this I read this because of THE WHOLE TOWN S TALKING.Thanks for reading.and listening

  2. Carol says:

    Edgar Lee Masters was the first poet whose poetry I loved with my whole heart My high opinion of his work has never changed, notwithstanding the fact that he hasn t been cool for 50 years, if ever Ha Neither have I.

  3. Lyn says:

    Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters, published in 1915, is a unique literary experience.A collection of inter related free form poems, each title a person s name, and each person a resident of the town cemetery Masters has each relate a short story some folks talk about their life, many about the circumstances of their death Husbands and wives relate different perspectives of the same events, lovers and soldiers tell of their history, and each is a distinct, poetic voice.Masters begins Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters, published in 1915, is a unique literary experience.A collection of inter related free form poems, each title a person s name, and each person a resident of the town cemetery Masters has each relate a short story some folks talk about t...

  4. Jon Nakapalau says:

    The dead tell their secrets where they are buried With no reason to lie we find that all is not what it seemed to be some of the pillars of the community were rotten to the core and some of the dregs of the town were the best...

  5. Evan says:

    244 dead residents of the Midwestern town of Spoon River some based on real people and some fictional tell the stories of their triumphs, frustrations, unrequited longings, their secrets often harboring lingering grudges about people buried alongside them Whole families and neighbors, cross talking in death Each poem is titled with the name of the person speaking each is short and most of them are heartbreaking The wife and husband and the doctor, al...

  6. Brian says:

    I, like many people, had read some of the pieces in Spoon River Anthology in college, but I have to recommend reading the entire work It is a unique and very fulfilling experience Edgar Lee Masters greatest work was published as a unified whole in 1915 and is 244 individual poems, each from the perspective of a different dead person in the cemetery Their name serves as the poem s title Woven throughout the 244 pieces are 19 stories that are pieced together through interwoven portraits I, like many people, had read some of the pieces in Spoon River Anthology in college, but I have to recommend reading the entire work It is a unique and very fulfilling experience Edgar Lee Masters greatest work was published as a unified whole in 1915 and is 244 ind...

  7. Karla says:

    I ve trawled through many a 19th century small town newspaper for various research projects, and one s dirty linen was often hung out to dry for public view in the printed word Old men running off with the serving girls, errant wives being tracked down and found in flagrante with their lovers, etc I ve even got a great great uncle whose wife was run out of town on a rail by The Community for her illic...

  8. Thomas says:

    Not a bad book, but not one I would read again or recommend to others It s a collection of free verse poems, crafted as epitaphs of the former citizens of the Midwestern town Spoon River While there were some meaningful poems and well developed characters, there were quite a few sections that I did not care for at all I ve never been an ardent fan of poetry, though, and this one, while a good read, did nothing to change that.Here s my favorite poem from the book George Gray I have studied Not a bad book, but not one I would read again or recommend to others It s a collection of free verse poems, crafted as epitaphs of the former citizens of the Midwestern town Spoon River While there were some meaningful poems and well developed characters, there were quite a few sections that I did not care for at all I ve never been an ardent fan of poetry, though, and this one, while a good read, did nothing to change that.Here s my favorite poem from the book George Gray I have studied many timesThe marble which was chiseled for me A boat with a furled sail at rest in a harbor.In truth it pictures not my destinationBut my life For love was offered me and I shrank from its disillusionment Sorrow knocked at my ...

  9. Fede says:

    Maybe we never really die as long as we are remembered Only after we are forgotten can we find the peace of the soul and get rid of our burden of guilt, mistakes and regrets it is the oblivion of the ...

  10. Bonnie says:

    This was so very lovely.

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