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Spoon River Anthology by  Edgar Lee Masters - Paperback - First Thus - 1992 - from Cup and Chaucer Books and Biblio.com

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Spoon River Anthology

by Masters, Edgar Lee

Condition: Fine/No Jacket, as Issued


Fine/No Jacket, as Issued. Upper page edges tanned, else as new, unread. Introduction by John Hollander. pl

The innovative free verse collection of small-town life that made Edgar Lee Masters a legend A literary sensation when it appeared in 1915, Spoon River Anthology earned Edgar Lee Masters comparisons to T. S. Eliot and Walt Whitman. The characters who speak here tarnish the pure image of their Midwestern hamlet by holding forth from the grave with tales of illicit love affairs, betrayed confidences, political corruption, and miserable marriages. The first serious work of psychological naturalism, this artful indictment of small-town hypocrisy influenced Theodore Dreiser, William Faulkner, and other luminaries.




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