This chapter argues that Thomas's and Frost's poetry exhibits many features highlighted by recent new materialist criticism -- in respect of the entanglement between selves and objects, their fundamental interdependence and the consequence of that perspective for man/ nature relations, human / animal relations, the material quality of memory, interpersonal exchange (including literary influence) and the form in which communities debate. The discussion is based around the presence of soil (and its near-synonyms) in a number of poems and prose passages from both writers.
|Title of host publication||Anticipatory Materialisms in LIterature and Philosophy, 1790-1930|
|Editors||Jo Carruthers, Nour Dakkak, Rebecca Spence|
|Place of Publication||Basingstoke|
|Number of pages||22|
|Publication status||Published - 27 Jan 2020|