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The Resource Edwin Arlington Robinson : a poet's life, Scott Donaldson

Edwin Arlington Robinson : a poet's life, Scott Donaldson

Label
Edwin Arlington Robinson : a poet's life
Title
Edwin Arlington Robinson
Title remainder
a poet's life
Statement of responsibility
Scott Donaldson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"At the time of his death in 1935, Edwin Arlington Robinson was regarded as the leading American poet - the equal of Frost and Stevens. In this biography, Scott Donaldson tells the story of this poet's life, based in large part on a previously unavailable trove of more than 3,000 personal letters, and recounts his profoundly important role in the development of modern American literature." "Born in 1869, the youngest son of a well-to-do family in Gardiner, Maine, Robinson had two brothers: Dean, a doctor who became a drug addict, and Herman, an alcoholic who squandered the family fortune. Robinson never married, but he fell in love as many as three times, most lastingly with the woman who would become his brother Herman's wife. Despite his shyness, Robinson made many close friends, and he repeatedly went out of his way to give them his support and encouragement." "Still, it was always poetry that drove him. He regarded writing poems as nothing less than his calling - what he had been put on earth to do. Struggling through long years of poverty and neglect, he achieved a voice and a subject matter all his own. He was the first to write about ordinary people and events - an honest butcher consumed by grief, a miser with "eyes like little dollars in the dark," ancient clerks in a dry goods store measuring out their days like bolts of cloth. In simple yet powerful rhetoric, he explored the interior worlds of the people around him."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1928-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Donaldson, Scott
Dewey number
  • 811/.52
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3535.O25
LC item number
Z645 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Poets, American
  • Robinson, Edwin Arlington
Label
Edwin Arlington Robinson : a poet's life, Scott Donaldson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [517]-535) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A hell of a name for a poet -- A manor town in Maine -- Never so young again -- Fall of the house of Robinson -- A "special" at Harvard -- Farewell to carefree days -- Shaping a life -- Loves lost -- Breaking away -- Poetry as a calling -- city of artists -- The saga of Captain Craig -- Down and out -- Theater days -- The end of something -- Down and out, yet again -- Life in the woods, death in Boston -- Reversal of fortune -- A poet once again -- A breakthrough book -- Reaching fifty -- Seasons of success -- A sojourn in England -- MacDowell's first citizen -- Recognition and its consequences -- Generosities -- Death of a poet -- Beyond the sunset
Control code
68712246
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
vi, 553 pages
Isbn
9780231138420
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2006015660
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780231138420
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)68712246
Label
Edwin Arlington Robinson : a poet's life, Scott Donaldson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [517]-535) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A hell of a name for a poet -- A manor town in Maine -- Never so young again -- Fall of the house of Robinson -- A "special" at Harvard -- Farewell to carefree days -- Shaping a life -- Loves lost -- Breaking away -- Poetry as a calling -- city of artists -- The saga of Captain Craig -- Down and out -- Theater days -- The end of something -- Down and out, yet again -- Life in the woods, death in Boston -- Reversal of fortune -- A poet once again -- A breakthrough book -- Reaching fifty -- Seasons of success -- A sojourn in England -- MacDowell's first citizen -- Recognition and its consequences -- Generosities -- Death of a poet -- Beyond the sunset
Control code
68712246
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
vi, 553 pages
Isbn
9780231138420
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2006015660
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780231138420
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)68712246

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