Robert Frost and a Poetics of Appetite by Katherine KearnsRobert Frost and a Poetics of Appetite by Katherine Kearns

Robert Frost and a Poetics of Appetite

byKatherine Kearns

Paperback | April 30, 2009

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Robert Frost and a Poetics of Appetite reads Frost's poetry within a theoretical perspective generated, but not limited by feminist analysis, and it evaluates Frost's persistent feminizing of poetic language in ways that he typically dramatizes as both erotic and humiliating. Kearns examines how Frost's dual and potentially conflicting obligations--to be manly and to be a poet--inform his entire poetics. The study unites psychobiographical and feminist approaches to create an adept and imaginative instrument of interpretation.

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Title:Robert Frost and a Poetics of AppetiteFormat:PaperbackDimensions:248 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.55 inPublished:April 30, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521109981

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Introduction: 'The Serpent's Tail'; 1. Irony: 'Teiresia's Gaze'; 2. Irony II: 'This Is Not a Pipe'; 3. Women: 'Dryads, Witches, and Hill Wives'; 4. Eros: 'The Mischief Maker'; 5. Prosody: 'White Noise'; 6. Lyricism: 'At the Back of the North Wind'; Conclusion: 'Out Far and in Deep'; Notes; Index.

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"[Kearns's] study throws usefully adversarial light on what she half-unwillingly acknowledges to be the 'odd magic' of his poetry." Tony Sharpe, Journal of American Studies