Página InicialGruposDiscussãoMaisZeitgeist
Pesquisar O Sítio Web
Este sítio web usa «cookies» para fornecer os seus serviços, para melhorar o desempenho, para analítica e (se não estiver autenticado) para publicidade. Ao usar o LibraryThing está a reconhecer que leu e compreende os nossos Termos de Serviço e Política de Privacidade. A sua utilização deste sítio e serviços está sujeita a essas políticas e termos.
Hide this

Resultados dos Livros Google

Carregue numa fotografia para ir para os Livros Google.

Spoon River Anthology (Signet Classics) por…
A carregar...

Spoon River Anthology (Signet Classics) (original 1915; edição 1992)

por Edgar Lee Masters (Autor)

MembrosCríticasPopularidadeAvaliação médiaMenções
3,055363,375 (4.05)91
The dead arise from their sleep in the cemetery of a small town to tell their individual stories about an entire community caught in a web of scandal, sin, and vice in the early twentieth century.
Membro:comedyofexistenz
Título:Spoon River Anthology (Signet Classics)
Autores:Edgar Lee Masters (Autor)
Informação:Signet Classics (1992), Edition: Reprint, 320 pages
Colecções:A sua biblioteca
Avaliação:
Etiquetas:Nenhum(a)

Pormenores da obra

Spoon River Anthology por Edgar Lee Masters (1915)

  1. 10
    Lincoln in the Bardo por George Saunders (benjclark)
    benjclark: A collection of fascinating, well-written tales that weave into a whole. Amazing!
  2. 10
    The Song of the Lark por Willa Cather (kxlly)
  3. 11
    Winesburg, Ohio por Sherwood Anderson (kxlly)
  4. 11
    Main Street por Sinclair Lewis (kxlly)
  5. 01
    Our Town por Thornton Wilder (kxlly)
A carregar...

Adira ao LibraryThing para descobrir se irá gostar deste livro.

Ainda não há conversas na Discussão sobre este livro.

» Ver também 91 menções

Inglês (26)  Italiano (6)  Dinamarquês (2)  Sueco (1)  Espanhol (1)  Todas as línguas (36)
Mostrando 1-5 de 36 (seguinte | mostrar todos)
The [b:Spoon River Anthology|10974854|Spoon River Anthology|Edgar Lee Masters|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1328325031l/10974854._SY75_.jpg|283960] is yet another of those books I last read in High School which came back up when I decided to branch out and read some more poetry. In this case, it was actually a whole production where each person in the class would memorize a different poem and then we made a platform in the woods, dressed up, and recited them. Pretty cool actually.

Mine:


Perry Zoll
MY thanks, friends of the County Scientific Association,
For this modest boulder,
And its little tablet of bronze.
Twice I tried to join your honored body,
And was rejected,
And when my little brochure
On the intelligence of plants
Began to attract attention
You almost voted me in.
After that I grew beyond the need of you
And your recognition.
Yet I do not reject your memorial stone,
Seeing that I should, in so doing,
Deprive you of honor to yourselves.


The actual poems are hit or miss. Some are every bit as creepy as expected from a book chock full of epitaphs for an entire town. Some are amusing, particularly when you get several points of view of the same event in a row. Some are haunting and sad. Some are ... really just hit or miss.

My particular favorites (you can read them all online, one source):

* Amanda Barker - a town that sees love, a death born of hatred
* Judge Somers - fancy pants language don't matter much when you're dead
* Trainor, the Druggist - life in terms of chemistry analogies
* Knowlt Hoheimer - a soldier, wondering what it really means to be a patriot
* Lydia Puckett - related to Hoheimer, behind every soldier is a woman
* Frank Drummer - cannot find his words, so tried to memorize the Encyclopedia
* Margaret Fuller Slack - raised a family instead of a novel, "sex is the curse of life"
* Deacon Taylor - a church going man who died of cirrhosis of the liver
* Cooney Potter - worked hard in life and died before he could enjoy it
* George Gray - afraid to take a chance on life
* Franklin Jones - if only I had another year
* Albert Schirding - outdone by his children
* Elsa Wertman - gave up a child out of wedlock who never known, but she was proud
* Roger Heston - contemplate free will and cows, get gored to death
* Mrs. Sibley - SCIENCE!
* Walter Simmons - pushed by parents, but never quite lived up to their dreams
* Edmund Pollard - bizarre imagery
* Abel Melveny - a hopeful maker of the time, bought all the machines and never used them
* Ida Frickey - a penniless girl who dreams of the more she should have had
* Seth Compton - built a library lost without him
* Richard Bone - wrote epitaphs for others, so he knew what they really meant
* Dillard Sissman - dies in the desert, beautiful imagery
* Shack Dye - everyone thought him stupid, but he saw the truth
* Perry Zoll - a scientist rejected until he grew to reject them
* Archibald Higbie - too good for Spoon River, but couldn't get it out of him
* Elmer Karr - murderer sent to prison and repented
* Anne Rutledge - allegedly Abraham Lincoln's first love
* Mabel Osborne - gave everything and died of it
* J. Milton Miles - the religious' bells all sound the same
* Willie Pennington - they called him simpleton, built a life of himself
* John Ballard - cursed God and cursed the stars, tried to change too late
* Alfonso Churchill - an astronomer, poetry of stars
* Le Roy Goldman - rejecting the God who let friends and family die


Yeah I know, it's like half of them. It would be interesting to see a graph of the relations between them all.

The late Mr. Jonathan Swift Somers, laureate of Spoon River planned The Spooniad as an epic in twenty-four books, but unfortunately did not live to complete even the first book. The fragment was found among his papers by William Marion Reedy and was for the first time published in Reedy's Mirror of December 18th, 1914.

He may not have finished the epic planned, but through Spoon River, he shall be remembered.


Immortality is not a gift,
Immortality is an achievement;
And only those who strive mightily
Shall possess it.


Worth reading. ( )
  jpv0 | Jul 21, 2021 |
This is a re-read of a classic I love, in anticipation of seeing it on stage. Masters' concept here is still unique and fresh and the short free-verse poems are easy to digest. Told from the graveyard in Spoon River, a small rural Illinois town, each character is essentially sharing his or her epitaph from the other side. How the characters interconnect and how the small town fosters lots of drama and hidden undercurrents of emotion is the truly interesting part. Favorites include: Richard Cory, Lucinda Matlock, Mrs. Merritt, Julia Miller, Chase Henry and many others. It's easy to dip in here and there and it doesn't need to be read cover-to-cover, but it is a worthwhile undertaking. ( )
  CarrieWuj | Oct 24, 2020 |
811.52 MAS
  ScarpaOderzo | Apr 26, 2020 |
Heard about this for the first time while reading Richard Price's Samaritan. It's a tremendous achievement. Witty and dour, morbid and feather-light. I will have to dip back into it again for all human life can be found within. ( )
  asxz | Mar 13, 2019 |
love it every time ( )
  armysquirrel | Jan 1, 2018 |
Mostrando 1-5 de 36 (seguinte | mostrar todos)
sem críticas | adicionar uma crítica

» Adicionar outros autores (100 possíveis)

Nome do autorPapelTipo de autorObra?Estado
Masters, Edgar Leeautor principaltodas as ediçõesconfirmado
Bjerke, AndréTradutorautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
Hollander, JohnIntroduçãoautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
Pivano , FernandaTradutorautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
Porta, AntonioTradutorautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
Tem de autenticar-se para poder editar dados do Conhecimento Comum.
Para mais ajuda veja a página de ajuda do Conhecimento Comum.
Título canónico
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
Título original
Títulos alternativos
Data da publicação original
Pessoas/Personagens
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
Locais importantes
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
Acontecimentos importantes
Filmes relacionados
Prémios e menções honrosas
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
Epígrafe
Dedicatória
Primeiras palavras
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
Where are Elmer, Herman, Bert, Tom and Charley,
The weak of will, the strong of arm, the clown, the boozer, the fighter?
Citações
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em italiano. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
E un giudice, un giudice con la faccia da uomo
mi spedì a sfogliare i tramonti in prigione
inutile al mondo ed alle mie dita
bollato per sempre truffatore imbroglione
dottor professor truffatore imbroglione.
Últimas palavras
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
Nota de desambiguação
Editores da Editora
Autores de citações elogiosas (normalmente na contracapa do livro)
Língua original
DDC/MDS canónico
Canonical LCC

Referências a esta obra em recursos externos.

Wikipédia em inglês

Nenhum(a)

The dead arise from their sleep in the cemetery of a small town to tell their individual stories about an entire community caught in a web of scandal, sin, and vice in the early twentieth century.

Não foram encontradas descrições de bibliotecas.

Descrição do livro
Resumo Haiku

Capas populares

Ligações Rápidas

Avaliação

Média: (4.05)
0.5
1 5
1.5
2 10
2.5 7
3 63
3.5 26
4 144
4.5 14
5 136

É você?

Torne-se num Autor LibraryThing.

 

Acerca | Contacto | LibraryThing.com | Privacidade/Termos | Ajuda/Perguntas Frequentes | Blogue | Loja | APIs | TinyCat | Bibliotecas Legadas | Primeiros Críticos | Conhecimento Comum | 162,412,832 livros! | Barra de topo: Sempre visível