About the BookThis book fulfils the difficult task of quickening, and elucidating, fortifying and enlarging the poetry of two important poets of our time: Robert Frost and William Carlos Williams. It puts their creative act under scrutiny by the common parameter of a critical canon, aiming to place them as poets at a vantage point where the idea of man speaking out on behalf of man can find its true and free expression.
Written in a lucid style, and with a content that remain a landmark in American Studies by an Indian academic, the book does also privilege a deeper understanding of American Poetry in general while problematizing its inherent opposition between the egocentric as against the theocentric, man without history as against history without man, the antinomian as against the orthodox, personality as against culture and the Adamic as against the mythic.About the Author/sHarihar Rath did his MA in English from the University of Allahabad, and his Ph.D. in American Literature from Utkal University. Having been taught by the cream of Indian academics like S.C. Deb, P.E. Dustoor, Y. Sahai, K.K. Mehrotra, Bidhubhusan Das, Trilochan Misra, Prafulla Kumar Pati, Sarbeswar Dash and Prabhat Nalini Das, Dr. Rath imbibed their spirit of scholarly and intellectual dedication and had a back in his steady rise in the academic world.
Formerly Professor of English, Ravenshaw College, Cuttack (Orissa), Dr. Rath has numerous articles, essays, and papers to his credit published in different journals. He is a well-known translator, and a bilingual poet, and has been duly honoured with citation from the Orissa Sahitya Akademi (Bhubaneswar) for his contribution to Literature, Research and Education.