An Edwin Arlington Robinson Encyclopedia


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About the Book

Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869–1935) was hailed by many in his day as America’s foremost poet, outranking T.S. Eliot, Robert Frost, and Ezra Pound. Perhaps best known for his sonnets, he startles readers into attention and response through obscurity and ambiguity and demanding syntax. Many of Robinson’s works continue to be published today, introducing him to new generations of readers.
This comprehensive encyclopedia provides information on Robinson’s poems—he published more than 200—and also his less well-known prose works, along with entries on his family, friends, and professional associates.
Entries on his writings give the year published, a summary, background information, and critical commentary illuminating enigmatic passages. Entries on people provide biographical information and describe the influence the person had on Robinson’s life.

About the Author(s)

Robert L. Gale is professor emeritus of American literature at the University of Pittsburgh and the author of numerous books and critical articles.

Bibliographic Details

Robert L. Gale
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 279
Bibliographic Info: appendix, chronology, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2012 [2006]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-4909-5
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Preface      1
Chronology      5

The Encyclopedia      9

Appendix: Robinson’s Writings by Category      253
Works Cited      257
Index      265

Book Reviews & Awards

“comprehensive…valuable reference”—ARBA.