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The Robert Frost Reader: Poetry and Prose

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Robert Frost was the most emblematically American of poets, a forthright advocate of both the art and craft of verse who was recognized and cherished as few other poets have ever been. This reader offers students and scholars a plethora of his speeches, interviews, correspondence, one-act plays, and other materials, as well as lengthy selections from all of Frost's books o ...more
Paperback, 544 pages
Published April 1st 2002 by Holt Paperbacks (first published 1972)
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Apr 09, 2013 Jamie rated it it was amazing
This book provides a great insight not only into the collection of poetry of Robert Frost, but also into his developing personality and perspective. Robert starts out very insecure about his poetry and his continued source of inspiration, and then blossoms with confidence by asserting his own personality and views. His last poem and letter both question the meaning of life and affirm his desire to never let life go.

"...there's one thing I shan't write in the past, present, or future, and that is
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In beautiful, accessible language, Frost taps into just about every emotion known to humanity. I love the way his poems share deep insights using simple vivid images.
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Frost is a master poet. Enough said.
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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 ...more
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