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One passed in a fever, One was burned in a mine, One was killed spoin a brawl, One died in a jail, One fell from a bridge toiling for children and wife— All, all are sleeping, sleeping, sleeping on the hill.

Spoon River Anthology was a critical and commercial success.

Sono morti, spogliati dal corpo che parlano come voci che provengono da un altro luogo. Louis una serie di epitaffi successivamente raccolti nell’ Antologia di Spoon River. Sono epitaffi sulla vita e la morte che fanno male al cuore, struggenti, ma sublimi. We get more than one perspective on different characters or events that come up as the individuals speak. In versi, infatti, vengono narrate le sorti degli abitanti di Spoon River, immaginario paese americano traversato dal fiume Spoon.

University of the Ozarks. Some of these stories are particularly heart-wrenching, as in the paired poems “Elsa Wertman” leee “Hamilton Greene”, or biting, as with “Mrs. L’ombra della morte, per ridare alla vita le sue dimensioni. There is a slice of small town community in each, and Masters presents these snapshots in a hauntingly, poignant way. To ask other readers questions about Spoon River Anthologyplease sign up. Siamo in Italia, negli anni del fascismo.

Questo e’ l’amaro della vita: View all 11 comments.

Antologia di Spoon River

I highly recommend people get a volume with the footnotes. This is a book-length work that was written in sections that appeared serially before being collected into a single volume. Tanti altri uomini hanno vissuto e vivranno la stessa storia, per diventare erba sui colli. Ogni poesia edgae la vita di un personaggio, ci sono 19 storie che coinvolgono un totale di personaggi che coprono praticamente tutte le categorie e i mestieri umani.

The collection includes separate characters, all providing accounts of their lives, losses, and manner of death. He gets to the roots of a place, using the actual Spoon River as a sometimes even still living model for his characters, but in doing so creates a mirror of the soul of all such places. There is an elusive beauty and depth to it that a second reading will open up.


Masters si proponeva di descrivere la vita umana raccontando le vicende di un microcosmo, il paesino di Spoon River. Un aspetto fondamentale dell’Antologia di Amtologia River edgaar i legami tra i vari personaggi. I also think any serious student of poetry should read do as an example of a big project.

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Durante il ventennio fascista la letteratura americana era ovviamente osteggiata dal regime, in particolare se esprimeva idee libertarie come nel caso di Edgar Lee Masters. After growing up and leaving Lewistown for Chicago, Masters met and befriended William Marion Reedythe owner, publisher and editor of the St.

Not all outlooks from Spoon River are so dark in tone; there a few, like Lucinda Matlock, that look at their life at Spoon River with no regrets: Salvo che l’uomo ha il cervello di un angelo e vede la scure fin dal primo momento! I would definitely recommend this book as a whole and advise reading it is as few sittings as possible; Masters’ brilliance is not so much in the poems themselves as in they way they interact.

Unconventional in both style and content, it shattered the myths of small town American life. Husbands and wives relate different perspectives of the same events, lovers and soldiers tell of their history, and each is a distinct, poetic voice. The individual voices of Spoon River are quite diverse, as you might imagine.

Growing up, I remember this book as having a distinct and memorable personality, what with all the glasses, scars, fangs and arrows through heads adorning the authors of the classics.

Though the lack of representation is still a disappointment, it’s worth acknowledging that he did give women a voice and laid bare some injustices toward them and community attitudes toward stereotypes represented that were unjust. Each plaque had a portrait of the child next to it, painted onto porcelain, like photo transfer paper onto cloth, before transfer paper. It extols the simple joys of life, and finds satisfaction enough in that. He told me many stories of the small town and observed that the novel and soap, Peyton Place, were based on a town like ours in New Hampshire.


I think it’s important to remember that Masters was a lawyer by profession, a person who had heard people’s testimonies about incidents and different people and had seen how judges and juries dealt with them.

Reading Spoon River Anthology is like revisiting those musty old papers, and the anger, resignation, joy, sadness, and all the other emotions that roil in a small town, past and present, are beautifully conveyed by Masters’ easy-to-process verse. Retrieved 31 May View all 4 comments. I intend to give a copy to my brother, who is a lawyer and would appreciate the many perspectives that turn up in the book.

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Sometimes I talked with animals– even toads and snakes– Anything that had an eye to look into. Some poems go together, some stand alone, but they form the elaborate portrait of a community.

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Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters

This is a book of free-form poems that serves as a narrative, each poem told from the point of view of a resident of Spoon River who has died and who is telling their story after the fact, their own epitaph. Many of the characters who make appearances in Spoon River Anthology were based on real people that Masters knew or heard of in the two towns in which he grew up, Petersburg and Lewistown, Illinois.

Sia Masters che Fabrizio sono due grandi poeti, tutti e due pacifisti, tutti e due anarchici libertari, tutti e due evocatori di quelli che sono stati i nostri sogni. University of Texas Press.

View all 7 comments. Sono tanti, troppi, i componimenti che mi hanno lasciato qualcosa, i personaggi femminili specialmente.

Le nove poesie scelte toccano fondamentalmente due grandi temi: