Summary: Edwin Arlington Robinson's finely crafted, formal rhythms mirror the tension the poet sees between life's immutable circumstances and humanity's often tragic attempts to exert control. At once dramatic and witty, his poems lay bare the loneliness and despair of life in genteel small towns, the tyranny of love, and unspoken, unnoticed suffering. The fictional characters he created in 'Reuben Bright', 'Miniver Cheery', and 'Richard Cory' and the historical figures he b
rought to life - Lincoln in 'The Master' and the great painter in 'Rembrandt to Rembrandt' - harbour demons and passions the world treats with indifference or cruelty. With an introduction that sheds light on Robinson's influence on poets from Eliot and Pound to Frost and Berryman, this collection brings an unjustly neglected poet to a new generation of readers.
Summary: Edwin Arlington Robinson's finely crafted, formal rhythms mirror the tension the poet sees between life's immutable circumstances and humanity's often tragic attempts to exert control. At once dramatic and witty, his poems lay bare the loneliness and despair of life in genteel small towns, the tyranny of love, and unspoken, unnoticed suffering. The fictional characters he created in 'Reuben Bright', 'Miniver Cheery', and 'Richard Cory' and the historical figures he brought to life - Lincoln in 'The Master' and the great painter in 'Rembrandt to Rembrandt' - harbour demons and passions the world treats with indifference or cruelty. With an introduction that sheds light on Robinson's influence on poets from Eliot and Pound to Frost and Berryman, this collection brings an unjustly neglected poet to a new generation of readers. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:97 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Penguin Books, Inc. Year Published: 1997 International: No
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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 Cavalry Dear Friends The Story of the Ashes and the Flame Amaryllis Zola The Pity of the Leaves Aaron Stark The Garden Cliff Klingenhagen Reuben Bright The Altar The Tavern George Crabbe Credo On the Night of a Friend's Wedding Sonnet Isaac and Archibald Aunt Imogen The Growth of "Lorraine" Erasmus The Woman and the Wife Merlin The Master Calverly's Uncle Ananias The Whip The White Lights Exit Leonora Doctor of Billiards How Annandale Went Out Alma Mater Miniver Cheevy The Pilot Vickery's Mountain For a Dead Lady Two Gardens in Linndale Flammonde The Gift of God John Gorham Stafford's Cabin Hillcrest Eros Turannos The Unforgiven Veteran Sirens Another Dark Lady The Dark House The Poor Relation Llewellyn and the Tree Bewick Finzer Bokardo The Wandering Jew The Mill The Dark Hills The Three Taverns Demos The Flying Dutchman Tact John Brown The False Gods Archibald's Example Lazarus Mr. Flood's Party Ben Trovato The Tree in Pamela's Garden Vain Gratuities Lost Anchors Recalled Modernities Afterthoughts Caput Mortuum Monadnock Through the Trees Many Are Called Rembrandt to Rembrandt Haunted House The Sheaves Karma New England Hector Kane
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