S-Space College of Humanities (인문대학) Institute of Humanities (인문학연구원) Journal of humanities (인문논총) Journal of Humanities vol.20 (1988) (인문논총)
프로스트의 宗敎 : Frost's Religion
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- 서울대학교 인문대학 인문과학연구소
- 인문논총, Vol.20, pp. 75-90
- Religion in Frost's poetry has been treated as a matter of secondary importance, because of the dominance of nature in his poems. But religion, or religious nature, of his poetry has steadily attracted attention since 1960's. If we examine his works, however, we cannot find any definite evidence of the doctrine of Christianity or any doctrine of belief. The miracle, one of the most conspicuous features of religion, has no place in his work. Instead Neo-Platonism or Stoicism are the cores of his "religious" masques and "terrible" poems. His tragic "homes" and unsatisfactory "vocations," however, form a basis of religion. And his unpenetrable "nature" is presented as a condition of religion. In this sense only he can be called an essentially "religious" poet.