By Robert Faggen

ISBN-10: 052163248X

ISBN-13: 9780521632485

ISBN-10: 0521634946

ISBN-13: 9780521634946

This choice of especially commissioned essays through specialists within the box explores key dimensions of Robert Frost's poetry and existence. Frost is still essentially the most memorable and beguiling of recent poets. The essays during this quantity allow readers to discover Frost's paintings and idea, from the controversies of his biography to his refined reinvention of poetic and metric traditions. This quantity will convey clean views to the poetry of an American grasp, and its chronology and consultant to extra analyzing will turn out priceless to students and scholars alike.

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Sheehy to school by train, using passes purchased by W. P. Frost, Sr. The story of the Frost family in Lawrence had been in its main features a saga like many other successes. When W. P. Frost, Sr. died in 1901, The Evening Tribune for July 11 noted on the front page the passing of a former president of the Common Council and mill overseer. Mill overseer was a position of considerable responsibility. He hired, fired, and directed the overall operations of departments or rooms with workforces that numbered in the hundreds.

Certainly, as the examples of Gorham Munson, Sidney Cox, Robert Newdick, and a host of interviewers amply testify, the entanglements of Frost’s life-telling long antedate the appointment of Thompson as official biographer in 1939. ” Thompson had agreed to the stipulation that the official biography not be published until after Frost’s death. As a result, he spent the next twenty-five years as the most interested – and the least disinterested – “reader” of the poet’s autobiography-in-progress, an ongoing romance in and out of verse in which telling the life and living the tale had grown inextricably entwined.

I never know what is going to happen next because I don’t dare to let myself formulate a foolish hope. Much less do I know what is happening now: I am too flooded with feeling to know. I suppose I live chiefly in the past, in realizing what happened and taking credit for it just as if I had predetermined it and consciously carried it out. But Lord Lord – I am never the creature of high resolve you want to have me. I have simply go[ne] the way of the dim beliefs I speak of dimly because I don’t want them brought out into the light and examined too exactly.

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