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Belief and uncertainty in the poetry of Robert Frost

Author: Robert Pack
Publisher: Hanover [N.H.] : Middlebury College Press ; Lebanon, N.H. : University Press of New England, ©2003.
Series: Middlebury College press.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Robert Pack's lifelong delight in Robert Frost's intricate, beautiful, and profound poetry shines through in the essays in this book. He confronts such broad themes as mourning, inheritance, nature, and the imagination, bringing to bear historical, psychological, Darwinian, and close-textual-reading interpretive approaches. Chapter one sets Frost's work in the tradition of nature writing, from the Book of Genesis  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Pack, Robert, 1929-
Belief and uncertainty in the poetry of Robert Frost.
Hanover [N.H.] : Middlebury College Press ; Lebanon, N.H. : University Press of New England, ©2003
(OCoLC)606998713
Named Person: Robert Frost; Robert Frost; Robert Frost; Robert Frost
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Pack
ISBN: 1584653264 9781584653264 1584654562 9781584654568
OCLC Number: 51984772
Description: xv, 242 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Taking dominion over the wilderness --
Darwin, the Book of Job, and Frost's A Masque of Reason --
Loss and inheritance in Wordsworth's "Michael" and Frost's "Wild Grapes" --
Mourning and acceptance --
The modern muse: Stevens and Frost --
Enigmatical reserve: Robert Frost as teacher and preacher --
Robert Frost's "as if" belief --
Self-deception, lying, and fictive truthfulness --
Reading the landscape: place and nothingness --
Parenthood and perspective.
Series Title: Middlebury College press.
Responsibility: Robert Pack.
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"Robert Pack's lifelong delight in Robert Frost's intricate, beautiful, and profound poetry shines through in the essays in this book. He confronts such broad themes as mourning, inheritance, nature, and the imagination, bringing to bear historical, psychological, Darwinian, and close-textual-reading interpretive approaches. Chapter one sets Frost's work in the tradition of nature writing, from the Book of Genesis through modern American ecological works. Chapter two examines the profound influences of the Book of Job, Darwin, and evolutionary theory on Frost's thinking. There follow chapters that structurally and philosophically compare Wordsworth's "Michael" to Frost's "Wild Grapes," focusing on the themes in inheritance, grieving, and the potency of the imagination. The reader encounters Frost as teacher and preacher, Frost's idea of how beliefs are affirmed, the simultaneous representation of adult memory and immediate childhood sensation, and the underlying duality of place and nothingness, which forms the existential background for his "stay against confusion"--The consoling purpose of Frost's poetic art."--Jacket.

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