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Across Spoon River

Edgar Lee Masters

Across Spoon River

an autobiography.

by Edgar Lee Masters

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  • 39 Currently reading

Published by Octagon Books in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Masters, Edgar Lee, 1868-1950.,
  • Masters, Edgar Lee, 1868-1950.,
  • Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography.

  • Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3525.A83 Z5 1969
    The Physical Object
    Pagination426 p.
    Number of Pages426
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5696660M
    LC Control Number70096162

    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 4/5(15). Edgar Lee Masters, American poet and novelist, best known as the author of Spoon River Anthology (). Masters grew up on his grandfather’s farm near New Salem, Ill., studied in his father’s law office, and attended Knox College, Galesburg, Ill., for one year. He was admitted to the bar in

    The Spoon River of the title is the name of an actual river in Illinois, but the town combines Lewistown, where Masters grew up, and Petersburg, where his grandparents lived. These poems were serialized in Reedy's Mirror from , and then discovered by Harriet Monroe, the editor of Poetry, who helped Masters issue a complete edition in Edgar Lee Masters wrote in his autobiography, Across Spoon River (), that his ancestor Hillery Masters was the son of "Knotteley" Masters, but family genealogies show that Hillery and Notley Masters were, in fact, : Aug , Garnett, Kansas, U.S.

      Masters went on to write other poems, as well as essays and novels, but he knew he would be remembered only for his anthology, so he called his autobiography Across Spoon River (). Whenever Masters wrote about the real-life models for Spoon River’s cast of characters, he described several small Midwestern towns from his boyhood. Edgar Lee Masters’ Spoon River Anthology published in is a collection of more than two hundred poems, written in the form of post-mortem autobiographical epitaphs of ordinary residents of a fictional small American town called Spoon River in Illinois. Each poem is titled with the name of a long deceased resident whose unheard yet striking story is explicitly or implicitly displayed with Author: Zafer Parlak.


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That book -- unexpectedly filled with penetrating insights into the mysteries of the human condition -- made him instantly famous. As he would later reflect in ACROSS SPOON RIVER: "Always in my life my head was down, and I was thrusting my way forward.

No great luck ever saw me and took me up. Every step I took was against the wind/5(2). That book -- unexpectedly filled with penetrating insights into the mysteries the human condition -- made him instantly famous. As he would later reflect in Across Spoon River: "Always in my life my head 4/5.

Across Spoon River. This intimate and provocative autobiography, first published inreveals 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.

Across Spoon River: An Autobiography by Edgar Lee Masters-ExLibrary. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside.

% Money Back Guarantee. An autobiography which is at the same time a segment of American life. Interesting to read in conjunction with Carl Van Doren's Three Worlds, in the comparison of two boyhoods spent in the middle west. An honest book, looking objectively at himself, his family, his friends and relatives.

Across Spoon River: an autobiography by Edgar Lee Masters; 3 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Biography, American Authors; People:. This intimate and provocative autobiography, first published inreveals the innermost thoughts of a great American poet. Edgar Lee Masters was a transitional figure in American 4/5(K).

Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters, published inis a unique literary experience. A collection of inter-related free-form poems, each title a persons name, and each person a resident of the town cemetery.

Masters has each relate a short story; some folks talk about their life, many about the circumstances of their death.4/5.

Ed Emig, 66, stands in Oak Hill Cemetery on Oct. 30,in Lewistown, Ill. Emig, who lives across the street, is an expert on the cemetery and its role in the Edgar Lee Masters book "Spoon Author: Joan Cary. Across Spoon River; an autobiography. New York: Farrar & Rinehart. MLA Citation.

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Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.4/5(K). Across Spoon River An Autobiography (American Biography Series) by Edgar Lee Masters Published January by Reprint Services Corporation.

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Use up arrow (for mozilla firefox browser alt+up arrow) and down arrow (for mozilla firefox browser alt+down Author: Edgar Masters. Across Spoon River is boring. Masters goes off a great deal to tell about his numerous family members. I had lost track of them very soon. On the other hand, Spoon River Anthology is interesting and dynamic.

It is a masterpiece actually. When I first checked out the book from a library, /5. Get this from a library. Across Spoon River: an autobiography. [Edgar Lee Masters; Fitzgerald Rivers of America Collection (Library of Congress)]. “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 3/5(1).

When Spoon River Anthology was published inEdgar Lee Masters shattered the myth of small-town America as the bastion of American virtue.

It was supposedly written by one of the inhabitants of Spoon River, Jonathan Swift Somers, and is a fragment of a projected twenty-four book epic in mock- heroic style. It tells of a village quarrel in Spoon River, but the mock-heroic lines echo the Greek epics, Shakespeare, and even Omar Khayyam.

Free download or read online Spoon River Anthology pdf (ePUB) book. The first edition of the novel was published inand was written by Edgar Lee Masters.

The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format. The main characters of this poetry, classics story are.

The book has been awarded with, and many others.4/5. Edgar Lee Masters was born in Garnett, Kansas, and he grew up in the small towns of Lewistown and Petersburg, Illinois.

The author of 40 books of poetry and prose, Masters is best remembered for his great collection Spoon River Anthology (), a sequence of over free-verse epitaphs spoken from the cemetery of the town of Spoon River.All Departments Auto & Tire Baby Beauty Books Cell Phones Clothing Electronics Food.

Across Spoon River Across Spoon River. Specifications. Series Title: Prairie State Books. Publisher: PAPERBACKSHOP UK IMPORT. Book Format: Paperback. Original Languages: English. Number of Pages: Author: Masters, : Edgar Masters.Edgar Lee Masters (–) was the author of many books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction.

His The Sangamon and Across Spoon River have been reissued in the Prairie State Books E. Hallwas, is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Western Illinois University.

His books include Studies in Illinois Poetry. and Dime Novel Desperadoes: The Notorious Maxwell Brothers.