Spoon River Anthology

Spoon River Anthology
Author: Edgar Lee Masters
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 147
Release: 2012-03-02
Genre: Poetry
ISBN: 0486112101

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DIVAn American poetry classic, in which former citizens of a mythical midwestern town speak touchingly from the grave of the thwarted hopes and dreams of their lives. /div

Spoon River America

Spoon River America
Author: Jason Stacy
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Total Pages: 333
Release: 2021-05-11
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 0252052730

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From Main Street to Stranger Things, how poetry changed our idea of small town life A literary and cultural milestone, Spoon River Anthology captured an idea of the rural Midwest that became a bedrock myth of life in small-town America. Jason Stacy places the book within the atmosphere of its time and follows its progress as the poetry took root and thrived. Published by Edgar Lee Masters in 1915, Spoon River Anthology won praise from modernists while becoming an ongoing touchstone for American popular culture. Stacy charts the ways readers embraced, debated, and reshaped Masters's work in literary controversies and culture war skirmishes; in films and other media that over time saw the small town as idyllic then conflicted then surreal; and as the source of three archetypes—populist, elite, and exile—that endure across the landscape of American culture in the twenty-first century. A wide-ranging reconsideration of a literary landmark, Spoon River America tells the story of how a Midwesterner's poetry helped change a nation's conception of itself.

Across Spoon River

Across Spoon River
Author: Edgar Lee Masters
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2018-09-03
Genre: History
ISBN: 1789122449

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The memoirs of one of Illinois’ great poets, author of Spoon River Anthology, with many vignettes of the Chicago Renaissance. This intimate and provocative autobiography, first published in 1936, reveals the innermost thoughts of a great American poet. Edgar Lee Masters was a transitional figure in American literature with one foot planted in the nineteenth century and the other firmly placed on the path of what we now think of as the modern period. Richly illustrated throughout with black and white photographs. “Across Spoon River: An Autobiography is blunt and cranky about a life [Masters] saw as largely “scrappy and unmanageable.” Emphasizing life on his grandfather’s farm, his school days, his political battles, the workday world, and the growth of a poet’s mind through wide reading, the book is a valuable record of Masters’s work habits and offers considerable insight on his position as a critic and his place in American literature.”—Ronald Primeau, American National Biography

Open Mic Night at Westminster Cemetery

Open Mic Night at Westminster Cemetery
Author: Mary Amato
Publisher: Carolrhoda Lab ®
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2018-09-01
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
ISBN: 154153073X

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When Lacy wakes up dead in Westminster Cemetery, final resting place of Edgar Allan Poe, she's confused. It's the job of Sam, a young soldier who died in 1865, to teach her the rules of the afterlife and to warn her about Suppression—a punishment worse than death. Lacy desperately wants to leave the cemetery and find out how she died, but every soul is obligated to perform a job. Given the task of providing entertainment, Lacy proposes an open mic, which becomes a chance for the cemetery's residents to express themselves. But Lacy is in for another shock when surprising and long-buried truths begin to emerge.

Spoon River Anthology

Spoon River Anthology
Author: Edgar Lee Masters
Publisher: The Floating Press
Total Pages: 233
Release: 2012-07-01
Genre: Poetry
ISBN: 1775458091

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This one-of-a-kind masterpiece is a classic of American literature. In Spoon River Anthology, Kansas-born poet and playwright Edgar Lee Masters channels the imagined voices of the deceased men, women, and children buried in a cemetery in rural Illinois. Haunting and ethereal, inspiring and unforgettable, these poems will remain etched in readers' memories.

The New Spoon River

The New Spoon River
Author: Edgar Lee Masters
Publisher:
Total Pages: 325
Release: 1973
Genre:
ISBN:

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Spoon River Anthology

Spoon River Anthology
Author: Edgar Lee Masters
Publisher:
Total Pages: 348
Release: 1919
Genre: American poetry
ISBN:

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Edgar Lee Masters

Edgar Lee Masters
Author: Herbert K. Russell
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Total Pages: 502
Release: 2005-07-15
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780252073144

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Drawn from all of Edgar Lee Masters's diaries correspondence, and the unpublished chapters of his 1936 autobiography, this is the first full-length biography of the celebrated author of "Spoon River Anthology", one of the most widely read and discussed volumes of poetry ever written in America. 25 photos.

Epigrams from the Greek Anthology

Epigrams from the Greek Anthology
Author:
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 289
Release: 2020-11-26
Genre: Poetry
ISBN: 0192596888

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Lush Diodorus sets the lads on fire, But now another has him in his net - Timarion, the boy with wanton eyes . . . Meleager, AP 12.109 Encompassing four thousand short poems and more, the ramshackle classic we call the Greek Anthology gathers up a millennium of snapshots from ancient daily life. Its influence echoes not merely in the classic tradition of the English epigram (Pope, Dryden) but in Rudyard Kipling, Ezra Pound, Virgina Woolf, T. S. Eliot, H.D., and the poets of the First World War. Its variety is almost infinite. Victorious armies, ruined cities, and Olympic champions share space with lovers' quarrels and laments for the untimely dead - but also with jokes and riddles, art appreciation, potted biographies of authors, and scenes from country life and the workplace. This selection of more than 600 epigrams in verse is the first major translation from the Greek Anthology in nearly a century. Each of the Anthology's books of epigrams is represented here, in manuscript order, and with extensive notes on the history and myth that lie behind them.

Spoon River Anthology

Spoon River Anthology
Author: Edgar Lee Masters
Publisher: Hesperus Press
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2005
Genre: American poetry
ISBN: 9781843911081

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Originally published: New York: MacMillan, 1915.