This fascinating reassessment of America's most popular and famous poet reveals a more complex and enigmatic man than many readers might expect. Jay Parini spent over twenty years interviewing friends of Robert Frost and working in the poet's archives at Dartmouth, Amherst, and elsewhere to produce this definitive and insightful biography of both the public and private man. While he depicts the various stages of Frost's colorful life, Parini also sensitively explores the poet's psyche, showing how he dealt with adversity, family tragedy, and depression. By taking the reader into the poetry itself, which he reads closely and brilliantly, Parini offers an insightful road map to Frost's remarkable world.
This volume offers the voyeuristic thrill of peering into a master craftsman's workshop to glimpse the discarded drafts, private musings, and scattered fragments that can in time become art. --Atlantic Monthly.
Robert Frost - American Writers 2 was first published in 1959. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions.
This collection of specially-commissioned essays by experts in the field explores key dimensions of Robert Frost's poetry and life. Frost remains one of the most memorable and beguiling of modern poets. Writing in the tradition of Virgil, Milton, and Wordsworth, he transformed pastoral and georgic poetry both in subject matter and form. Mastering the rhythms of ordinary speech, Frost made country life the point from which to view the world and the complexities of human psychology. The essays in this volume enable readers to explore Frost's art and thought, from the controversies of his biography to his subtle reinvention of poetic and metric traditions and the conflicts in his thought about politics, gender, science and religion. This volume will bring fresh perspectives to the lyric, narrative and dramatic poetry of an American master, and its chronology and guide to further reading will prove valuable to scholars and students alike.
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.
A guide to writing about the poems of the American author offers instructions for composing different types of essays and contains literary criticism for such works as "Birches," "Mending Wall," "The Road Not Taken," and "Acquainted with the Night."