Literary Criticism online

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Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869-1935)

A selective list of online literary criticism on the American poet Edwin Arlington Robinson, favoring signed articles, articles published in reviewed sources, and web sites that adhere to the MLA Guidelines for Web Sites.

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"Edwin Arlington Robinson." A brief introduction to Robinson. Academy of American Poets.

"Edwin Arlington Robinson." Biography, by Bill Peschel. Also: About Robinson's Poetry, On "The House on the Hill," On "Richard Cory," On "The Clerks," On "Miniver Cheevy," On "Mr. Flood's Party," On "The Tree in Pamela's Garden," On "The Mill." Modern American Poetry. Ed. Cary Nelson.

Donaldson, Scott. Edwin Arlington Robinson: A Poet's Life (Columbia UP, 2007). Publisher's web site, includes a generous excerpt from the Introduction.

A Virtual Tour of Robinson's Gardiner, Maine. Ed. Danny D. Smith, Gardiner Public Library. An extended biography with many photographs; His works; The history of Gardner, Maine; Location map; Bibliography; Cultural links.

Teaching Guide for Edwin Arlington Robinson. Heath Anthology.

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Branscomb, Jack. "Edwin Arlington Robinson's Wretched Wight: 'Miniver Cheevy' and 'La Belle Dame Sans Merci'" [and John Keats. First page of article only]. ANQ 9 (1996).

Djos, Matts G.; The Alcoholic Isolation and Fall to Self-Destruction in Edwin Arlington Robinson's "Mr. Flood's Party." In Writing Under the Influence Alcoholism and the Alcoholic Perception from Hemingway to Berryman (Macmillan). Publisher's web site.

Primeau, Ronald. "Robinson and Browning Revisited: 'Man against the Sky' and 'Childe Roland.'" [and Robert Browning]. First page of article only. College Literature 12 (1985).

Scharnhorst, Gary. "Edwin Arlington Robinson's First Professional Publications." First page of article only. American Literary Realism 41 (2008).

Trachtenberg, Alan. "Democracy and the Poet: Walt Whitman and E. A. Robinson." First page of article only. The Massachusetts Review 39 (1998).

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