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Spoon River Anthology

Author : Edgar Lee Masters
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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.

Edgar Lee Masters Spoon River Anthology

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Charles Aidman, conceived from Edgar Lee Masters' Spoon River Anthology Dramatic Platform Readings w/incidental music, songs Characters: 3 male, 2 female Bare Stage. Via musical interludes, we are introduced in a cemetery to the ghosts of those who were inhabitants of this town, and whose secrets have gone with them to the grave. There are 60 odd characterizations and vignettes in this constantly interesting entertainment offering an amazingly varied array of

Spoon River Anthology

Author : Edgar Lee Masters
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Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters Spoon River Anthology (1915), by Edgar Lee Masters, is a collection of short, free verse 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, losses, and manner of death. Many of the poems contain cross-references that create an unabashed tapestry of the community. The poems were originally published in the magazine Reedy's Mirror. Each following poem is an autobiographical epitaph of a dead citizen, delivered by the dead themselves. Characters include Tom Merritt, Amos Sibley, Carl Hamblin, Fiddler Jones and A.D. Blood. 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. The subject of afterlife receives only the occasional brief mention, and even those seem to be contradictory. Speaking without reason to lie or fear the consequences, they construct a picture of life in their town that is shorn of façades. 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 Anthology Woodcuts by John Ross and Clare Romano Ross

Author : Edgar Lee Masters
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Spoon River Anthology

Author : Masters Edgar Lee
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Spoon River Anthology Facsimile Edition

Author : Edgar Lee Masters
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A collection of unusual free-form poems that collectively describe the life of the fictional town of Spoon River. Includes all 212 characters, providing 244 epitaphs of dead citizens, delivered by the dead themselves.

Spoon River Anthology with a New Introduction by May Swenson

Author : Edgar Lee Masters
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Antolog a de Spoon River

Author : Edgar Lee Masters
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Antología de Spoon River is a collection of poems from the graveyard of a rural Illinois town Spoon River. This book poignantly captures the politics, love, betrayals, alliances, hopes, and failures of this small American town.

The Enduring River

Author : Edgar Lee Masters
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Masters' Spoon River Anthology (1915) was "the most read and most talked-of volume of poetry that had ever been written in America." The author then returned to the Illinois folk and countryside in a sequel, The New Spoon River (1924). Less well known, even among scholars, are the dozens of other poems Masters set in the area he made famous. Now Herbert K. Russell brings together for the first time the best of these lesser-known poems in a third collection of Spoon River writings, an interesting and useful counterpoint to the brooding diatribes, ironies, and denunciations that make up much of Spoon River Anthology. In these poems Masters has returned to his "heart's home."

Spoon River Portraits

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A Study of Naturalism in Edgar Lee Masters Spoon River Anthology

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Edgar Lee Masters Spoon River Anthology

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Spoon River Anthology Deseret Alphabet Edition

Author : Edgar Lee Masters
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Edgar Lee Masters (1868-1950) was an American attorney, poet, biographer, and dramatist. Over the course of his literary career, he 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. Spoon River Anthology originated as a series of poems published pseudonymously in Reedy's Mirror in 1914. Publication as a book followed in 1915, and a second, enlarged edition came out in 1916. It consists of a series of "epitaphs" for residents of the cemetery in the fictional Spoon River, Illinois, both celebrating and criticizing small town life in the United States around the turn of the 20th Century. This book is in the Deseret Alphabet, a phonetic alphabet for writing English developed in the mid-19th century at the University of Deseret (now the University of Utah).

Fox Valley Anthology

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Spoon River America

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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.

SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY

Author : Masters
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An 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.

The Quiet City

Author : Robert Coné
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"Quiet City" is a well-known composition by Aaron Copland. Written for small ensemble, its simple, haunting theme underscores a city depicted when lights are low and thoughts are few. Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters was published in 1915. In free verse, the unflattering epitaphs of the fictional town of Spoon River disturbed the residents of his quiet boyhood home, Lewistown, Illinois, and, in unmasking rural life, created quite a stir in its day. The Quiet City: A New Spoon River Anthology is the author's amalgamation of Masters and Copland's ideas. Though the names in this volume have been changed to protect their privacy, the subjects still live under the author's watchful eye. Applied to it are the exaggerations, rumors, innuendoes, and occasional facts that comprise the stuff of their lives in Kewanee, Illinois. The Quiet City of Kewanee lies not far from the West Fork of the Spoon River and is otherwise known as the author's home.

Spoon River Anthology Poems and Verse about Rural American Life Hardcover

Author : Edgar Lee Masters
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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.

The Evolving American Landscape in Edgar Lee Masters s sic Spoon River Anthology

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Spoon River Anthology

Author : Edgar Lee Masters
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