传记埃德加·李大师

埃德加·李·马斯特斯(Edgar Lee Masters)

埃德加·李大师的照片
  • 时间段1869年至1950年
  • 地方堪萨斯州
  • 国家美国

诗人传记

他的父亲于1868年8月23日生于堪萨斯州加内特的艾玛·J·德克斯特(Emma J. Dexter)和哈丁·华莱士(Hardin Wallace Masters),他的父亲短暂地搬家建立了律师事务。一家人很快搬回了伊利诺伊州梅纳德县彼得斯堡附近的祖父母的农场。1880年,他们搬到了伊利诺伊州的路易斯敦,在那里他上高中,并在《芝加哥每日新闻》中首次出版。路易斯敦(Lewistown)周围的文化除了在橡树山(Oak Hill)和附近的汤匙河(Spoon River)的墓地外,还有他许多作品的灵感,最著名的是他最著名和最著名的作品。Spoon River是大师对小镇虚伪和狭narrow的报仇。它获得了巨大的知名度,但破坏了他作为尊敬的机构成员的地位。Masters从1889- 1890年就参加了诺克斯学院(Knox College)经营的一项已解决的准备计划,但由于家人无法为他的教育提供资金而被迫离开。在父亲的律师事务所工作后,他被送往伊利诺伊州酒吧,搬到芝加哥,在那里他于1893年与Kickham Scanlan建立了法律合作伙伴关系。他结婚了两次。1898年,他与芝加哥一名律师的女儿海伦·詹金斯(Helen M. Jenkins)结婚,育有三个孩子。从1903年到1908年,在与克拉伦斯·达罗(Clarence Darrow)的法律合作期间,大师为穷人辩护。 In 1911, he started his own law firm, despite the three years of unrest (1908-1911) due to extramarital affairs and an argument with Darrow. Two of his children followed him with literary careers. His daughter Marcia pursued poetry, while his son, Hilary Masters became a novelist. Hilary and his half-brother Hardin wrote a memoir of their father. Masters died at a nursing home on March 5, 1950, in Melrose Park, Pennsylvania.He is buried in Oakland cemetery in Petersburg, Illinois. His epitaph includes his poem, "To-morrow is My Birthday" from Toward the Gulf (1918): Good friends, let’s to the fields… After a little walk and by your pardon, I think I’ll sleep, there is no sweeter thing. Nor fate more blessed than to sleep. I am a dream out of a blessed sleep- Let’s walk, and hear the lark.