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Robert Frost Reader Poetry and Prose

ISBN-10: 0805070214
ISBN-13: 9780805070217
Edition: 2nd 2002 (Revised)
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Description: Robert Frost was the most emblematically American of poets, a forthright advocate of both the art and craft of verse who was recognized and cherished as few other poets have ever been. This reader offers students and scholars a plethora of his  More...

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Book details

List price: $29.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
Publication date: 4/1/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

Robert Frost was the most emblematically American of poets, a forthright advocate of both the art and craft of verse who was recognized and cherished as few other poets have ever been. This reader offers students and scholars a plethora of his speeches, interviews, correspondence, one-act plays, and other materials, as well as lengthy selections from all of Frost's books of verse. Though many have been drawn to his seemingly old-fashioned simplicity, this wide-ranging reader in fact reveals that Frost's work was often dark or ironic in tone—and always subtle and complex.

Robert Frost, the quintessential poet of New England, was born in San Francisco in 1874. He was educated at Dartmouth College and Harvard University. Although he managed to support himself working solely as a poet for most of his life and holding various posts with a number of universities, as a young man he was employed as a bobbin boy in a mill, a cobbler, a schoolteacher, and a farmer. Frost, whose poetry focuses on natural images of New England, received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry four times for: New Hampshire, Collected Poems, A Further Range, and A Witness Tree. His works are noted for combining characteristics of both romanticism and modernism. He also wrote A Boy's Will, North of Boston, Mountain Interval, and The Gift Outright, among others. Frost married Elinor Miriam White in 1895, and they had six children--Elliott, Lesley, Carol, Irma, Marjorie, and Elinor Bettina. He died in Boston in 1963.

Introduction A Brief Chronology
I. Poetry
Selections from Eleven Books
A Boy's Will North of Boston Mountain
Interval New Hampshire West-Running Brook
A Further Range A Witness Tree Steeple Bush
In the Clearing A Masque of Reason
A Masque of Mercy
II. Other Samplings
Of Various Periods and Kinds Childhood Letters
Early Verse High School Prose
My Butterfly Letters about "My Butterfly"
Stories for His Children
Among the Poems
He Left Behind: Group One Stories for Chicken Farmers Letters about
A Boy's Willand about Writing Getting the Sound of Sense: An Interview
Early Letters to Untermeyer A Way Out: A One-Act
Play Among the Poems
He Left Behind: Group Two We Seem to Lack the Courage to Be Ourselves: An Interview
Some Observations on Style Education by Presence: An Interview
Six Rhymed Letters
Coaching a Younger Writer
Education by Poetry: A Meditative Monologue Among the Poems
He Left Behind: Group Three A Letter to The Amherst Student
Introduction to Robinson's King Jasper
Ten of His Favorite Books On Crudities and Opposites
Two Letters Among the Poems
He Left Behind: Group Four
Poverty and Poetry: A Talk
The Poet's Next of Kin in a College: A Talk
This Is My Best: A Choice of Sixteen Poems
A Selection of Couplets
What Became of New England?: A Commencement Address On a Passage in Paradise Lost: A Letter
The Figure a Poem Makes: An Introduction
The Doctrine of Excursions: A Preface
The Constant Symbol: An Introduction
Speaking of Loyalty: A Talk
Poetry and School: Remarks from His Notebooks
The Prerequisites: A Preface Don't Get Converted
Stay: Excerpt from an Address
Aphoristic Lines of Poetry
Letters to an Incipient Biographer
Among the Poems He Left Behind: Group Five Observations and Declarations of a Poet-Statesman On Extravagance: A Talk
Last Poem
Last Letter
A Selected
Bibliography
Index

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