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E.A. Robinson - American Writers 17

E.A. Robinson - American Writers 17: University of Minnesota Pamphlets on American Writers

Copyright Date: 1962
Edition: NED - New edition
Pages: 48
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    E.A. Robinson - American Writers 17
    Book Description:

    E.A. Robinson. To meet a need which had been felt for some time both in the United States and abroad, the pamphlet series, the University of Minnesota Pamphlets on American Writers, was established in 1959. By providing readable critical introductions to American Writers, the pamphlets were designed to meet the needs and tastes of mature students and readers of imaginative literature throughout the world.

    eISBN: 978-0-8166-5178-8
    Subjects: History

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  1. Front Matter
    (pp. 1-4)
  2. Edwin Arlington Robinson
    (pp. 5-45)

    Granted a real talent and an access to experience, a poet deserves the name and earns it chiefly by his honesty. It is never enough that he be up with or beyond the times; who knows what those are? Technical feats rise, shine, evaporate, and fall, and there are unread poets who could have taught Shakespeare lessons in prosody. The sources from which poets “steal” metaphors and ideas often show the difference between knowing all about poetry and being a poet: it is not a matter of know-how, for if it were, Abraham Cowley would be greater than John Milton...

  3. Selected Bibliography
    (pp. 46-48)