Edgar Lee Masters

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Masters, Edgar Lee


Born Aug. 23, 1869, in Garnett, Kan.; died Mar. 5, 1950, in Philadelphia, Pa. American writer.

Until 1920, Masters worked as a lawyer. He gained fame for his Spoon River Anthology (1915), a collection of epitaphs that describes the manners and monotonous existence of a small provincial town. He was the author of novels and of fictionalized biographies of A. Lincoln (1931) and W. Whitman (1937) that are not free from exaggerated sensationalism.


Mitch Miller. London, 1920.
The New Spoon River. New York, 1924.
Mark Twain. New York, 1938.
The Sangamon. New York, 1942.
In Russian translation:
Slyshu, poet Amerika. Moscow, 1960.


Popov, I. “Sem Dzhinks na sverkhsrochnoi.” Znamia, 1970, no. 7.
Bruks, V. V. Pisatel’ iamerikanskaia zhizn’ vol. 2. Moscow, 1971. Pages 115-18.
Derleth, A. Three Literary Men. New York-Copenhagen, 1963.
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With bullying, hatred, degradation among us, And days of loathing and nights of fear" -- Edgar Lee Masters (1868-1950), American poet Harry Wilmans
Hernan sabia nombrar la naturaleza (plantas, animales, alimentos) y, si bien sus relatos eran herederos del costumbrismo, estaban dotados de un estilo agil y moderno aprendido en escritores estadounidenses como William Faulkner, Sherwood, Anderson y Edgar Lee Masters.
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Because its inception coincided with the Midwestern cultural ferment later known as the Chicago literary renaissance , it is often thought of particularly as the vehicle for the raw, original, local-color poetry of Carl Sandburg, Edgar Lee Masters, Vachel Lindsay, and Sherwood Anderson, but it also championed new formalistic movements in verse.
She is credited with having discovered for the magazine Carl Sandburg and Edgar Lee Masters.
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El abogado Edgar Lee Masters nacio en 1869 y se crio en Dewiston, una pequena ciudad de Illinois que seria el modelo del pueblo en donde transcurre su poema narrativo.
Trombly, Vachel Lindsay, Adventurer (1929), and <IR> EDGAR LEE MASTERS </IR> , Vachel Lindsay: A Poet in America (1935).
However, it continued to attract notable names: George Sterling, Joaquin Miller, Josiah Royce, Frank Norris, Robinson Jeffes, Edgar Lee Masters, and Jack London.