This 1921 collection of Robinson’s poetry garnered him his first of three Pulitzer Prizes. The volume contains 166 selections in both long and short verse forms. Themes such as thwarted desires, bad luck, and personal struggles figure prominently here as in Robinson’s other work. Among the selections are two of Robinson’s best known poems, “Richard Cory,” and “Miniver Cheevy.”
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About the Author
Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869-1935) was an important American poet. In addition to verse collections like The Children of the Night (1897) and The Man Against the Sky (1916), he wrote long narrative poems, among the best known of which are Merlin (1917), Lancelot (1920), and The Man Who Died Twice (1924). He won three Pulitzer Prizes during his career.