RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 55623297 LA English T1 Robert Frost and Northern Irish poetry A1 Buxton, Rachel,, PB Clarendon Press ; Oxford University Press PP Oxford; New York YR 2004 SN 0199264899 9780199264896 AB "In this study, Rachel Buxton offers a assessment of Robert Frost's significance for Northern Irish poetry of the past half-century. Drawing upon a diverse range of previously unpublished archival sources, including juvenilia, correspondence, and drafts of poems, Robert Frost and Northern Irish Poetry takes as its particular focus the triangular dynamic of Frost, Seamus Heaney, and Paul Muldoon. Buxton explores the differing strengths which each Irish poet finds in Frost's work . While Heaney is drawn primarily to the Frost persona and to the 'sound of sense', it is the studied slyness and wryness of the American's poetry, the complicating undertow, which Muldoon values. This appraisal of Frost in a non-American context not only enables a fuller appreciation of Heaney's and Muldoon's poetry but also provides insight into the nature of trans-national and trans-generational poetic influence. Engaging with the politics of Irish-American literary connections, while providing a subtle analysis of the international relationships between these three key twentieth-century poets."--Jacket.