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Spoon River Anthology free pdf 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.

About Edgar Lee Masters

As a young man, Edgar Lee Masters (1869 1950) rebelled against what he believed to be the hypocrisy of small-town life and went to Chicago, where he practiced law for thirty years. He published eleven books of verses, plays, and essays before beginning his masterpiece, "Spoon River Anthology" (1915). Later, Masters, Carl Sandburg, and Vachel Lindsay initiated a poetic renaissance in the Midwest, with Chicago as its center. John Hollander (1929 2013) was an acclaimed American poet and the Sterling Professor emeritus of English at Yale University. His books include "Spectral Emanations: New and Selected Poems," "Harp Lake," "In Time and Place," and "Blue Wine and Other Poems." Hollander was also the author of a number of critical works, including "Rhyme s Reason: A Guide to English Verse." Ronald Primeau is Professor of English and Director of the MA in Humanities at Central Michigan University. He has published books on Edgar Lee Masters, Herbert W. Martin, the literature of the American highway, and the rhetoric of television. He has edited works on Masters, Paul Laurence Dunbar, and the dynamics of literary influence."

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Author : Edgar Lee Masters
Publisher : Signet Classics
Data Published : 01 July 2007
ISBN : 0451530586
EAN : 9780451530585
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 308 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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