Robert Frost Speaking on Campus
Excerpts From His Talks, 1949-1962
Baker & Taylor
Offering insight into the four-time Pulitzer Prize-winning poet's lesser-known contributions as a teacher and lecturer, a collection of excerpts from forty-six of his presentations includes such topics as "What I think I'm doing when I write a poem," "The future of the world," and "Not freedom from, but freedom of."
Robert Frost’s poetry has triumphantly survived him, but most readers today have not known him in one of his most significant capacities—as teacher and lecturer. Here, collected for the first time, are excerpts from forty-six of his presentations delivered to students at more than thirty academic institutions over three decades. Frost’s topics include: “What I think I’m doing when I write a poem,” “Getting up things to say for yourself,” “The future of the world,” “Fall in love at sight,” and “Not freedom from, but freedom of.”Gathered by Edward Connery Lathem, editor of The Poetry of Robert Frost, and introduced by Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist David M. Shribman, Robert Frost: Speaking on Campus reveals Frost in the setting of both classroom and lecture hall, where he inspired thousands.
“Frost was the first American who could be honestly reckoned a master-poet by world standards.”—Robert Graves
This collection brings together excerpts from 46 of poet Robert Frost's lectures (some previously unpublished) at academic institutions from 1949 to 1962, the year before he died. Edited by the late Edward Lathem, a poetry scholar and librarian, the lectures relate to topics such as free verse, the value of a liberal arts education, the place of reading in adult life, politics, Romantic poetry, the Beat Generation, writing poetry, poetry's relationship to science, existentialism, and Eastern spirituality. The lectures are organized chronologically. The introduction, by journalist David Shribman, recounts Frost's speaking style and career. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Offering insight into the poet's lesser-known contributions as a teacher and lecturer, a collection of excerpts from forty-six of his presentations includes such topics as "What I think I'm doing when I write a poem" and "The future of the world."
New York : W.W. Norton & Co., 2009
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