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Spoon River Anthology: 100th Anniversary Edition - Masters, Edgar Lee, and Hollander, John, Professor (Introduction by), and Primeau, Ronald (Afterword by)
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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 he 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 their 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, as undeniably corrupt ...

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Spoon River Anthology: 100th Anniversary Edition 2007, Signet Book, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780451530585

Mass-market paperback