Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters

"Spoon River Anthology" is a collection of short free-form poems that tell the epitaphs of the residents of a fictional small town, Spoon River, which is modeled after the small towns of the author's youth. The poems reveal the honest, often harsh realities of life, as each deceased citizen tells their own tale of love, despair, success, failure, and the human condition. The book is a commentary on the hypocrisy, moral corruption, and societal constraints of early 20th century rural America.

The 1657th greatest book of all time


Published
1915
Nationality
American
Type
Fiction
Pages
Unknown
Words
35,000
Original Language
English

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