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|Publisher:||University Press of New England|
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About the Author
ROBERT PACK has published fifteen volumes of his own poetry and is Middlebury College Professor Emeritus of Literature and Creative Writing. Currently, he is teaching in the Honors College of the University of Montana in Missoula. He and Jay Parini have edited eight poetry anthologies for UPNE, the most recent of which is Contemporary Poetry of New England (2002).
Table of Contents
Taking Dominion over the Wilderness • Darwin, the Book of Job, and Frost's A Masque of Reason • Loss and Inheritance in Wordsworth's "Michael" and Frost's "Wild Grapes" • Mourning and Acceptance • The Modern Muse: Stevens and Frost • Enigmatical Reserve: Robert Frost as Teacher and Preacher • Robert Frost's "As If" Belief • Self-Decpetion, Lying, and Fictive Truthfulness • Reading the Landscape: Place and Nothingness • Parenthood and Perspective • Index of Major Themes • Index of Authors, Works, and Literary Characters
What People are Saying About This
"Robert Pack's book about Frost's poetry brings to it a lifetime experience of English and American verse. In addition to providing close readings of some of Frost's best poems, he puts them in challenging literary contexts: considering, for example, the idea of 'mourning' in 'Death of the Hired Man' and 'Home Burial' in relation to poems of Wordsworth, Blake, Hopkins, Dylan Thomas; or bringing out Frost's poetic distinctiveness by an extended comparison with that of Wallace Stevens. A wise, generous, and passionate account of how and why poetry matters."
William H. Pritchard, Amherst College