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Selected Poems
     

Selected Poems

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by Edwin Arlington Robinson, Robert Faggen (Introduction), Joseph Brodsky (Foreword by)
 

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A best seller in his lifetime though neglected in recent years, Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869-1935) is due to be restored to his rightful place in literary history as one of the first great American Modernist poets. His poetry was revolutionary, though it looked deceptively conventional because it was written in metre and rhyme. He cast aside the stiff archaism and

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A best seller in his lifetime though neglected in recent years, Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869-1935) is due to be restored to his rightful place in literary history as one of the first great American Modernist poets. His poetry was revolutionary, though it looked deceptively conventional because it was written in metre and rhyme. He cast aside the stiff archaism and prettiness favoured by his contemporaries, instead employing everyday language with dramatic power, wit, and sensitivity. His lyric poems illuminate ordinary people, especially the downtrodden, the bereft, and the mistunderstood. In the process he created the gallery of character portraits for which he is most fondly remembered, among them Eben Flood, Aunt Imogen, Isaac and Archibald, Miniver Cheevy and Richard Cory.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140189889
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/28/1997
Series:
Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin Series
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
1,320,362
Product dimensions:
5.08(w) x 7.63(h) x 0.62(d)

Meet the Author

Edwin Arlington Robinson (December 22,1869 - April 6, 1935) was an American poet who won three Pulitzer Prizes for his work.

Robert Faggen teaches at Claremont McKenna College.

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Selected Poems 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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Richard Cory, Miniver Cheevy, Bewick Finzer, The Mill, Llewellyn and The Tree, Mr. Flood's Party, On The Night Of A Friend's Wedding, etc. These are dark and fascinating. The introduction is excellent. In the intro, E.A.R. is described: 'He lived a hermit's existance in a cosmopolitan world...' I love this collection.