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Masters, Edgar Lee 1868-1950

Overview
Works: 573 works in 1,791 publications in 19 languages and 48,718 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  Biography  Historical poetry  History  Fiction  Drama  Interviews  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Signer, Creator, Other, Lyricist, Bibliographic antecedent, Inscriber, Librettist, Author of introduction, Performer
Classifications: PS3525.A83, 811.52
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Spoon River anthology by Edgar Lee Masters( Book )
481 editions published between 1914 and 2014 in 20 languages and held by 10,595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
American poetry : the twentieth century by Randall Stewart( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2,384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contains over 1500 poems by more than 200 well-known American poets, including Langston Hughes, T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Robert Frost, and Wallace Stevens
The new Spoon River by Edgar Lee Masters( Book )
45 editions published between 1924 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in the 1920's this collection of poems--"322 microbiographies"--Provides a description of the spiritual and physical disintegration of a small American town as it is caught up in a clash of conflicting values
Vachel Lindsay, a poet in America by Edgar Lee Masters( Book )
19 editions published between 1935 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Sangamon by Edgar Lee Masters( Book )
12 editions published between 1942 and 1988 in English and held by 955 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mark Twain; a portrait by Edgar Lee Masters( Book )
18 editions published between 1938 and 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Whitman by Edgar Lee Masters( Book )
16 editions published between 1937 and 1968 in English and held by 805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Spoon River anthology by Edgar Lee Masters( Recording )
25 editions published between 1957 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 here these dramatic monologues, we understand a little more about what it is to be human
Lincoln, the man by Edgar Lee Masters( Book )
17 editions published between 1931 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Domesday book by Edgar Lee Masters( Book )
28 editions published between 1920 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Starved rock by Edgar Lee Masters( Book )
16 editions published between 1919 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This 1919 collection of more than 40 poems includes Creation," Tyrannosaurus: or Burning Letters," Lord Byron to Doctor Polidori," A Woman of Forty," William Shakespeare," By the Waters of Babylon," The Christian Statesman," Winged Victory," Oh You Sabbatarians!", Pallas Athene," Chicago," and Inexorable Deities."
The great valley by Edgar Lee Masters( Book )
15 editions published between 1916 and 2011 in English and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This 1916 gathering of verse follows Masters's landmark volume, Spoon River Anthology . Poems include Fort Dearborn," Captain John Whistler," Lincoln and Douglas Debates," The Typical American?", Come, Republic," Achilles Deatheridge," To a Spirochaeta," My Dog Ponto," The Gospel of Mark, Theodore Dreiser," Monsieur D to the Psychoanalyst," and many others
Mitch Miller by Edgar Lee Masters( Book )
23 editions published between 1920 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Named after the author's best friend from childhood, Masters's first (1920) novel is a charming tale of two boys growing up in the Mississippi River Valley in 1900. Mitch sets out to relive Tom Sawyer in what one critic called the best boy's story of the generation
Toward the gulf by Edgar Lee Masters( Book )
16 editions published between 1918 and 2011 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This 1918 verse collection includes the author's epitaph, "To-morrow is my birthday," as well as "Cities of the plain," "Excluded middle," "Samuel Butler, et al," "Johnny Appleseed," 'Victor Rafolski on art," "Delilah," "Bertrand and Gourgaud talk over old times," "Draw the sword, O republic," "Neanderthal," and many others
Songs and satires by Edgar Lee Masters( Book )
14 editions published between 1916 and 2011 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The open sea by Edgar Lee Masters( Book )
12 editions published between 1921 and 2011 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The poems in this evocative collection are written in the same vein as Masters's tour de force, Spoon River Anthology. In free verse, Masters gives voice to a gathering of historical figures and fictitious characters who tell their stories both the poignant and the sordid from places as diverse as ancient Rome, Babylon, and the American Midwest. Among the selections are Adelaide and John Wilkes Booth," and Invocation to the Gods."
Children of the market place by Edgar Lee Masters( Book )
16 editions published between 1922 and 2005 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fictitious autobiography of an Englishman who comes to Chicago in 1833 and takes part in town politics
Lee; a dramatic poem by Edgar Lee Masters( Book )
7 editions published between 1926 and 1995 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tendencies in modern American poetry by Amy Lowell( Book )
6 editions published between 1917 and 1919 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is a 1917 study of New Poetry a movement created by the welding together of the whole country which the war has brought about." Included are chapters on Edwin Arlington Robinson, Robert Frost, Edgar Lee Masters and Carl Sandburg, as well as the Imagist poets H. D. and John Gould Fletcher, accompanied by selections of their poems and close critical analyses by Lowell
The living thoughts of Emerson by Ralph Waldo Emerson( Book )
15 editions published between 1940 and 1947 in English and German and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Ford Webster
Ford, Webster 1868-1950
Ford, Webster 1869-1950
Lee Masters, Edgar
Masters, E. L. 1868-1950
Masters, E. L. (Edgar Lee), 1868-1950
Masters, Edgar L. 1868-1950
Masters, Edgar Lee
Masters, Edgar Lee 1868-1950
Masters, Edgar Lee 1869-1950
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マスターズ, エドガー リー
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