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Frost Bite

A recently discovered poem by Robert Frost has brought fame—and controversy—to an English student

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"A 'Frost scholar' is a rather nice thing to be," says Stilling. "I just happen to have a number of other interests, as most 'Frost scholars' surely do, and it's way too soon to know whom or what I'll be spending my time working on in the next few years."

To the question, "Are there significant disadvantages to your present fame?" Vladimir Nabokov once said, "Lolita is famous, not I." For Stilling, the only foreseeable disadvantage to his present fame is that he might be pigeon-holed as a single-author scholar, but Stilling maintains humbly that it is indeed Frost who is and will always be famous, not he.

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