The Children of the Night by Edwin Arlington Robinson
The Children of the Night
Author: Edwin Arlington Robinson
Title: The Children of the Night
ISBN10: 1605974927
ISBN13: 978-1605974927
Format: .PDF .EPUB .FB2
Publisher: Book Jungle (April 18, 2008)
Language: English
Size pdf: 1341 kb
Size epub: 1788 kb
Rating: 4.1 ✪
Votes: 513
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: History & Criticism
Edwin Arlington Robinson was an early 20th century American poet who won three Pulitzer prizes for his work. Robinson's unhappy childhood may have contributed to his poems pessimistic mood. Some of his stories have a theme of the American Dream going awry. Children of the Night is a book of poems first published in 1897. The book did not do well until Teddy Roosevelt's son Kermit read the poems in school. He encouraged his father to read the book. When President Roosevelt read the book he liked it so much that he found Robinson a job in a customs office and bullied a publishing company into republishing the book.