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Robert Frost: The Work of Knowing With a New Afterword

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Here is the first authoritative and comprehensive collection of Robert Frost's writings. It brings together in a single volume all the major poetry, all of Frost's dramatic writing, and the most extensive gathering of his prose writings ever published. The core of this collection is the 1949 "Complete Poems of Robert Frost," the last edition supervised by the poet himselff ...more
Paperback, 349 pages
Published April 1st 1990 by Stanford University Press (first published October 13th 1977)
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Peter
Feb 14, 2009 added it
I really enjoyed his book. It helped me to think about Frost. I was particularly interested in some of Poirier's ideas about Frost and irony. I had been reading a good deal of Frost lately and was really ripe to read about him. His line is remarkable. So innovative. As a friend of mine says, the freshest iambic line since Milton. How to describe it, that is the trick. One wants to talk about Frost's line as if it were ruder or more primitive, partially because he uses enjambment so much less tha ...more
Nathan
Aug 17, 2008 rated it really liked it
I actually have not read this book so much as I've sampled it deeply, but I can say without any doubt that it is a phenomenally incisive and interesting look at Frost's work. Poirier makes me feel ineloquent and dull, and he is unparalleled when it comes to deciphering Frost's sometimes stunning complexity.

Not very light reading, nor for those who aren't mildly (or majorly) obsessed with Frost - the only reason that I've left it at four stars.
Sur Cur Lengel
Sep 09, 2009 rated it really liked it
The three
suspicious
geese
only allow
so
much space
to squeeze between
us.
No one
cares--
more and more
anymore.

(I read this book a second time in June '09)
Michael Arnold
It was ok. A lot of good information here, and maybe a lot of bad information too.
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