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Spoon River Anthology

Edgar Masters

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Description:

Spoon River Spoon River has 244 accounts of the lives of people in the town that explain its goings on over a couple of centuries. Each free form verse is presented as an epitaph of one of the citizens delivered themselves, often criticizing the words said about them on their tombstone or the monument or stone left above them. The stories build on one another as well as reference various family members and others mentioned in other stories. Sherwood Anderson does a similar thing in Winesburg, Ohio where major characters in their own right become bit players in other people's narratives. It reminds one of Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead where Hamlet is only a bit player in their lives. The interplay between successful and unsuccessful, those who think they are high born, as one successful man thought, but was actually the illegitimate child of an old woman who never got to nurture her own successful child. These interplays move the story forward as well as our hearts in reading them. Keywords: Spoon River, Ann Rutledge, Tom Stoppard, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Sherwood Anderson, Winesburg, Ohio.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Deaver Brown

Length:

3h 38m


Chapters

Free Sample

02:40

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

02:39


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

02:09


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

12:57


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

12:06


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

12:52


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

14:12


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

12:31


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

13:06


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

13:13


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

13:06


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

12:49


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

13:16


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

12:52


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

13:24


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

13:25


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

13:38


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

12:35


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

15:17


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

02:11