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Spoon River Anthology (Dover Thrift Editions)

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ISBN13: 9780486272757
ISBN10: 0486272753
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In Spoon River Anthology, the American poet Edgar Lee Masters (1869-1950) created a series of compelling free-verse monologues in which former citizens of a mythical Midwestern town speak touchingly from the grave of the thwarted hopes and dream of their lives. First published in book form in 1915, the Anthology was the crowning achievement of Masters' career as a poet, and a work that would become a landmark of 20th-century American literature.

In these pages, no less than 214 individual voices are heard—some in no more than a dozen moving lines. Alternately plaintive, anguished, enigmatic, angry, and contemptuous, the voices of Spoon River, although distinctively small-town Americans, evoke themes of love and hope, disappointment and despair that are universal in their resonance. This American classic is reprinted here from the authoritative 1915 edition.

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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.

Synopsis:

A landmark of 20th-century American literature: a series of over 200 compelling free-verse monologues in which former citizens of a mythical Midwestern town speak touchingly from the grave of the thwarted hopes and dreams of their lives. Reprinted from the authoritative 1915 edition.

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slkirkman, October 3, 2007 (view all comments by slkirkman)
My ancestors are among the first settlers of 'The Spoon River Valley' and Fulton County Illinois during the 1830's.

I just recently learned of the book and I look forward to reading the 'It' book of poetry of it's time !

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780486272757
Author:
Masters, Edgar Lee
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Dover Thrift Editions
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
American
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Single Author *
Subject:
Poetry (poetic works by one author)
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Subject:
Single Author / American
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Thrift Editions
Series Volume:
106
Publication Date:
19921031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.19 in 0.27 lb
Age Level:
from 14

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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.

"Synopsis" by ,
A landmark of 20th-century American literature: a series of over 200 compelling free-verse monologues in which former citizens of a mythical Midwestern town speak touchingly from the grave of the thwarted hopes and dreams of their lives. Reprinted from the authoritative 1915 edition.
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