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The Resource The American landscape in the poetry of Frost, Bishop, and Ashbery : the house abandoned, Marit J. MacArthur

The American landscape in the poetry of Frost, Bishop, and Ashbery : the house abandoned, Marit J. MacArthur

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The American landscape in the poetry of Frost, Bishop, and Ashbery : the house abandoned
Title
The American landscape in the poetry of Frost, Bishop, and Ashbery
Title remainder
the house abandoned
Statement of responsibility
Marit J. MacArthur
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Robert Frost, Elizabeth Bishop, and John Ashbery stand out among major American poets - all three shaped the direction and pushed the boundaries of contemporary poetry on an international scale. Drawing on biography, cultural history, and original archival research, MacArthur shows us that these distinctive poets share one surprisingly central trope in their oeuvres: the Romantic scene of the abandoned house. This book scrutinizes the popular notion of Frost as a deeply rooted New Englander, demonstrates that Frost had an underestimated influence on Bishop - whose obsession with travel is the obverse of his preoccupation with houses and dwelling - and questions dominant, anti-biographical readings of Ashbery as an urban-identified poet. As she reads poems that evoke particular landscapes and houses lost and abandoned by these poets, MacArthur also sketches relevant cultural trends, including patterns of rural de-settlement, the transformation of rural economies from agriculture to tourism, and modern America's increasing mobility and rootlessness."--Jacket
  • "Robert Frost, Elizabeth Bishop, and John Ashbery stand out among major American poets - all three shaped the direction and pushed the boundaries of contemporary poetry on an international scale. Drawing on biography, cultural history, and original archival research, MacArthur shows us that these distinctive poets share one surprisingly central trope in their oeuvres: the Romantic scene of the abandoned house. This book scrutinizes the popular notion of Frost as a deeply rooted New Englander, demonstrates that Frost had an underestimated influence on Bishop - whose obsession with travel is the obverse of his preoccupation with houses and dwelling - and questions dominant, anti-biographical readings of Ashbery as an urban-identified poet. As she reads poems that evoke particular landscapes and houses lost and abandoned by these poets, MacArthur also sketches relevant cultural trends, including patterns of rural de-settlement, the transformation of rural economies from agriculture to tourism, and modern America's increasing mobility and rootlessness."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
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MacArthur, Marit J
Dewey number
811/.540936
Index
index present
LC call number
PS310.L3
LC item number
M33 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
American literature readings in the 21st century
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Frost, Robert
  • Bishop, Elizabeth
  • Ashbery, John
  • American poetry
  • Landscapes in literature
  • Abandoned houses in literature
  • Rural conditions in literature
  • Country life in literature
  • Nostalgia in literature
Label
The American landscape in the poetry of Frost, Bishop, and Ashbery : the house abandoned, Marit J. MacArthur
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [235]-242) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Robert Frost : "The ruined cottage" in America -- Elizabeth Bishop : Incarnations of the "crypto-dream-house" -- John Ashbery : The farm on the lake at the end of the mind
Control code
154703609
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
257 pages
Isbn
9780230603226
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007047161
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)154703609
Label
The American landscape in the poetry of Frost, Bishop, and Ashbery : the house abandoned, Marit J. MacArthur
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [235]-242) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Robert Frost : "The ruined cottage" in America -- Elizabeth Bishop : Incarnations of the "crypto-dream-house" -- John Ashbery : The farm on the lake at the end of the mind
Control code
154703609
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
257 pages
Isbn
9780230603226
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007047161
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)154703609

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