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A Further Range

Virginia F. Smith

in A Scientific Companion to Robert Frost

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781942954484
eISBN:
9781786945099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781942954484.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

The years between West-Running Brook and the publication of the Pulitzer-Prize winning collection A Further Range in 1936 were filled with great upheaval, joy, and sadness for the Frost family, ... More


A Scientific Companion to Robert Frost

Virginia F. Smith

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781942954484
eISBN:
9781786945099
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781942954484.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Mention Robert Frost and people instantly think of snowy woods and less-traveled paths and rural neighbors meeting to fix their stone fence. But what does Robert Frost have to do with science? You ... More


In the Clearing

Virginia F. Smith

in A Scientific Companion to Robert Frost

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781942954484
eISBN:
9781786945099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781942954484.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Fifteen years passed between the publication of Steeple Bush in 1947 and In the Clearing in 1962. Frost, now eighty-seven years old, had moved into the realm of national treasure and cultural icon. ... More


Never Quite Showing his Hand: Robert Frost and Paul Muldoon

Rachel Buxton

in Paul Muldoon: Critical Essays

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853238683
eISBN:
9781846313745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238683.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter explores the impact of Robert Frost's poetry on Paul Muldoon's work. It shows that Muldoon has, at times, written Frost into his poetry — for example, ‘The Country Club’ began life with ... More


Preexistence in the Modern Age

Terryl L. Givens

in When Souls Had Wings: Pre-Mortal Existence in Western Thought

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195313901
eISBN:
9780199871933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313901.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Some contemporary theologians have called for a return to Origen. Nicholas Berdyaev advocated the idea, but the Eastern Orthodox Church strenuously resists the idea, as does the Roman Catholic ... More


Beyond Meaning: Differing Fates of Some Modernist Poets’ Investments of Belief in Sounds

Natalie Gerber

in Critical Rhythm: The Poetics of a Literary Life Form

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780823282043
eISBN:
9780823285983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823282043.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Modernist American poets Robert Frost, Wallace Stevens, and William Carlos Williams insisted on the values of linguistic sound beyond the semantic. Stevens focused on the modulations of the sounds ... More


Steeple Bush

Virginia F. Smith

in A Scientific Companion to Robert Frost

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781942954484
eISBN:
9781786945099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781942954484.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Published in 1947, Steeple Bush was not critically well-received. It was a highly diverse volume that begins with loving descriptions of flower-filled meadows and young trees in poems such as “A ... More


New Hampshire

Virginia F. Smith

in A Scientific Companion to Robert Frost

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781942954484
eISBN:
9781786945099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781942954484.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Frost earned his first of four Pulitzer Prizes for the collection New Hampshire, which was published in 1923. In the years preceding this volume, Frost endured personal heartache, including family ... More


Humans and Other Animals

John Holmes

in Darwin's Bards: British and American Poetry in the Age of Evolution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639403
eISBN:
9780748652174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639403.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter focuses on three types of animal that have played particular symbolic roles in poetry since Charles Darwin. In birds of prey, Robinson Jeffers, Ted Hughes, Richard Eberhart and others ... More


Muldoon and Pragmatism

John Redmond

in Paul Muldoon: Critical Essays

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853238683
eISBN:
9781846313745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238683.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines the way in which Paul Muldoon, following Robert Frost, complicates the reading experience in a particular way. This complicating process, and the desire on behalf of both poets ... More


Mountain Interval

Virginia F. Smith

in A Scientific Companion to Robert Frost

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781942954484
eISBN:
9781786945099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781942954484.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

In early 1915, the Frost family made a hurried departure from England as the war in Europe escalated. Although they successfully escaped the ravages of World War I, at the time the most mechanized ... More


West-Running Brook

Virginia F. Smith

in A Scientific Companion to Robert Frost

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781942954484
eISBN:
9781786945099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781942954484.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

The years preceding the 1928 publication of West-Running Brook were a time of relative calm and prosperity for Frost and his family. Frost became a grandfather and received prestigious, and ... More


A Witness Tree

Virginia F. Smith

in A Scientific Companion to Robert Frost

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781942954484
eISBN:
9781786945099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781942954484.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

The years leading up to the publication of A Witness Tree in 1942 saw Frost become a widower, lose his son to suicide, and begin to rebuild his life with the help of fellow writers and friends. Yet, ... More


An Afterword

Virginia F. Smith

in A Scientific Companion to Robert Frost

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781942954484
eISBN:
9781786945099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781942954484.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This short collection was published as part of The Complete Poems of Robert Frost 1949, just two years after Steeple Bush. Now seventy-five years old, Frost continued to travel, teach, and receive ... More


A Boy’s Will

Virginia F. Smith

in A Scientific Companion to Robert Frost

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781942954484
eISBN:
9781786945099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781942954484.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter describes the scientific and natural allusions in Frost’s first collection, A Boy’s Will, which was published in 1913. The language and imagery in this collection are based on Frost’s ... More


Uncollected Poems

Virginia F. Smith

in A Scientific Companion to Robert Frost

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781942954484
eISBN:
9781786945099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781942954484.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

The poems described in this chapter never appeared as part of a collected volume during Frost’s lifetime, but are included here because they have noteworthy scientific or technical content. Because ... More


Frost and Roses: The Disenchantment of a Reluctant Modernist

Harry Berger

in Figures of a Changing World: Metaphor and the Emergence of Modern Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823257478
eISBN:
9780823261550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257478.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter claims that Robert Frost writes as a reluctant modernist, someone who politely doubts and disapproves of modernity's pursuit of disenchantment. It begins by examining Frost's poem “The ... More


North of Boston

Virginia F. Smith

in A Scientific Companion to Robert Frost

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781942954484
eISBN:
9781786945099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781942954484.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

North of Boston was published in 1914, just a year after A Boy's Will, while the Frost family was in England’s scenic West Country. The poems, many of which are long, dramatic narratives, are mostly ... More


A Masque of Reason

Virginia F. Smith

in A Scientific Companion to Robert Frost

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781942954484
eISBN:
9781786945099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781942954484.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This masque, or play, published in 1945, based on the biblical story of Job, is a wide-ranging and humorous exchange between a husband and wife pair and God. Despite a simple and seemingly timeless ... More


Frost’s Notebooks: A Disaster Revisited

William Logan

in Guilty Knowledge, Guilty Pleasure: The Dirty Art of Poetry

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166867
eISBN:
9780231537230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166867.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter reviews the editing of The Notebooks of Robert Frost. The New Republic called the book “expertly edited and annotated” while TLS declared the edition a “superb job” and a “labour of ... More


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