Robert Frost and Northern Irish Poetry [NOOK Book]

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This is a pioneering study of the politics of Irish-American literary connections and exchanges, offering a much-needed assessment of Frost's significance for Northern Irish poetry of the past half-century. Drawing upon a diverse range of previously unpublished archival sources, Buxton takes as her particular focus the triangular dynamic of Frost, Heaney, and Muldoon, exploring the differing strengths which each Irish poet finds in Frost's work.

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Robert Frost and Northern Irish Poetry

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Overview

This is a pioneering study of the politics of Irish-American literary connections and exchanges, offering a much-needed assessment of Frost's significance for Northern Irish poetry of the past half-century. Drawing upon a diverse range of previously unpublished archival sources, Buxton takes as her particular focus the triangular dynamic of Frost, Heaney, and Muldoon, exploring the differing strengths which each Irish poet finds in Frost's work.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780191514715
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 5/27/2004
  • Series: Oxford English Monographs
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 647 KB

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Table of Contents

Foreword
I Robert Frost and Northern Irish poetry : introduction 3
1 A crucial figure 8
II 'The acoustic of Frost' - Frost and Heaney
2 Assimilations of influence 39
3 Strategic retreat 58
4 Language and communication 83
III 'The Frost has designs on it' - Frost and Muldoon
5 Never quite showing his hand 113
6 Structure and serendipity 133
7 Intention, purpose, and design 161
Afterword : speaking of contraries 189
App. A Paul Muldoon, considering the islands' 192
App. B Seamus Heaney, 'obituary' 193
App. C Paul Muldoon, 'the sharping stone' 194
App. D Paul Muldoon, 'the swing' 195
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