The Robert Frost encyclopedia / edited by Nancy Lewis Tuten and John Zubizarreta.

Contributor(s): Tuten, Nancy Lewis | Zubizarreta, JohnMaterial type: TextTextPublisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2001Description: xvi, 467 p. ; 24 cmISBN: 031329464X (alk. paper); 9780313294648 (alk. paper)Subject(s): Frost, Robert, 1874-1963 -- Encyclopedias | Poets, American -- 20th century -- Biography -- EncyclopediasAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Robert Frost encyclopedia.DDC classification: 811/.52 | B LOC classification: PS3511.R94 | Z459 2001Other classification: 18.06
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [423]-439) and index.

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Wonderfully handy, this reference book for Frost's work is like no other. The editors succeed admirably in creating a place to help readers begin to "make [themselves] at home among the poems," mindful of Frost's warning against "too much analysis." Individual entries for each poem form the greater part of the book, giving its publishing history, biographical and historical context, some explication, and a range of critical perspectives from early readings to "enduring 'takes'" and newer approaches. Entries on popular poems ("Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening") can be three pages long; more obscure poems may get ten lines. Far more selective entries cover people, places, events, ideas, and literary forms important to Frost. One might wish for more entries on members of Frost's family, but the editors decided to embed nearly all familial references in other entries. Examples of the thoughtful features that make this single volume useful include references to good sources with every entry; an ample, well-designed index; and cross-references from the poems to entries on topics (Frost's ideas about science, nature, or poetic theories) and forms or places (lyric, prose, England, Harvard). Highly recommended, despite its price, for any collection with more than faint interest in the work of this important US poet. M. H. Loe SUNY College at Oswego

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NANCY LEWIS TUTEN is Professor of English at Columbia College. She is the editor of a book of essays on Galway Kinnell and has published in such journals as the Robert Frost Review and The Walt Whitman Quarterly Review .

JOHN ZUBIZARRETA is Professor of English, Director of Honors and Faculty Development, and Dean of Undergraduate Studies at Columbia College. His essays have appeared in such journals as Literature/Film Quarterly , Christianity and Literature , Studies in Popular Culture , English Language Notes , and the Robert Frost Review .

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