A Masque Of Reason
by Robert Frost
Published in 1945 by the Henry Holt Company. Both book and dust jacket are in very good condition. Slight rubbing and a few small nicks to dust jacket. This is a verse drama, published on the occasion of Frost's 70th birthday. Seldom seen in such a fine dust jacket.
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Dramatic poem/play in which God, Job, Job's Wife, and Satan engage in a not-particularly interesting conversation on the topic of theodicy. Guess Frost needed to get it out of his system. A few good lines, but if forced to choose between this and one of George Bernard Shaw's short philosophical plays (which I almost always hate), I'd go with Shaw. Frost wrote another Masque, A Masque of Mercy. Since I'm reading my way through Frost's complete poetry, I'll take it on, but I can't say as how I'm d...more
Flinty, moody, plainspoken and deep, Robert Frost was one of America's most popular 20th-century poets. Frost was farming in Derry, New Hampshire when, at the age of 38, he sold the farm, uprooted his family and moved to England, where he devoted himself to his poetry. His first two books of verse, A Boy's Will (1913) and North of Boston (1914), were immediate successes. In 1915 he returned to the...moreMore about Robert Frost...