The Ordeal of Robert Frost the Poet and His Poetics
- List Price: $20.00
- Binding: Paperback
- Publisher: Univ of Illinois Pr
- Publish date: 09/01/2000
- ISBN: 9780252068997
- ISBN10: 0252068998
Through close readings of Frost's poetry and often ignored prose, Richardson argues that Frost's debates with Van Wyck Brooks, Malcolm Cowley, and H. L. Mencken informed his poetics and his poetic style just as much as did his deep identification with earlier writers like Emerson and William James. Richardson also uncovers Frost's neglected similarities with, and important differences from, Pound and Eliot.