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The Golden Book of Springfield

The Golden Book of Springfield( )
Author: Lindsay, Vachel
Introduction by: Sakolsky, Ron
Photographer: Furry, William
ISBN:978-0-88286-242-2
Publication Date:Jan 2000
Publisher:Charles H. Kerr Publishing Company
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $22.00
Book Description:

Fiction. Vachel Lindsay (1879-1931) was the most intensely romantic U.S. poet of his generation, a Prairie State populist called by Harriet Monroe of Poetry the most gifted and original poet we have ever printed. In this radically nonconformist dream of the future, the coffee houses, movie theatres, streets and parks of Springfield in the Mystic Year 2018 is the setting for a valient struggle to transform a village dominated by shady politicians, lynch mobs, commercialism and cocaine...
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Book Details
Pages:329
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.5 x 8.5 Inches
Book Weight:1.438 Pounds
Author Biography
Lindsay, Vachel (Author)
From Springfield, Illinois, Lindsay studied at Hiram College, the Chicago Art Institute, and the New York Art School, turning to poetry only after he had no success as an artist. The appeal of Vachel Lindsay's poetry is, first and foremost, one of sound. Many of his poems are meant to be chanted aloud, intoned, or sung. The poet was a phenomenon in his day, who became famous for the recitation of his poems. He preached a gospel of beauty expressed in almost primitive cadences. His early art studies under Robert Henri gave him the ability to illustrate his own poems, and he developed an elaborate theory of art that has gone largely ignored. Among his best-known works are "General William Booth Enters Heaven", published in Poetry Magazine in 1913, and "The Congo" (1914).

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