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Edgar Lee Masters
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Across Spoon River: An Autobiography
(Edgar Lee Masters)
First published in 1936, this autobiography is the best source of information about Masters's opposition to imperialism. Masters discusses how he addressed imperialism both in his writings and through practical politics, writing tracts about the unconstitutionality of imperialism and by supporting William Jennings Bryan during the presidential campaign of 1900. He discusses the impact his opposition to imperialism had on his career and relates later events, including U.S. entry into World World I, to the change in foreign policy at the turn of the century.

Edgar Lee Masters: A Biographical Sketchbook About a Famous American Author
(Hardin Wallace Masters )

Edgar Lee Masters: A Biography
(Herbert K. Russell)
This is the first book-length biography of Edgar Lee Masters and is based on previously unavailable diaries, correspondence, and unpublished chapters of Masters's autobiography.

Edgar Lee Masters: The Spoon River Poet and His Critics
(John Theodore Flanagan )

Last Stands: Notes from Memory
(Hilary Masters)
A family memoir that includes in its cast of four characters the author's father, Edgar Lee Masters, the poet of Spoon River Anthology.

Spoon River Anthology
(Edgar Lee Masters)
With the publication of Spoon River Anthology Masters exploded the powerful myth that small-town America was a social utopia. Here for the first time was a community that people recognized in its wholeness and complexity. Comprised of distinctly modern poems that collectively read as a novel, Spoon River Anthology is the story of a quiet midwestern town whose truths and contradictions are celebrated by its dead.

Three Literary Men: A Memoir of Sinclair Lewis, Sherwood Anderson, Edgar Lee Masters
(August William Derleth)


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