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date: 26 June 2019

Masters, Edgar Lee (1868?–1950), Kansas-born lawyer 

The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature

James D. Hart

in Chicago (1891–1920), was suddenly catapulted into fame with the publication of Spoon River Anthology (1915), free-verse epitaphs revealing the secret lives of persons, fictive and historical, buried in a Midwestern cemetery. Masters did not again achieve the directness and simplicity that characterize these poems, although he employed the same method in ... ...

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