Spoon River Anthology

Spoon River Anthology

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 18mm | 222.26g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0143105159
  • 9780143105152
  • 238,422

About Edgar Lee Masters

Edgar Lee Masters (1868-1950) was an American poet, biographer and dramatist.
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Table of contents

Spoon River AnthologyIntroduction by Jerome Loving
Suggestions for Further Reading
A Note on the Text
Spoon River Anthology
Explanatory Notes
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