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Robert Frost's Poetry of Rural Life (Paperback) (George Monteiro)

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"Wise old Vergil says in one of his Georgics, 'Praise large farms, stick to small ones,'" Robert Frost told a friend. "Twenty acres are just about enough." 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.
"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"--
Number of Pages: 183
Genre: Literary Criticism
Sub-Genre: Poetry
Format: Paperback
Publisher: McFarland Publishing
Author: George Monteiro
Language: English
Street Date: February 25, 2015
TCIN: 16996901
UPC: 9780786497898
Item Number (DPCI): 247-44-1828

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