EDWIN ARLINGTON ROBINSON by Hermann Hagedorn

EDWIN ARLINGTON ROBINSON

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A biography of the poet, by a man who knew him over the years, -- solid, comprehensive, sympathetic, but with no particularly interpretative contribution as to either the man or his work. Robinson was the third boy in an old Maine family, over-shadowed by his brothers, frustrated in all his experiences, clinging to the conviction that he must write poetry. Forty years of penury, neglect, rejection slips --then recognition, with three Pulitzer awards and overwhelming success. A precise portrait emerges, but there is nothing inspired about the biography. Sound but --

Publisher: Macmillan