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Spoon River Project

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On 17th February 2015 was born this project dedicated to the commemoration of “Spoon River” ’s centenary pubblishing, book that represents one of the American literature’s milestone. The project main goal is to celebrate the centenary publishing of Lee Master’s book. This totally Italian project is an Henry&co’s idea in partnership with Antonella Manenti. The illustrations are made by Antonella Manenti.

Serepta Mason My life’s blossom might have bloomed on all sides save for a bitter wind which stunted my petals on the side of me which you in the village could see. From the dust I lift a voice of protest: my flowering side you never saw! Ye living ones, ye are fools indeed who do not know the ways of the wind and the unseen forces that govern the processes of life.

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I am Minerva, the village poetess, hooted at, jeered at by the Yahoos of the street for my heavy body, cock-eye, and rolling walk, and all the more when "Butch" Weldy captured me after a brutal hunt. He left me to my fate with Doctor Meyers; And I sank into death, growing numb from the feet up, like one stepping deeper and deeper into a stream of ice. Will some one go to the village newspaper, and gather into a book the verses I wrote? — I thirsted so for love I hungered so for life!

Judge Selah Lively Suppose you stood just five feet two, And had worked your way as a grocery clerk, Studying law by candle light Until you became an attorney at law? And then suppose through your diligence, And regular church attendance, You became attorney for Thomas Rhodes, Collecting notes and mortgages, And representing all the widows In the Probate Court? And through it all They jeered at your size, and laughed at your clothes And your polished boots? And then suppose You became the…

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Trainor the Druggist - Only the chemist can tell, and not always the chemist, What will result from compounding Fluids or solids. And who can tell How men and women will interact On each other, or what children will result? There were Benjamin Pantier and his wife, Good in themselves, but evil toward each other; He oxygen, she hydrogen, Their son, a devastating fire. I Trainor, the druggist, a mixer of chemicals, Killed while making an experiment

Knowlt Hoheimer - Spoon River project by Henry&co. Design with Antonella Manenti Illustration by: Antonella Manenti

Frank Drummer - Spoon River project by Henry&co. Design with Antonella Manenti Illustration by: Antonella Manenti

Andy the Night-Watch - Spoon River project by Henry&co. Design with Antonella Manenti Illustration by: Antonella Manenti

Dippold the optician - Spoon River Project by Henry&co. Design with Antonella Manenti Illustration by: Antonella Manenti