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Degenerate sons and daughters,/ Life is too much for you— / It takes life to love life.
Lucinda Matlock
Edgar Lee
Masters
Edgar Lee Masters
 
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Spoon River Anthology
In Masters’s collection of post-mortem autobiographical “epitaphs,” 244 former citizens of the fictional Spoon River, Illinois, tell us the truth about their lives—with the honesty no fear of consequences enables.



 
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