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Former Faculty Member Publishes Book on Robert Frost


David Sanders, Professor Emeritus of English at St. John Fisher College, has published a study of poet Robert Frost, A Divided Poet, which was released by Camden House, an imprint of Boydell and Brewer.

Frost's second book of verse, North of Boston, brought him into national prominence in 1915. In A Divided Poet, Sanders, a Frost scholar, explores Frost's complex connection to his poetic characters, and provides new readings of his individual poems.

"I think Sanders' argument, which places North of Boston at the center of Frost's work, is exactly right. Remarkably sound, intelligently organized, and beautifully written, this book will make a deep impression on modern poetry studies, on Frost studies, on the study of poetry in general," said Frost scholar Jay Parini, author of Robert Frost: A Life.

Another Frost scholar, George Monteiro, who wrote Robert Frost and the New England Renaissance, said, "Much has been written about Frost and undoubtedly much more will be written, but I have a hunch that this productively provocative contribution to the scholarship on our greatest twentieth-century poet will stand the test of time."

The book is now available through Camden House and Lavery Library also has a copy.

Founded in 1979, Camden House publishes scholarly books dealing with German-language literature and culture. In recent years, it has begun also to concentrate on German film studies, American literature studies, and cultural history.

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