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Title : Collected Poems Of Edwin Arlington Robinson
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ISBN : 9780026040808
Format Type : Other Book
Number of Pages : 496 Pages
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Collected Poems Of Edwin Arlington Robinson Reviews

  • Jeremy Mccool
    2018-11-25 16:54

    Robinson's style and mood shine brightly through these masterpieces, bringing the reader to a place of soul-searching sympathy for characters and situations that he may have never known or been in, but has experienced as though he were intimately acquainted. I once labeled Robinson's poetry as 'the poetry of God'. I now consider that statement blasphemous, but I still keep his writings on a high pedestal.

  • Linda
    2018-12-19 14:43

    Holy flippin' gods, I finished this book. I've been reading it for ever (OK, months) and there have been some good stretches and some bad stretches, some weaknesses and some great moments, some intriguing lines and some frequently recurring themes... and I mean really frequently recurring. It's like, Edwin, we get it, your beautiful wife loved your best friend and life is one giant betrayal, how many different ways can one possibly write about this? A whole lot, apparently. But hey -- he got three Pulitzer Prizes for poetry. Three! !!! AND that, of course, was my motivation here for reading. I must say, I have had my fill of Edwin for a while, but I did enjoy the ride at times. The 1500- page ride. Let me reiterate that this book contains well over one thousand pages of poetry. Pages that I read. Favorites? I do have favorites. Let me first say that all the Merlin, Lancelot, Arthur, Guinevere stuff is not my favorite. Obviously it fits his themes (theme) really well, but those poems didn't do it for me. The long ones that I did like were Amaranth and The Man Who Died Twice (the latter won him his second Pulitzer). Tristram, meh. As for the shorter or "normal" length poems, I enjoyed probably about twenty percent of them, could take or leave fifty or sixty percent, and felt my brain glazing over with the rest, but not as much as it glazed over with some of the 90-page non-rhymers. Hey, E.A.R., you are allowed to write prose, you know.

  • Franz
    2018-11-26 17:00

    Brilliant! Brilliant! Brilliant! Robinson is the undisputed master of modern blank verse. I will cherish my copy always. The modern world is so much the poorer for ignoring poetry and poets of this caliber.

  • R.K. Cowles
    2018-12-02 15:42

    2 3/4 stars

  • Brian
    2018-11-18 18:48

    I never heard of him before, but I'm glad I read this one