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devonianfarm
12.9.07, 11:06 AM
Lately I've been reading Spoon River Anthology (http://spoonriveranthology.net/spoon/river/) by Edgar Lee Masters. It's a collection of epitaphs by about 220 people who lived in a fictional small town. Each poem tells just part of the story, and understanding how they fit together is like figuring out the clues in a detective story.

Like a lot of literature around this time (1915) it brings up moral and ethical issues that are amazingly current.