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Selected Poems by Edwin Arlington Robinson

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.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780140189889
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/28/1997
Series: Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin Series
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 788,482
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.60(d)

About 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.

Table of Contents

Edited with an Introduction by Robert Faggen

Introduction by Robert Faggen
Suggestions for Further Reading
A Note on the Texts

John Evereldown
Luke Havergal
Villanelle of Change
The House on the Hill
Richard Cory
Dear Friends
The Story of the Ashes and the Flame
The Pity of the Leaves
Aaron Stark
The Garden
Cliff Klingenhagen
Reuben Bright
The Altar
The Tavern
George Crabbe
On the Night of a Friend's Wedding
Isaac and Archibald
Aunt Imogen
The Growth of "Lorraine"
The Woman and the Wife
The Master
Uncle Ananias
The Whip
The White Lights
Doctor of Billiards
How Annandale Went Out
Alma Mater
Miniver Cheevy
The Pilot
Vickery's Mountain
For a Dead Lady
Two Gardens in Linndale
The Gift of God
John Gorham
Stafford's Cabin
Eros Turannos
The Unforgiven
Veteran Sirens
Another Dark Lady
The Dark House
The Poor Relation
Llewellyn and the Tree
Bewick Finzer
The Wandering Jew
The Mill
The Dark Hills
The Three Taverns
The Flying Dutchman
John Brown
The False Gods
Archibald's Example
Mr. Flood's Party
Ben Trovato
The Tree in Pamela's Garden
Vain Gratuities
Lost Anchors
Caput Mortuum
Monadnock Through the Trees
Many Are Called
Rembrandt to Rembrandt
Haunted House
The Sheaves
New England
Hector Kane

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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.