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Robert Frost

Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: Broomall, PA : Chelsea House Publishers, ©1999.
Series: Bloom's major poets.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Discusses "The Death of the Hired Man," "The Oven Bird," "Birches," and other poems by Robert Frost.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Named Person: Robert Frost; Robert Frost; Robert Frost; Robert Frost; Robert Frost
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harold Bloom
ISBN: 0791051056 9780791051054
OCLC Number: 39615048
Description: 80 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Biography of Robert Frost --
Thematic analysis of "The death of the hired man" (including a discussion of "Mending wall") --
Critical views on "The death of the hired man." Ezra Pound on North of Boston's reception ; Amy Lowell on North of Boston and its portrait of New England ; Denis Donoghue on Frost and social Darwinism ; Frank Lentricchia on "Mending wall" in relation to other poems in North of Boston ; Richard Poirier on home in "The death of the hired man" ; Katherine Kearns on gender and empathy in "The death of the hired man" --
Thematic analysis of "The oven bird" and "Birches" (including a discussion of "The road not taken") --
Critical views on "The oven bird" and "Birches." Peter Viereck compares Frost to other modernist poets ; Yvor Winters on Frost as a romantic poet ; John F. Lynen on pastoralism and Frost as a nature poet ; Robert Pack on poetic acts of naming and belief ; James Ellis on representations of sexual growth in "Birches" ; Matthew Parfitt on Frost's modern Georgics ; H.A. Maxson on the oven bird as a figure for the poet --
Thematic analysis of "Design" (including a discussion of "Fire and ice") --
Critical views on "Design." Randall Jarrell on Frost's darker side ; Lionel Trilling on Frost as a "terrifying poet" ; Mordecai Marcus on natural evil and the argument from "Design" ; George F. Bagby on Frost and the book of nature ; Edward J. Ingebretsen on religious terror in "Design" ; Joseph Brodsky on nature as a self-portrait --
Thematic analysis of "Directive" (including a discussion of "Stopping by the woods on a snowy evening") --
Critical views on "Directive." Robert Frost on "The figure a poem makes" ; W.H. Auden on landscape, ruin, and poetic temperament ; Marie Borroff on the New Testament allusion in "Directive" ; Sydney Lea on Frost's relation to Wordsworth ; Herbert Marks on the poem as parable ; Charles Berger on returning to origins.
Series Title: Bloom's major poets.
Responsibility: edited and with an introduction by Harold Bloom.

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Each book in the Bloom''s Major Poets series covers three to six poems offering a variety of viewpoints by different critics on the important aspects of each work. These guides introduce critical  Read more...

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