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- DescriptionWise old Virgil says in one of his Georgics, 'Praise large farms, stick to small ones,' Robert Frost told a friend. Twenty acres are just about eugh. Frost started out as a school teacher living the rural life of a would-be farmer, and later turned to farming full time when he bought a place of his own. After a sojourn in England where his first two books--A Boy's Will and North of Boston--were published to critical acclaim, he returned to New England, acquired a new farm and became a rustic for much of the rest of his life. Frost claimed that all of his poetry was farm poetry. His deep admiration for Virgil's Georgics, or poems of rural life, inspired the creation of his own New England georgics. This body of work can be seen as his answer to the haughty 20th-century modernism that seemed certain to define the future of Western poetry. Like the West-Running Brook in his poem of the same name, Frost's poetry can be seen as an embodiment of contrariness.
- Author BiographyGeorge Monteiro, professor emeritus of English and of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies at Brown University, USA, is the author or editor of books on Henry James, Henry Adams, Robert Frost, Stephen Crane, Emily Dickinson, Fernando Pessoa, and Luis de Camoes, among others.
- Author(s)George Monteiro
- PublisherMcFarland & Co Inc
- Date of Publication30/05/2015
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Place of PublicationJefferson, NC
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintMcFarland & Co Inc
- Weight249 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine15 mm
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