Robert Frost and a Poetics of Appetite

Robert Frost and a Poetics of Appetite

by Katherine Kearns


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Robert Frost and a Poetics of Appetite by Katherine Kearns

Robert Frost and a Poetics of Appetite reads Frost's poetry within a theoretical perspective generated, but not limited by feminist analysis, and it evaluates Frost's persistent feminizing of poetic language in ways that he typically dramatizes as both erotic and humiliating. Kearns examines how Frost's dual and potentially conflicting obligations--to be manly and to be a poet--inform his entire poetics. The study unites psychobiographical and feminist approaches to create an adept and imaginative instrument of interpretation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521109987
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 04/30/2009
Series: Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture Series , #77
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Introduction: 'The Serpent's Tail'; 1. Irony: 'Teiresia's Gaze'; 2. Irony II: 'This Is Not a Pipe'; 3. Women: 'Dryads, Witches, and Hill Wives'; 4. Eros: 'The Mischief Maker'; 5. Prosody: 'White Noise'; 6. Lyricism: 'At the Back of the North Wind'; Conclusion: 'Out Far and in Deep'; Notes; Index.

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