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eBook Robert Frost: The Work of Knowing ePub

by Richard Poirier

  • ISBN: 0804717427
  • Category: History and Criticism
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Richard Poirier
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press; 1 edition (April 1, 1990)
  • Pages: 380
  • ePub book: 1687 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1635 kb
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  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 624

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Robert Frost: The Work of Knowing (1977). New York Times obituary.

Robert Frost: The Work of Knowing (1977). The Renewal Of Literature: Emersonian Reflections (Random House, 1987). Contributors include former colleagues, friends, and students. Among the articles is an extensive annotated bibliography of Poirier's writings.

Robert Frost is too often tossed away as only a pastoral poet without a tremendous amount of substance. As the contrary is true, Poirier examines both the simple phrasings of Frost to his immense depth of discovery. If we see Robert Frost only by his most famous poems, like "The Road Not Taken," and "The Mending Wall," we are apt to miss the range of literary prowess wrought by him. He was amazingly literate, and by no means just some country bloke popping out interesting verse about life's choices and relationships.

Frost, Robert, 1874-1963 - Criticism and interpretation. New York : Oxford University Press.

Recipient achievement award American Academy of Arts and Letters, 1978, Jay B. Hubbell award, 1988, Literature Lion award New York Public Library. 1992; Fulbright scholar, Cambridge, England, 1952-1953; Bollinger fellow, 1962-1963, Guggenheim fellow, 1974-1975, fellow National Endowment of the Humanities, 1978-1979 . Richard Poirier, one of America's most eminent critics, reveals in this book the creative but mostly hidden alliance between American pragmatism and American poetry.

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Robert Frost: Collected Poems, Prose, & Plays is kept in print by a gift from the Ingram Merrill Foundation to the Guardians of American Letters Fund, made in memory of James Merrill.

Frost biographer Richard Poirier in his book Robert Frost: The Work of Knowing  .

As the contrary is true, Poirier examines both the simple phrasings of Frost to his immense depth of discovery.

Justly celebrated at home and abroad, Robert Frost is perhaps America’s greatest twentieth-century poet and a towering figure in American letters.

We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone. Collected Poems, Prose, and Plays. by Robert Frost · Richard Poirier · Mark Richardson. Justly celebrated at home and abroad, Robert Frost is perhaps America’s greatest twentieth-century poet and a towering figure in American letters. From the publication of his first collections, A Boy’s Will (1913) and North of Boston (1914), Frost was.

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Comments

Awene Awene
great book, but difficult reading
Agarus Agarus
A profound blend of intellectual contexts and aesthetic analysis written by a brilliant but difficult human being
Rrd Rrd
good choice
Ceck Ceck
"Robert Frost: The Work of Knowing" by Richard Poirier does what I want: presents a solid, thorough critical study of Robert Frost's work without getting lost in praise.

Robert Frost is too often tossed away as only a pastoral poet without a tremendous amount of substance. As the contrary is true, Poirier examines both the simple phrasings of Frost to his immense depth of discovery.

If we see Robert Frost only by his most famous poems, like "The Road Not Taken," and "The Mending Wall," we are apt to miss the range of literary prowess wrought by him. He was amazingly literate, and by no means just some country bloke popping out interesting verse about life's choices and relationships.

Selections of letters by Frost himself, arguing his position of a given poem, or his general perspective, as well as lengthy stanzas augment Poirier's thoughts.

Poirier compares aspects of Frost to James Joyce, Edgar Allen Poe, Thomas Hardy, TS Eliot and many others, showing how the poet fits in to both contemporaries and the canon.

In the letters, we see the erudite intellectual, the persona hidden from most readers of Frost. He reflects on his inadequacies and strengths.

Poirier breaks down the brilliant schema of what appear to be the easiest rendering of lines, and, within them, reveals the elucid manipulation of words like "early" and "petal" (as in "The Oven Bird").

He also labors at length to illuminate Frost's concept of form. Other analyses include his philosophical views (noting, for example, Frost's support of marital love).

The weakness of the book is not the content, but the index. It is deficient in that names authors and poets well-enough, but not subjects. Likewise, it reads nicely, but could use a stronger structure. It comes across at times rambling, as if written without an outline. For what I sought, however, none of this overtakes the value.

I fully recommend "Robert Frost: The Work of Knowing" by Richard Poirier.

Anthony Trendl
HungarianBookstore.com
Cargahibe Cargahibe
"Robert Frost: The Work of Knowing" by Richard Poirier does what I want: presents a solid, thorough critical study of Robert Frost's work without getting lost in praise.

Robert Frost is too often tossed away as only a pastoral poet without a tremendous amount of substance. As the contrary is true, Poirier examines both the simple phrasings of Frost to his immense depth of discovery.

If we see Robert Frost only by his most famous poems, like "The Road Not Taken," and "The Mending Wall," we are apt to miss the range of literary prowess wrought by him. He was amazingly literate, and by no means just some country bloke popping out interesting verse about life's choices and relationships.

Selections of letters by Frost himself, arguing his position of a given poem, or his general perspective, as well as lengthy stanzas augment Poirier's thoughts.

Poirier compares aspects of Frost to James Joyce, Edgar Allen Poe, Thomas Hardy, TS Eliot and many others, showing how the poet fits in to both contemporaries and the canon.

In the letters, we see the erudite intellectual, the persona hidden from most readers of Frost. He reflects on his inadequacies and strengths.

Poirier breaks down the brilliant schema of what appear to be the easiest rendering of lines, and, within them, reveals the elucid manipulation of words like "early" and "petal" (as in "The Oven Bird").

He also labors at length to illuminate Frost's concept of form. Other analyses include his philosophical views (noting, for example, Frost's support of marital love).

The weakness of the book is not the content, but the index. It is deficient in that names authors and poets well-enough, but not subjects. Likewise, it reads nicely, but could use a stronger structure. It comes across at times rambling, as if written without an outline. For what I sought, however, none of this overtakes the value.

I fully recommend "Robert Frost: The Work of Knowing" by Richard Poirier.

Anthony Trendl
editor, HungarianBookstore.com