Homage to Robert Frost
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Homage to Robert Frost

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Three of our generation's greatest poets explore the misconceptions and mythologies that surround Robert Frost.
Paperback, 128 pages
Published September 30th 1997 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (first published September 1st 1996)
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Almost too good to be true. Three master practitioners reading a master (Eliot and Stevens will never mean as much to me as Frost does). This is criticism at the highest level--the level of dream-interpretation, of revelation. Brodsky's essay is actually one of his Mount Holyoke class lectures. Envy!
Feb 27, 2014 Linda rated it 5 of 5 stars
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This thoughtful foray into the poetry and voice of Robert Frost also gives the reader a wonderful glimpse into the voices of Joseph Brodsky, Seamus Heaney and Derek Walcott, winners of the Nobel Prize in Literature all. The three poets are wonderful in their individual takes on Frost and his process of creating a poem: choice of words, cadence, counterbalance of emotion and events within the poem, the dark side of Robert Frost within his Yankee hominess, his ear for tones and tunes (an abstract...more
I saw that the first part reprints Brodsky's essay in the New Yorker back in 1994, on Frost's poems "Come In" and "Home Burial." I still remember the impression that article made on me when the magazine came in the weekly mail, having a poet like Brodsky commenting on and appreciating Frost.
Nicolas Brannon
Brodsky's "On Grief and Reason" is the highlight. An astounding, provocative reading of Frost.
Feb 14, 2009 Peter added it
Three good essays. I particularly liked Brodsky's reading of "Come In"
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Iosif Aleksandrovich Brodsky (Russian: Ио́сиф Алекса́ндрович Бро́дский, IPA: [ɪˈosʲɪf ˈbrot͡skʲɪj] was a Russian poet and essayist.

Born in Leningrad in 1940, Brodsky ran afoul of Soviet authorities and was expelled from the Soviet Union in 1972, settling in America with the help of W. H. Auden and other supporters. He taught thereafter at universities including those at Yale, Cambridge and Michiga...more
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