Edgar Lee Masters





Edgar Lee Masters


Born
in Garnett, KS, The United States
August 23, 1868

Died
March 05, 1950

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Edgar Lee Masters (Garnett, Kansas, August 23, 1868 - Melrose Park, Pennsylvania, March 5, 1950) was an American 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 Serpent in the Wilderness An Obscure Tale, The Spleen, Mark Twain: A Portrait, Lincoln: The Man, and Illinois Poems. In all, Masters published twelve plays, twenty-one books of poetry, six novels and six biographies, including those of Abraham Lincoln, Mark Twain, Vachel Lindsay, and Walt Whitman.

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Spoon River Anthology

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Il nuovo Spoon River: Testo...

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Antologia di Spoon River - ...

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Edgar Lee Masters, Antholog...

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Across Spoon River

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Spoon River Song Album

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Poems;

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Lincoln: The Man

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Along The Illinois

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Domesday Book

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More books by Edgar Lee Masters…
“To this generation I would say:
Memorize some bit of verse of truth or beauty.”
Edgar Lee Masters, Spoon River Anthology

“To put meaning in one's life may end in madness,
But life without meaning is the torture
Of restlessness and vague desire--
It is a boat longing for the sea and yet afraid.”
Edgar Lee Masters, Spoon River Anthology

“The tongue may be an unruly member--
But silence poisons the soul.”
Edgar Lee Masters, Spoon River Anthology

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