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A Masque of Mercy by Robert Frost
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Jul 12, 2012

it was ok
Read from July 11 to 12, 2012

A bit better than a Masque of Reason. That's not high praise. This time Frost crams Jonah, Jezebel, Paul and "My Brother's Keeper" into a room and has them trade philosophical thoughts for a while. Basically, it's an anti-modernist manifesto that dances around a set of issues which are better dealt with either at much greater length or in the epigrammatic style, verging on silence, of the mystics. Paid my dues with Frost's drama and now I get to go back to the last couple of volumes of poetry as I finish my grand tour of Frost. The only reason to spend time on the Masques is if you're writing a dissertation on "The Minor Frost."

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