Spoon River Anthology

Spoon River Anthology
Author: Edgar Lee Masters
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2004-03
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 13: 0743255070

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A CLASSIC IN AMERICAN POETRY... When Spoon River Anthology was published in 1915 it garnered immediate national attention for its truth and its shocking transgression of societal mores. A collection of poems from the graveyard of a rural Illinois town, Spoon River Anthology poignantly captures the politics, love, betrayals, alliances, hopes, and failures of this small American town. Here is the respected doctor, jailed for swindling; here is the chaste wife, rapt with desire; here is the pastor, angry and resentful; here is the quiet man, filled with unrequited love and devotion. Beneath the midwestern values of honesty, community, family, hard work, and chastity, Spoon River Anthology reveals the disillusionment and corruption in modern life. With the publication of Spoon River Anthology Masters exploded the powerful myth that small-town America was a social utopia. Here for the first time was a community that people recognized in its wholeness and complexity. Comprised of distinctly modern poems that collectively read as a novel, Spoon River Anthology is the story of a quiet midwestern town whose truths and contradictions are celebrated by its dead..

Spoon River Anthology

Spoon River Anthology
Author: Edgar Lee Masters
Publsiher: Prestwick House Inc
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2007
Genre: City and town life
ISBN 13: 1580493394

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This complete and unabridged Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Classic(tm) of Edgar Lee Masters' Spoon River Anthology features an extensive glossary and reader's notes to help readers better understand and fully appreciate Masters' work.IN THE TOWN OF SPOON RIVER, ILLINOIS, the dead have been given one final opportunity to speak to the living in the form of epitaphs. Take a stroll through the graveyard; the words on each tombstone create an image of the way the person's life was lived. Together, these tombstones tell of a community that strove for perfection and goodness and relied heavily on faith-but, things don't always turn out as planned... Discover their secrets, heartaches, and regrets; sympathize with their guilt, anger, and sorrow; mourn with those the dead left behind; wander through the history these individuals made through their actions. Ultimately, this cemetery tells of lives that were far from perfect- sometimes, they were even far from good. Through their epitaphs, it becomes clear that these townspeople-neighbors, friends, lovers, family members, and even murderers-saw each other very differently, but now, they all are at rest, as equals, sleeping on the hill..

Spoon River Anthology

Spoon River Anthology
Author: Edgar Lee Masters
Publsiher: Signet Classic
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2007
Genre: Poetry
ISBN 13: 9780451530585

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The dead arise from their sleep in the cemetery of a small town to tell their individual stories about an entire community caught in a web of scandal, sin, and vice in the early twentieth century. Reissue..

Spoon River Anthology (with an Introduction by May Swenson)

Spoon River Anthology (with an Introduction by May Swenson)
Author: Edgar Lee Masters
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 153
Release: 2018
Genre: City and town life
ISBN 13: 9781420956733

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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 notion of the idyllic rural American life. A critical and financial success from its first publication, "Spoon River Anthology" is a truly original work of American literature, the likes of which there has not been before or since. This edition is printed on premium acid-free paper; follows the expanded 1916 edition with its additional thirty-five poems, "The Spooniad", and the epilogue; and includes an introduction by May Swenson.".

Spoon River Anthology

Spoon River Anthology
Author: Edgar Lee Masters
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2002-10-28
Genre:
ISBN 13: 9781404330405

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Here are Masters's dramatic monologues written in free verse about a fictional Midwestern town called Spoon River. The dead, "sleeping on the hill" in their village cemetery, awaken to tell the truth about their lives, toppling the myth of the moral superiority of small-town life..

Abraham Lincoln’s impact on Spoon River Anthology

Abraham Lincoln’s impact on Spoon River Anthology
Author: Kay Unbehaun
Publsiher: GRIN Verlag
Total Pages: 5
Release: 2011-05-10
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN 13: 3640911709

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Essay from the year 2010 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0, http://www.uni-jena.de/ (Anglistik/Amerikanistik), course: Academic Writing 1, language: English, abstract: “Fellow citizens, we cannot escape history” (Lincoln 537). This popular statement made by Abraham Lincoln represents a universal truth. Edgar Lee Masters’ work Spoon River Anthology strongly sticks to this idea. The collection of poems illustrates the point of view of deceased citizens contemplating about their lives in the fictional town Spoon River. Many late-citizens are fictional while some others, like William H. Herndon, Hannah Armstrong and Anne Rutledge, have clear similarities to real persons. It will be shown that Masters borrowed the concepts of these three characters from history and that Abraham Lincoln is the link between reality and fiction..

Spoon River Anthology

Spoon River Anthology
Author: Edgar Lee Masters
Publsiher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2010-02-26
Genre: Poetry
ISBN 13: 9781450584357

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Spoon River Anthology (1915), by Edgar Lee Masters, is a collection of short free-form poems that collectively describe the life of the fictional small town of Spoon River, named after the real Spoon River that ran near Masters' home town. The collection includes two hundred and twelve separate characters, all providing two-hundred forty-four accounts of their lives and losses. (wikipedia).

Spoon River Anthology: Poems and Verse about Rural American Life

Spoon River Anthology: Poems and Verse about Rural American Life
Author: Edgar Lee Masters
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2018-07-12
Genre: Poetry
ISBN 13: 9781387941667

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The Spoon River Anthology is a classic collection of poems by Edgar Lee Masters, with verses dedicated and named for members of a fictional small American town. Edgar Masters intention when he composed these verses was to demystify the culture of small town America. Over the decades prior to this anthology's publication in 1915, rural and urban cultures in the USA had diverged considerably: to many city-dwellers, how life in the country actually proceeded was simply unknown. Originally serialized in a magazine named Reedy's Mirror, each of the poems give the reader insight into the lives, events, and culture of a typical small country town. Each is titled after a specific character, and contains their thoughts and concerns at a given time. This acts to build a narrative around the small town, which is proven to be colorful and emotionally distinct place, with several characters coping with grief and loss..

Spoon River Anthology

Spoon River Anthology
Author: Edgar Lee Masters
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 322
Release: 1997-11-15
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 13: 0812539044

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Such is the lament of George Trimble, just one of the many good folk of Spoon River--late of the grave and raised from the dead to bear witness to life. Whether minister or judge, housewife or mayor, clerk or carpenter, banker, lawyer, or town drunk, these monologues form an unforgettable legacy of the private hopes, the dreams, and the aspirations, the successes and the failures, the jealousies and the betrayals, the prejudices and the disillusionments of the people of spoon river..

Spoon River Anthology

Spoon River Anthology
Author: Edgar Lee Edgar Lee Masters
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 119
Release: 2017-07-21
Genre:
ISBN 13: 9781521899397

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How is this book unique? Font adjustments & biography included Unabridged (100% Original content) Illustrated About Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters Spoon River Anthology (1915), by Edgar Lee Masters, is a collection of short free-form poems that collectively narrates the epitaphs of the residents of Spoon River, a fictional small town named after the real Spoon River that ran near Masters' home town. The aim of the poems is to demystify the rural, small town American life. The collection includes two hundred and twelve separate characters, all providing two-hundred forty-four accounts of their lives and losses. The poems were originally published in the magazine Reedy's Mirror..

Spoon River Anthology, Etc

Spoon River Anthology, Etc
Author: Edgar Lee Masters
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 310
Release: 1920
Genre:
ISBN 13:

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Whitman

Whitman
Author: Edgar Lee Masters
Publsiher: Biblo & Tannen Publishers
Total Pages: 356
Release: 1968
Genre: Poetry
ISBN 13: 9780819602107

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Antología de Spoon River

Antología de Spoon River
Author: Edgar Lee Masters
Publsiher: Catedra Ediciones
Total Pages: 380
Release: 1993
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 13: 9788437611877

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Edgar Lee Masters de ideas liberales y anarquistas, fue defensor de huelguistas, trabajadores y sindicatos. Preocupado por el ascenso imperialista de su pais, evidencio la necesdad de un cambio cultural que introdujo claramente en su literatura. La Antologia de Spoon River se puede leer como una novela de casi doscientos cincuenta personajes, todos principales. Es una antologia de voces muertas, donde se esconde un microcosmos como imagen de un pais o de todo un planeta..

Spoon River Anthology

Spoon River Anthology
Author: Edgar Lee Masters
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 361
Release: 2022-10-29
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 13: 3368311395

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Spoon River Anthology-Antologia Di Spoon River. Testo Italiano a Fronte

Spoon River Anthology-Antologia Di Spoon River. Testo Italiano a Fronte
Author: Edgar Lee Masters
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2022
Genre: Poetry
ISBN 13: 9788844079666

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Spoon River Anthology

Spoon River Anthology
Author: Edgar Lee Masters
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2016-12-05
Genre:
ISBN 13: 9781540822086

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CLASSIC POETRY Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters Spoon River Anthology (1915), by Edgar Lee Masters, is a collection of short free-form poems that collectively narrates the epitaphs of the residents of Spoon River, a fictional small town named after the real Spoon River that ran near Masters' home town. The aim of the poems is to demystify the rural, small town American life. The collection includes two hundred and twelve separate characters, all providing two-hundred forty-four accounts of their lives and losses. The poems were originally published in the magazine Reedy's Mirror. Each following poem is an epitaph of a dead citizen, delivered by the dead themselves. They speak about the sorts of things one might expect: some recite their histories and turning points, others make observations of life from the outside, and petty ones complain of the treatment of their graves, while few tell how they really died. Speaking without reason to lie or fear the consequences, they construct a picture of life in their town that is shorn of facades. The interplay of various villagers - e.g. a bright and successful man crediting his parents for all he's accomplished, and an old woman weeping because he is secretly her illegitimate child - forms a gripping, if not pretty, whole.".

Spoon River America

Spoon River America
Author: Jason Stacy
Publsiher: University of Illinois Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2021-05-11
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN 13: 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..