Once, I would never have imagined myself here. But I'm settled now. In a place I love, in a home I renovated, spending time with new friends I adore, and working a job that fulfills me. I am reconciling the past and laying the groundwork for the future.
Known for his favorite themes of New England and nature, Robert Frost may well be the most famous American poet of the 20th century. This is an encyclopedic guide to the life and works of this great American poet. It combines critical analysis with information on Frost's life, providing a one-stop resource for students.
Release on 2001 | by Nancy Lewis Tuten,John Zubizarreta
Author: Nancy Lewis Tuten,John Zubizarreta
Pubpsher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Category: Literary Criticism
Often thought of as the quintessential poet of New England, Robert Frost is one of the most widely read American poets of the 20th century. But in spite of his ties to New England, he was born in San Francisco; he published his first book of poetry in England rather than the United States; he matured as a poet during his years abroad; and upon his return to America, he sometimes taught at the University of Michigan and spent many of his winters in Florida. This reference book provides hundreds of alphabetically arranged entries on Frost's poems and illuminates the complexities of his life and writings. Entries are written by expert contributors and conclude with brief citations of additional sources of information. The volume includes a chronology and closes with a bibliography of major studies.
“Wise old Vergil says in one of his Georgics, ‘Praise large farms, stick to small ones,’” Robert Frost said. “Twenty acres are just about enough.” Frost started out as a school teacher living the rural life of a would-be farmer, and later turned to farming full time when he bought a place of his own. After a sojourn in England where his first two books were published to critical acclaim, he returned to New England, acquired a new farm and became a rustic for much of the rest of his life. Frost claimed that all of his poetry was farm poetry. His deep admiration for Virgil’s Georgics, or poems of rural life, inspired the creation of his own New England “georgics,” his answer to the haughty 20th-century modernism that seemed certain to define the future of Western poetry. Like the “West-Running Brook” in his poem of the same name, Frost’s poetry can be seen as an embodiment of contrariness.
This Book Plans To Discuss Robert Frost S Constructive Attitude Towards Life As Portrayed In Most Of His Poems. The Author Has Given A New Perspective To Frost S Criticism. The Sense Of Death, Decay, Degeneration, Devaluation, Disintegration And Alienation Has Been The Prominent Wing Of Modern Poetry. Frost Is Conscious Of All These Aspects Of Modern Life. It Is Not That He Is Unaware Of The Modern Predicament. Rather He Is Useless To Call Our Time Bad. In His Poetry One Finds A Different Approach To The Problems Of Life. In Spite Of The Fact That Life Is Full Of Distressing Aspects, Frost Describes Life Worth Living . In Birches He Declares: Earth S The Right Place For Love: / I Don T Know Where It S Likely To Go Better. This Reveals The Fact That He Is Not One Among The Palayana Panthis, Neither Is He A Nirashavadi: He Is An Ashavadi Who Believes In This Creation.