Robert Frost: Speaking on Campus: Excerpts from His Talks, 1949-1962 [NOOK Book]

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“Frost was the first American who could be honestly reckoned a master-poet by world standards.”—Robert Graves


Robert Frost’s poetry has triumphantly survived him, but most readers today have not known him in one of his most significant capacities—as teacher and lecturer. Here, collected for the first time, are excerpts from forty-six of his presentations delivered to students at more than thirty academic institutions over three decades. Frost’s topics include: “What I think I’m doing when I write a poem,” ...

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Robert Frost: Speaking on Campus: Excerpts from His Talks, 1949-1962

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Overview

“Frost was the first American who could be honestly reckoned a master-poet by world standards.”—Robert Graves


Robert Frost’s poetry has triumphantly survived him, but most readers today have not known him in one of his most significant capacities—as teacher and lecturer. Here, collected for the first time, are excerpts from forty-six of his presentations delivered to students at more than thirty academic institutions over three decades. Frost’s topics include: “What I think I’m doing when I write a poem,” “Getting up things to say for yourself,” “The future of the world,” “Fall in love at sight,” and “Not freedom from, but freedom of.”



Gathered by Edward Connery Lathem, editor of The Poetry of Robert Frost, and introduced by Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist David M. Shribman, Robert Frost: Speaking on Campus reveals Frost in the setting of both classroom and lecture hall, where he inspired thousands.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393076974
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/28/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 232
  • File size: 700 KB

Meet the Author

Robert Frost, whose career spanned half a century, not only became America’s most widely read and cherished poet but also emerged as an immensely popular public figure. He won four Pulitzer Prizes.
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Table of Contents

Getting up things to say for yourself 3

Where poetry comes in 15

Handling figures of speech 22

"Anxiety for the Liberal Arts" 30

A book side to everything 42

Not freedom from, but freedom of 48

Of rapid reading and what we call "completion" 55

No surprise to me, no surprise to anybody else 60

Pieces of knitting to go on with 67

Everything in the world comes in pairs 73

My kind of fooling 79

About "the great misgiving" 87

Wondering how convictions are had 96

Something you live by till you live by something else 100

Some gamble - something of uncertainty 105

The future of the world 108

Hang around for the refinement of sentiment 112

What I think I'm doing when I write a poem 116

Of the "elect" and the "elected" 124

Fall in love at sight 131

Thinking about generalizations 135

"In on the Ground Floor" 140

A certain restlessness 143

About thinking and of perishing to shine 147

A gentler interest in the fine things 153

Let's say bravely ... that poetry counts 157

I'll tell you a little about my walks 165

References 173

Index 175

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