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SossouKoffiBen2: There is no marriage in heaven But there is love Edgar Lee Masters

ukhistorybooks: Spoon River America: Edgar Lee Masters and the myth of the American small town (University of Illinois Press)

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Kulambq: "To this generation I would say: Memorize some bit of verse of truth or beauty. It may serve a turn in your life." ~ Edgar Lee Masters

tallerdeloido: A birth with gains and losses. The mind sees the world as a thing apart, And the soul makes the world at one with itself. A mirror scratched reflects no image— And this is the silence of wisdom. Edgar Lee Masters (1868–1950). Spoon River Anthology. 1916.

margiedeck: Best thing I read today— She took my strength by minutes, She took my life by hours, She drained me like a fevered moon That saps the spinning world. —from ‘Fletcher McGee’ By Edgar Lee Masters

CruzYayan: To love is to find your own soul, through the soul of the beloved one. Edgar Lee Masters SUN BELIEVE AIZYL

LiteraryRob: All, all are sleeping, sleeping, sleeping on the hill: On the publication of "Spoon River Anthology" by Edgar Lee Masters, May 29, 1914 --

jfoster58: Literary footnote: "*Reedy's Mirror* for May 29, 1914 published the first installment of a series by 'Webster Ford,' a pseudonym of Edgar Lee Masters. The series, later collected as a book, was known as *Spoon River Anthology*."

jfoster58: “Reckless of my mortality, Strengthen me to behold a face, To know the spirit of a beloved one Yet to endure, yet to dare!” ― Edgar Lee Masters

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CruzYayan: To love is to find your own soul, through the soul of the beloved one. Edgar Lee Masters SunBELIEVE WITH AIZYL

simmsahp: Edgar Lee Masters: David Matlock

MarkHenry777: Weaving the epitaphs of the residents of fictional small midwestern town into a chilling history of turn-of-the century America, this adaptation blends music and the spoken word. Based on excerpts from Edgar Lee Masters' Spoon Rive…

chicagopatch: "Spoon River America: Edgar Lee Masters and the Myth of the American Small Town" is a new book about the Chicago law partner turned writer.

KivPanther: For I could never make you see That no one knows what is good Who knows not what is evil; And no one knows what is true Who knows not what is false -Edgar Lee Masters

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InlibroV: "I have studied many times The marble which was chiseled for me - A boat with a furled sail at rest in a harbor. In truth it pictures not my destination But my life." ~ Edgar Lee Masters ; "George Gray"

johncutlefish: Fiddler Jones Edgar Lee Masters - 1868-1950 What a poem...

SNMaril: But her all time favorite was “Lucinda Matlock,” a poem by Edgar Lee Masters published in Spoon River Anthology.

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TheLastSisyphus: The earth keeps some vibration going There in your heart, and that is you. -Edgar Lee Masters (from “Fiddler Jones”)

ukhistorybooks: Spoon river America: Edgar Lee Masters and the myth of the American small town (University of Illinois Press)

jeramite: !In 1915, Edgar Lee Masters published a book of dramatic monologues written in free verse about a fictional town called Spoon River, based on the Midwestern towns where he grew up. The shocking scandals and secret tragedies of Spoon Ri

BehavioralSci: We are thrilled to announce the Spring Theatre Production of Spoon River adapted by Jason Pizzarello from The Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters. This virtual production will be streamable, free of charge, starting tomorrow, April 28 and run through Monday, May 3.

BurtonPixels: "Listen to me, ye who live in the senses And think through the senses only; Immortality is not a gift, Immortality is an achievement; And only those who strive mightily Shall possess it." ~ Edgar Lee Masters (1868-1950)

bill16radel: Read Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters; the best book of poetry I have ever read, even over 20 years ago. It is composed of monologues spoken by the dead in a midwestern cemetery in frank, realistic & sometimes ironic free verse including revealing personality insights.

CyberPlayGround: Edgar Lee Masters, Maxwell Bodenheim, Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur, Sherwood Anderson, Floyd Dell and many others. The club's fortunes declined as the Depression progressed, and in 1932 tax difficulties caused its demise.

darrellscott: This month's Backstories is the highly requested "Fiddler Jones" Poem by Edgar Lee Masters to song by Darrell Scott & Tim O'Brien. Check it out, only on Patreon.

NoahSabich: “To this generation I would say: Memorize some bit of verse of truth or beauty.” - Edgar Lee Masters, Spoon River Anthology

gasotheatre: Tonight’s the night! Edgar Lee Masters’ Spoon River Anthology premieres tonight April 21st, at 7:30pm. To stream visit

loyolahistdept: Congratulations to Jason Stacy (2006 PhD) on the publication of his new book, "Spoon River America: Edgar Lee Masters and the Myth of the American Small Town." Check it out here:

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levistahl: Elizabeth Hardwick on Carl Sandburg (and his “declamatory bardic career”) and Edgar Lee Masters.

gasotheatre: The countdown begins! Edgar Lee Masters’ Spoon River Anthology will be streaming in a week! Join us April 21st, and click the link below! Visit:

egtrejos: Ye young debaters over the doctrine Of the soul's immortality I who lie here was the village atheist, Talkative, contentious, versed in the arguments Of the infidels. - Edgar Lee Masters (1868-1950)

RosenaGloria: FREE BOOKS were lovely guests. They were friendly, clean and respectful of my apartment. I would welcome them back any time and highly recommend them as guests. Spoon River Anthology (Dover Thrift Editions) by Edgar Lee Masters.

SelmaWrites: Believe it or not, this is the shortest I could get it. This Day 8 prompt rocks. And it has a name-- “Return to Spoon River,” after Edgar Lee Masters’ eminently creepy 1915 book Spoon River Anthology (

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atticesoterica: Vintage First Day of Issue Postage Stamps, Herman Melville, Moby Dick, Ernie Pyle, World War II, Edgar Lee Masters, Spoon River Anthology

atticesoterica: Vintage First Day of Issue Postage Stamps, Herman Melville, Moby Dick, Ernie Pyle, World War II, Edgar Lee Masters, Spoon River Anthology

WhatYouToo: This is life’s sorrow: That one can be happy only where two are; And that our hearts are drawn to stars which want us not. ~ Edgar Lee Masters, "The Spoon River Anthology"

NWMOSTATE: Tune in tonight for Theatre Northwest’s film release of “A Memory of Spoon River: A Tribute to Edgar Lee Masters.” Tickets to access the film are $10. Click the link for more details:

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Krisasis12051: To love is to find your own soul, through the soul of the beloved one. Edgar Lee Masters LAFERstime sa KILIG

LoveRelations__: To love is to find your own soul, through the soul of the beloved one. Edgar Lee Masters

MarcoPalagi81: 5 of 5 stars to Antologia di Spoon River by Edgar Lee Masters

MarcoPalagi81: On page 171 of 297 of Antologia di Spoon River, by Edgar Lee Masters

taleofmikeyrich: “But if he could describe it all, he would be an artist. But if he were an artist, there would be deeper wounds which he could not describe.” — Edgar Lee Masters

WhatYouToo: This is life’s sorrow: That one can be happy only where two are; And that our hearts are drawn to stars which want us not. ~ Edgar Lee Masters, "The Spoon River Anthology"

MarcoPalagi81: On page 123 of 297 of Antologia di Spoon River, by Edgar Lee Masters

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liezl_deleste: Love QuotesTo love is to find your own soul, through the soul of the beloved one. Edgar Lee Masters OUR KUMUSTAR ELLA

100YearsAgoo: 18/3/21 Edgar Lee Masters, American author at Shepheard's, Egypt. He is seated and holding a cigar.

coyotesense: Edgar Lee Masters, 1915

atticesoterica: Vintage First Day of Issue Postage Stamps, Herman Melville, Moby Dick, Ernie Pyle, World War II, Edgar Lee Masters, Spoon River Anthology

douglascodes: The earth keeps some vibration going There in your heart, and that is you. And if the people find you can fiddle, Why, fiddle you must, for all your life. ~ Edgar Lee Masters "Fiddler Jones"

scapekid: started reading Edgar Lee Masters' bio on Lincoln hoping to find a different perspective of Lincoln, but what I've found so far is just...Jeffersonian inanity. heard there are controversial anecdotes in here so I'm hanging on for now but it's a pain for sure.

scapekid: ah, Edgar Lee Masters, upholding the sacred Liberal Tradition of believing all poor midwesterners to be dull imbreds!

MansfieldCTLib: On April 14th at 6:45 (on Zoom) our Book Discussion Group will be talking about Spoon River Anthology. Edgar Lee Masters' collection of short free verse poems that narrates the epitaphs of the residents of a fictional town. Order it for curbside pickup today.

Wanderreis3: That the branches of a tree Spread no wider than its roots. And how shall the soul of a man Be larger than the life he has lived? Edgar Lee Masters (1868–1950). Spoon River Anthology. 1916. (217. Samuel Gardner)

Wanderreis3: That the branches of a tree Spread no wider than its roots. And how shall the soul of a man Be larger than the life he has lived? Edgar Lee Masters (1868–1950). Spoon River Anthology. 1916. (217. Samuel Gardner)

Wanderreis3: That the branches of a tree Spread no wider than its roots. And how shall the soul of a man Be larger than the life he has lived? Edgar Lee Masters (1868–1950). Spoon River Anthology. 1916. (217. Samuel Gardner)

Wanderreis3: That the branches of a tree Spread no wider than its roots. And how shall the soul of a man Be larger than the life he has lived? Edgar Lee Masters (1868–1950). Spoon River Anthology. 1916. (217. Samuel Gardner)

lpdetorres: Edgar Lee Masters: Bert Kessler

lyssa41228144: To love is to find your own soul, through the soul of the beloved one. Edgar Lee Masters

Love_Quotes: To love is to find your own soul, through the soul of the beloved one. Edgar Lee Masters

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NoahSabich: “Remember the acorn; It does not devour other acorns.” ― Edgar Lee Masters, Spoon River Anthology

NoahSabich: “I tramped through the country To get the feeling That I was not a separate thing from the earth." ~ Edgar Lee Masters, Spoon River Anthology

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atticesoterica: Vintage First Day of Issue Postage Stamps, Herman Melville, Moby Dick, Ernie Pyle, World War II, Edgar Lee Masters, Spoon River Anthology

ImaHoad: “Devouring souls, I should have lived forever. But their undigested remains bred in me a deadly nephritis...” — Edgar Lee Masters’ “Robert Davidson — Spoon River Anthology”

Book_Addict: Happy birthday to actor/script writer Charles Aidman (January 31,1925). Wrote 1969 teleplay “Spoon River” based on poetry of Edgar Lee Masters.

jxjacobsen: Before I forget, read Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters. Yeah many of you had to read it in College, but I am speaking to anyone who did not.

ERnurseLacey: What’s your favorite poem? I am wanting to dive in to some good poetry today! Mine is “Hope” is the thing with feathers by Emily Dickinson or George Gray by Edgar Lee Masters.

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53viroqua: This is kind of fun. Robert E. Jenkins, a bankruptcy attorney and all-around Chicago big shot, lived in this home at 4200 S. Drexel in the 1890s. In 1898, his daughter, Helen, married Edgar Lee Masters, author of "Spoon River Anthology."

johniser: Richard Buckner - The Hill Excerpts from Edgar Lee Masters's Spoon River Anthology, set to music. Ably assisted by Joey Burns and John Convertino of Calexico.

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NAustinPatch: The City Theatre Austin presents a virtual performance centered of the famed work of author Edgar Lee Masters to enjoy from comfort of home.

Woodywoman: "What do you see now?" -Globes of red, yellow, purple (...) "Try this lens" -Air depth. "Great! And now?" -Light, only light that transforms the whole world below into a toy. "Very well, we'll make glasses like this" (Dippold Optician, Spoon River-Edgar Lee Masters)

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DrGuglielmoLaT: In youth my wings were strong and tireless, But I did not know the mountains. In age I knew the mountains But my weary wings could not follow my vision-- Genius is wisdom and youth. Edgar Lee Masters

noemilapalombel: [“George Gray” - Antologia di Spoon River, Edgar Lee Masters]

citytheatreatx: Now Playing! Thirty actors - Thirty poems - Thirty performances. Virtual theatre performance from the American masterwork of Edgar Lee Masters. Staged and filmed at Mueller Park Austin. Thru Feb. 28 and can be viewed anytime. Show link and information -

itshillaryhere: 2 of 5 stars to Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters

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Wanderreis3: One of the best books ever written! Edgar Lee Masters - Spoon River Anthology. 1916.

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leto1172: Poem "Editor Whedon" by Edgar Lee Masters

crislomb: “IN youth my wings were strong and tireless,  But I did not know the mountains.  In age I knew the mountains  But my weary wings could not follow my vision— Genius is wisdom and youth”. Edgar Lee Masters, Alexander Throckmorton, Spoon River

citytheatreatx: THE SPOON RIVER PROJECT. Thirty actors. Thirty poems. Thirty performances. A virtual theatre performance from the American masterwork of Edgar Lee Masters. Staged and filmed at Mueller Park Austin. Opening New Year’s. 3 p.m. Show link and information -

UMBERTOALF: Botanist, weakling? Cry of what blood to yours?— Pure or foul, for it makes no matter, It’s blood that calls to our blood. And then your children—oh, what might they be? And what your sorrow? Child! Child! 25 Death is better than Life! Edgar Lee Masters (1868–1950).

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