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Robert Frost - American Writers 2

Robert Frost - American Writers 2: University of Minnesota Pamphlets on American Writers

LAWRANCE THOMPSON
Copyright Date: 1959
Edition: NED - New edition
Pages: 48
https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5749/j.ctttv874
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    Robert Frost - American Writers 2
    Book Description:

    Robert Frost. To meet a need which had been felt for some time both in the United States and abroad, the pamphlet series, the University of Minnesota Pamphlets on American Writers, was established in 1959. By providing readable critical introductions to American Writers, the pamphlets were designed to meet the needs and tastes of mature students and readers of imaginative literature throughout the world.

    eISBN: 978-0-8166-5241-9
    Subjects: History

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  1. Front Matter
    (pp. 1-4)
  2. Robert Frost
    (pp. 5-44)

    In Robert Frost’s dramatic dialogue entitled “West-running Brook” a farmer and his wife are represented as admiring the contrary direction of a small New England stream which must turn eastward, somewhere, to flow into the Atlantic. As they talk, they notice how the black water, catching on a sunken rock, flings a white wave backward, against the current. The husband says,

    “Speaking of contraries, see how the brook In that white wave runs counter to itself.”

    Within the poem, various “contraries” are interlocked to illuminate one of the poet’s major and recurrent themes; yet no harm is done the poem...

  3. Selected Bibliography
    (pp. 45-46)