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Masters, Edgar Lee 1868-1950

Works: 758 works in 2,471 publications in 20 languages and 50,673 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  History  Drama  Autobiographies  Fiction  Autobiographical fiction  Novels  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Narrator, Contributor, Bibliographic antecedent, Signer, Creator, Lyricist, Other, Author of introduction, Librettist, Inscriber, Composer, Performer
Classifications: PS3525.A83, 811.52
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Edgar Lee Masters
Spoon River anthology by Edgar Lee Masters( Book )

670 editions published between 1066 and 2020 in 21 languages and held by 11,377 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( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2,348 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 )

54 editions published between 1924 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,754 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 )

21 editions published between 1935 and 1969 in English and held by 961 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

25 editions published between 1938 and 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Sangamon by Edgar Lee Masters( Book )

12 editions published between 1942 and 1988 in English and held by 869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toward the gulf by Edgar Lee Masters( )

25 editions published between 1918 and 2019 in English and held by 820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It would have been fitting had I dedicated Spoon River Anthology to you. Considerations of an intimate nature not to mention a literary encouragement which was before yours crowded you from the page
Whitman by Edgar Lee Masters( Book )

22 editions published between 1937 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Children of the market place by Edgar Lee Masters( Book )

24 editions published between 1922 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

35 editions published between 1920 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spoon River anthology by Edgar Lee Masters( Recording )

47 editions published between 1957 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 702 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 hear these dramatic monologues, we understand a little more about what it is to be human
Lincoln, the man by Edgar Lee Masters( Book )

20 editions published between 1931 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work is a complete biography of Abraham Lincoln
Mitch Miller by Edgar Lee Masters( Book )

34 editions published between 1920 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

27 editions published between 1919 and 2014 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."
The great valley by Edgar Lee Masters( Book )

20 editions published between 1916 and 2011 in English and held by 638 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 )

20 editions published between 1916 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The open sea by Edgar Lee Masters( Book )

15 editions published between 1921 and 2016 in English and held by 492 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 )

11 editions published between 1926 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 456 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 )

9 editions published between 1917 and 1920 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amy Lowell wrote this analytical book in the heat of the Imagist movement
Skeeters Kirby : a novel by Edgar Lee Masters( Book )

9 editions published in 1923 in English and Undetermined and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiographical novel covering Skeeters' studies and law practice, love affairs, and a marriage that ends in divorce
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