Harvard University Press has partnered with De Gruyter to make available for sale worldwide virtually all in-copyright HUP books that had become unavailable since their original publication. The 2,800 titles in the “e-ditions” program can be purchased individually as PDF eBooks or as hardcover reprint (“print-on-demand”) editions via the “Available from De Gruyter” link above. They are also available to institutions in ten separate subject-area packages that reflect the entire spectrum of the Press’s catalog. More about the E-ditions Program »
In this study of the poetry of Robert Frost, Caroline Ford comes to the conclusion that his poetry is based on convictions of life’s meaning, which show amazing consistency with all that he has written. His presentation of this philosophy is unique. Just as he finds provinciality of subject-matter necessary to universal appreciation, he feels that the limited gateway of poetry helps one to understand the major beliefs of life. Belief, to Frost, is the keynote of a man’s development and is capable of appearing in many forms. What constitutes pathos in his poetry is essentially the inability of certain people to believe in anything that can furnish them with motives for sustained effort. His optimistic poems, on the other hand, deal with the renewal or success of these major beliefs.