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Spoon river Anthology

A series of character sketches which reveal the life of a village community in the Midwest. They are in the form of epitaphs in verse.

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  • "A series of character sketches which reveal the life of a village community in the Midwest. They are in the form of epitaphs in verse."@en
  • "A series of character sketches which reveal the life of a village community in the Middle West. They are in the form of epitaphs in a kind of 'free verse'."
  • "A notorious success when it was first published in 1915, this collection of dramatic monologues by over 200 former inhabitants of the fictional town of Spoon River topples the myth of moral superiority in small-town America, as the dead give testimony to their shocking scandals and secret tragedies."
  • "The story of Spoon River's inhabitants is related in their poetic, imaginative epitaphs."@en
  • ""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"--Publisher description."
  • "An extraordinary book, which will delight some readers, as its cynicism--or realism--will offend others."
  • "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."@en
  • "One of the most striking and original achievements in American poetry is now available in a remarkable edition that comprehends the poet and his book in an entirely new way. This edition of Spoon River Anthology probes the social background of the smalltown world that Edgar Lee Masters loved and hated--and finally transmuted into powerful literary art. Extensive annotations identify the people whose lives inspired the 243 poetic accounts of frustration, violence, struggle, and triumph that once shocked American readers. The most extraordinary feature of this edition is the extensive introduction that provides the key to this misunderstood American classic. The book's relationship to Whitman is clearly established, and the important influences of Browning, Goethe, Spinoza, and others are revealed for the first time. John Hallwas's approach combines cultural, biographical, philosophical, psychoanalytic, mythic, and symbolic insights--and concludes with a stunning reassessment of "Our New Poet." The annotated Spoon River Anthology supersedes 75 years of largely misdirected critical commentary. It will send a new generation of readers back to this surprisingly complex book that probes so deeply into the American consciousness--and will send Masters back into our national anthologies."
  • "One of the most striking and original achievements in American poetry is now available in a remarkable edition that comprehends the poet and his book in an entirely new way. This edition of Spoon River Anthology probes the social background of the smalltown world that Edgar Lee Masters loved and hated--and finally transmuted into powerful literary art. Extensive annotations identify the people whose lives inspired the 243 poetic accounts of frustration, violence, struggle, and triumph that once shocked American readers. The most extraordinary feature of this edition is the extensive introduction that provides the key to this misunderstood American classic. The book's relationship to Whitman is clearly established, and the important influences of Browning, Goethe, Spinoza, and others are revealed for the first time. John Hallwas's approach combines cultural, biographical, philosophical, psychoanalytic, mythic, and symbolic insights--and concludes with a stunning reassessment of "Our New Poet." The annotated Spoon River Anthology supersedes 75 years of largely misdirected critical commentary. It will send a new generation of readers back to this surprisingly complex book that probes so deeply into the American consciousness--and will send Masters back into our national anthologies."@en
  • "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."@en
  • "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."@en
  • "A series of character sketches which reveal the life of a village community in the Middle West. The sketches are in the form of epitaphs in a kind of 'free verse'."
  • "In 1915, Edgar Lee Masters published a book of dramatic monologues written in free verse about a fictional town called Spoon River. Based on the midwestern towns where Edgar Lee Masters grew up, the shocking scandals and secret tragedies of Spoon River were immediately recognized by readers as authentic. Masters raises the dead "sleeping on the hill" in the village cemetery to tell the truth about their lives, and their testimony topples the American myth of the moral superiority of small-town life. Spoon River is as undeniably corrupt and truel as the big city, and is home to murderers, drunkards, crooked bankers, lechers, bitter wives and abusive husbands, failed dreamers, and a few good souls. The freshness of this landmark work has not diminished, and Spoon River Anthology remains an American classic."@en
  • "Spoon River Anthology has been an American classic ever since its landmark debut in 1915."@en
  • "From a cemetery in a fictional mid-American town, the dead speak their truth. Some speak of hardships and sordidness; others, of their simple honest, happy lives. Whether elderly or youthful, mortality has claimed them all. As we read these dramatic monologues, we understand a little more about what it is to be human."@en
  • "Spoon River Anthology, by Edgar Lee Masters, is a collection of short free-form poems that collectively narrates the epitaphs of the residents of a fictional small town of Spoon River, 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. - Wikipedia."@en
  • "Grafschriftencyclus van de Amerikaanse dichter (1869-1950) met vertaling en (op cd) toonzetting."
  • "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."@en
  • "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."
  • "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. At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied."@en
  • "The dead arise from their sleep in the cemetery of a small Midwestern town to tell their individual stories about an entire community caught in a web of scandal, sin, and vice in the early twentieth century."
  • "From a cemetery in a fictional mid-American town, the dead speak the truth. An essential masterpiece in the canon of American literature, this great classic comes vividly alive in a full-cast reading woven together with original music. Led by Patrick Kraley with Edward Asner, the 50 actors lend just the right voice to each character, underscoring the timeless, universal themes."@en

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  • "Spoon River anthology. Woodcuts by John Ross and Clare Romano Ross"
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  • "Spoon river anthology : introduction by May Swenson"
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  • "Spoon River anthology = Antología de Spoon River"
  • "Spoon river anthology : With new poems"
  • "Spoon River anthology testo integrale con traduzione a fronte"
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  • "Spoon River anthology : illus. by Oliver Herford"
  • "Spoon River anthology : testo integrale con traduzione a fronte"
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  • "Spoon River Anthology"
  • "Spoon river anthology : with new poems"
  • "Spoon River Anthology. With a New Introd. by May Swenson"@en
  • "Spoon River Anthology An Annotated Edition"
  • "Spoon River anthology : [selections]"@en
  • "Spoon River anthology : With a new introd. by May Swenson"
  • "Spoon river anthology. Edgar Lee Masters"
  • "Spoon River anthology : Woodcuts by John Ross and Clare Romano Ross"
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  • "Spoon river anthology"
  • "Spoon River anthology : An annotated edition"
  • "Spoon river anthology : an annotated ed"
  • "Spoon River anthology : an annotated edition"
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  • "Spoon River Anthology New Edition with New Poems"

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