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Masters, Edgar Lee 1868-1950

Overview
Works: 622 works in 2,117 publications in 19 languages and 49,925 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  History  Drama  Biographies  Autobiographies  Fiction  Novels  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Signer, Creator, Other, Lyricist, Inscriber, Author of introduction, Librettist, Bibliographic antecedent, Performer
Classifications: PS3525.A83, 811.52
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Most widely held works by Edgar Lee Masters
Spoon River anthology by Edgar Lee Masters( Book )

599 editions published between 1914 and 2018 in 20 languages and held by 10,059 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A series of character sketches which reveal the life of a village community in the Middle West. They are in the form of epitaphs in a kind of 'free verse'
American poetry : the twentieth century( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2,346 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 )

50 editions published between 1924 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,761 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
Spoon River anthology by Edgar Lee Masters( Book )

11 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 1,185 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
Vachel Lindsay : a poet in America by Edgar Lee Masters( Book )

22 editions published between 1926 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Sangamon by Edgar Lee Masters( Book )

14 editions published between 1942 and 1988 in English and held by 899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mark Twain; a portrait by Edgar Lee Masters( Book )

23 editions published between 1938 and 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whitman by Edgar Lee Masters( Book )

22 editions published between 1937 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toward the gulf by Edgar Lee Masters( Book )

19 editions published between 1918 and 2012 in English and held by 759 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
Spoon River anthology by Edgar Lee Masters( Recording )

41 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From a cemetery in a fictional mid-American town, the dead speak their truth. Some speak of hardship and sordidness; others, of their simple, honest, happy lives. Whether elderly or youthful, mortality has claimed them all
Domesday book by Edgar Lee Masters( Book )

27 editions published between 1920 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lincoln, the man by Edgar Lee Masters( Book )

20 editions published between 1931 and 1997 in English and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work is a complete biography of Abraham Lincoln
Children of the market place by Edgar Lee Masters( Book )

19 editions published between 1922 and 2013 in English and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fictitious autobiography of an Englishman who comes to Chicago in 1833 and takes part in town politics
Starved rock by Edgar Lee Masters( Book )

20 editions published between 1919 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 664 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."
Mitch Miller by Edgar Lee Masters( Book )

29 editions published between 1920 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two boys try to emulate the adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn, in their own Illinois town
The great valley by Edgar Lee Masters( Book )

20 editions published between 1916 and 2011 in English and held by 632 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
Songs and satires by Edgar Lee Masters( Book )

15 editions published between 1916 and 2011 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The open sea by Edgar Lee Masters( Book )

13 editions published between 1921 and 2016 in English and held by 504 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."
Lee : a dramatic poem by Edgar Lee Masters( Book )

8 editions published between 1926 and 1995 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The scene is the lawn around the uncompleted Washington monument in the city of Washington. It is in the early morning of April 17th 1861. The air is balmy, the skies fresh and blue through which white clouds are moving amid the glory of the vernal sunlight. Ormund and Arimanius, figures neither old nor young, neither ancient nor modern, but distinguished by something that makes them eternal types, are walking about the monument in earnest talk. They might be Americans of less familiar appearance, or old world characters, but not too alien. The spring wind blows their voices at first before their words become intelligible; and it is evident that they have been in conversation for some time. What is heard at first may be out of the midst of their dialogue, or at the end of it; but it seems to convey the substance of all that they have discussed with each other. -- Prologue
Tendencies in modern American poetry by Amy Lowell( Book )

8 editions published between 1917 and 1919 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amy Lowell wrote this analytical book in the heat of the Imagist movement
 
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American poetry : the twentieth centurySpoon River anthologyThe SangamonToward the gulfSpoon River anthologyDomesday bookSongs and satires
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Edgar Lee Masters

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Edgar Li Masters

Ford, Webster

Ford, Webster 1868-1950

Lee Masters, Edgar

Masters, E. L. 1868-1950

Masters, E. L. (Edgar Lee), 1868-1950

Masters, Edgar L.

Masters, Edgar L. 1868-1950

Masters Edgar Lee

Masters, Edgar Lee 1869-1950

Έντγκαρ Λη Μάστερς Αμερικανός ποιητής, θεατρικός συγγραφέας και βιογράφος

Едгар Лий Мастърс

Мастерс, Эдгар Ли

Эдгар Ли Мастерс

إدجار لي ماسترز

إدجار لي ماسترز كاتب أمريكي

ادقار لی مسترز

ادگار لی مسترز شاعر آمریکایی

エドガー・リー・マスターズ

マスターズ

マスターズ, エドガー・リー

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