Across Spoon River

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Across Spoon River

  1. Edgar Lee Masters Garnett, Kansas, August 23, 1868 Melrose Park, Pennsylvania, March 5, 1950 was an American poet, biographer, and dramatist He is the author of Spoon River Anthology, The New Star Chamber and Other Essays, Songs and Satires, The Great Valley, The Serpent in the Wilderness An Obscure Tale, The Spleen, Mark Twain A Portrait, Lincoln The Man, and Illinois Poems In all, Masters published twelve plays, twenty one books of poetry, six novels and six biographies, including those of Abraham Lincoln, Mark Twain, Vachel Lindsay, and Walt Whitman.

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  1. During most of my reading of this 1936 autobiography, I forgot all about why I d sought it out in the first place which was because I d wanted to find out everything I could about the making of Edgar Lee Masters brilliant and deathless work of free verse, Spoon River Anthology But instead I became totally absorbed in the author s powerful, short evocations of all the people and happenings of his own life Hardly ever has a work of nonfiction drawn me from sentence to sentence so compellingly as A [...]


  2. This book is a lovely look at living in times bygone Masters describes, for example, his grandparent s house in detail and explains why it meant so much to him It makes history come alive in a way that textbooks do not I really enjoy reading about these details.However, there is also no denying that Masters is a giant egoist He wrote about his sister that she could have been a great help to him, but instead she was a great hindrance all his life He seems to think she should have devoted her life [...]


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