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Edgar Lee Masters Biography

Edgar Lee Masters Biography

What did contemporary scholars think of Edgar Lee Masters (1868-1950) during his lifetime? Here’s an interesting biography and analysis published in 1918, written by popular Yale professor William Lyon Phelps. Edgar Lee Masters was...

Spoon River Anthology Excerpts

Spoon River Anthology Excerpts

Meet the villagers of Spoon River in The Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters, a collection of intertwined autobiographical epitaphs in poetry.

Seth Compton by Edgar Lee Masters from Spoon River Anthology

Seth Compton by Edgar Lee Masters from Spoon River Anthology

Seth Compton by Edgar Lee Masters from Spoon River Anthology (New York: Macmillan Co, 1916) WHEN I died, the circulating library Which I built up for Spoon River, And managed for the good of...

Mrs Kessler by Edgar Lee Masters from Spoon River Anthology

Mrs Kessler by Edgar Lee Masters from Spoon River Anthology

Mrs. Kessler by Edgar Lee Masters from Spoon River Anthology (New York: Macmillan Co, 1916) MR. KESSLER, you know, was in the army, And he drew six dollars a month as a pension, And...

The Circuit Judge by Edgar Lee Masters from Spoon River Anthology

The Circuit Judge by Edgar Lee Masters from Spoon River Anthology

The Circuit Judge by Edgar Lee Masters from Spoon River Anthology (New York: Macmillan Co, 1916) TAKE note, passers-by, of the sharp erosions Eaten in my head-stone by the wind and rain— Almost as...

Lucinda Matlock by Edgar Lee Masters from Spoon River Anthology

Lucinda Matlock by Edgar Lee Masters from Spoon River Anthology

Lucinda Matlock by Edgar Lee Masters from Spoon River Anthology (New York: Macmillan Co, 1916) I WENT to the dances at Chandlerville, And played snap-out at Winchester. One time we changed partners, Driving home...