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Spoon River Anthology

by Edgar Lee Masters

"Spoon River Anthology" is a collection of free verse epitaphs written by Edgar Lee Masters, published in 1915. The book is a collection of short, free-verse poems that are spoken by the dead residents of the fictional Spoon River. The poems give voice to the deceased inhabitants of the town, speaking in their own words about their lives and deaths, loves and losses, and regrets and triumphs. The book provides a window into the lives of the small-town American Midwest at the turn of the 20th century and the many different people that call it home, from farmers and merchants to politicians and poets. The book is considered a classic of American poetry and a valuable insight into the lives of the people of the time, and it continues to be widely read and studied today.ems, novels and biographies, none became so popular or well-known as the Spoon River Anthology.

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Edgar Lee Masters was an American attorney, poet, biographer, and dramatist. He is the author of Spoon River Anthology, The New Star Chamber and Other Essays, Songs and Satires, The Great Valley, The...

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