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This volume contains 189 hitherto unpublished letters by Edwin Arlington Robinson. They were written between 1897 and 1930 to one of his first admirers, Edith Brower of Pennsylvania.
The letters begin when the twenty-seven-year-old poet writes gratefully to the stranger who has expressed appreciation of his first, privately printed, book of poems, The Torrent and the Night Before. Soon he was carrying on an intense correspondence, baring his soul--safely, he believed, because the woman he described as "infernally bright and not at all ugly," with "something of a literary reputation," was "too old to give me a chance to bother myself with any sentimental uneasiness." (She was twenty-one years his senior.)
Continually reflecting his laconic, self-deprecating Yankee spirit, the letters range from the uncontrollable outpourings of a lonely individual, desperate for encouragement and understanding, to brief words of greeting or farewell. Without reserve, Robinson--who was eventually awarded the Pulitzer prize for poetry three times--confides his reactions to people and places, his thoughts about his own work, and his personal opinions of such writers as Browning, Dickens, Hardy, Moody, and Pater.
Mr. Cary has included Miss Brower's unpublished memoir on the poet's character and literary career, "Memories of Edwin Arlington Robinson," and her penetrating review of The Children of the Night. In addition to an informative Introduction, he contributes full explanatory notes, a list of Robinson's works, and an index.
About the Author: Richard Cary was Professor of English at Colby College, where he was also Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts, Editor of the Colby Library Quarterly, and Director of the Colby College Press.
Title: Edwin Arlington Robinson's Letters to Edith ...
Publication Date: 1968
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Book Description Belknap Press. Hardcover. Condition: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, thatâ€™ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Seller Inventory # 2822414617
Book Description Belknap Press. Hardcover. Condition: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, thatâ€™ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Seller Inventory # 2895920934
Book Description Harvard Univ Pr, Cambridge, MA, 1968. Hard Cover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 1st Printing. 233pp. Very clean and tight. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. No Writing or Other Marks. Good Packing, Fast Shipping. Seller Inventory # 038365
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Book Description Belknap Press. Hardcover. Condition: Good. 0674240359 Hardback 1968; 2 halftones; ; 248 Pages; Harvard Press; Used Book in good condition. May have highlighting, markings, and signs of wear. Seller Inventory # 9780674240353
Book Description Belknap Press/Harvard, Cambridge, 1968. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 233pp. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾". Seller Inventory # 077127
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Book Description Belknap Press Of Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 1968. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. 248 pages. First edition, first printing. Contains 189 previously unpublished letters from Robinson. Fine book in a fine dust jacket. Price clipped. A beautiful copy!. Seller Inventory # 61934563
Book Description Belknap Press, 1968. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Seller Inventory # P020674240359
Book Description Harvard University Press 1968-01-01, Cambridge, 1968. hardback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 9780674240353