The Cambridge Companion to Robert Frost by Robert FaggenThe Cambridge Companion to Robert Frost by Robert Faggen

The Cambridge Companion to Robert Frost

EditorRobert Faggen

Paperback | June 18, 2001

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This collection of specially commissioned essays by experts in the field explores key dimensions of Robert Frost's poetry and life. Frost remains one of the most memorable and beguiling of modern poets. The essays in this volume enable readers to explore Frost's art and thought, from the controversies of his biography to his subtle reinvention of poetic and metric traditions. This volume will bring fresh perspectives to the poetry of an American master, and its chronology and guide to further reading will prove valuable to scholars and students alike.
He is an associate professor of literature at Claremont McKenna College. He is the author of Robert Frost & the Challenge of Darwin.
Title:The Cambridge Companion to Robert FrostFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.87 inPublished:June 18, 2001Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521634946

ISBN - 13:9780521634946


Table of Contents

1. The lives of Robert Frost Donald Sheehy; 2. Biography and the poetry of Robert Frost William Pritchard; 3. Frost and the question of pastoral Robert Faggen; 4. Frost and the ancient muses Helen Bacon; 5. Frost as a New England poet Lawrence Buell; 6. Meter and versification Timothy Steele; 7. Frost and metaphor Judith Oster; 8. Frost and the meditative lyric Blanford Parker; 9. Frost and poetic choice Mark Richardson; 10. Frost's politics George Monteiro; 11. Frost and economics Guy Rotella; 12. Human presence in Frost's poetry John Cunningham.

Editorial Reviews

"I was impressed by the evenness of the work, the insightful and incisive quality of the articles, which together amount to a judicious and sensitive treatment of the poet and his poetry. One of the most notable achievements of the essays is the fact that one never forgets in reading through them that Frost was first and foremost a craftsman of verse...I also commend the volume for its dedication to revealing for us the historical Frost...The delicate art of petry and Frost's vital metaphorical imaginiation come alive in the Cambridge Companion, and close attention to the book can make us better readers not only of Frost's poetry but of all poetry." The Robert Frost Review 2002