The Torrent and the Night Before

The Torrent and the Night Before

by Edwin Arlington Robinson
     
 

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Self-published by Edwin Arlington Robinson in 1896, while he was still an unknown poet, The Torrent and The Night Before was a brave precursor to the brilliant new imaginings of 20th-century poetry. Robinson (1869-1935) kept writing and went on to win three Pulitzers, but a few of his best-known poems such as "Luke Havergal," "The House on the Hill," and "John…  See more details below

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Self-published by Edwin Arlington Robinson in 1896, while he was still an unknown poet, The Torrent and The Night Before was a brave precursor to the brilliant new imaginings of 20th-century poetry. Robinson (1869-1935) kept writing and went on to win three Pulitzers, but a few of his best-known poems such as "Luke Havergal," "The House on the Hill," and "John Evereldown" are in this first book. A contemporary of Robert Frost and Thomas Hardy, Robinson held to traditional forms but explored new subjects in poetry, throwing off the musty, archaic cloak of most 19th-century verse.

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This facsimile edition of Robinson's 1896 self-published first work is being reprinted to celebrate its centennial. It contains many of his famous works and themes that appeared throughout his poetry. A dandy little edition for all public and academic collections.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780884481836
Publisher:
Tilbury House Publishers
Publication date:
09/01/1996
Edition description:
Facsimile
Pages:
56
Product dimensions:
4.60(w) x 7.14(h) x 0.43(d)

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