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Robert Frost and Northern Irish Poetry
     

Robert Frost and Northern Irish Poetry

by Rachel Buxton
 

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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 Drawing upon a diverse range of previously unpublished archival sources, Buxton takes as her particular focus the triangular dynamic of Frost, Heaney, and

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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 Drawing upon a diverse range of previously unpublished archival sources, Buxton takes as her particular focus the triangular dynamic of Frost, Heaney, and Muldoon, exploring the differing strengths which each Irish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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"A fresh and remarkably inventive contribution to modern poetry studies.... This is one of the few critical books I have read in many years that had me eagerly taking notes, wanting to reread its pages. It has prompted me to rethink not only the poetry of Robert Frost but its impact in the wider world."—Jay Parini, from the Foreword

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199264896
Publisher:
OUP Oxford
Publication date:
05/28/2004
Series:
Oxford English Monographs Series
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 5.70(h) x 0.80(d)

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