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The Robert Frost Reader Poetry and Prose

Robert Frost; Edited by Edward Connery Lathem and Lawrance Thompson

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0805070214

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544 Pages

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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 of verse. Though many have been drawn to the poet's seemingly old-fashioned simplicity, this diverse collection in fact reveals that Frost's work was often dark or ironic in tone—and always subtle and complex.

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"Frost has bequeathed to his nation a body of imperishable verse from which Americans will forever gain joy and understanding."—John F. Kennedy

"Frost was the first American poet who could honestly be reckoned a master-poet by world standards."—Robert Graves

"[Our] most eminent [and] most distinguished . . . Anglo-American poet."—T.S. Eliot

"Frost [is among] the greatest of the American poets of the 20th century."—Randall Jarrell

"No other American poet has so much art or so much subject matter."—Mark Van Doren

"Of all the poetry written in our generation, Frost's is most likely to stand the test of time."—Lewis Gannett

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Robert Frost (1874-1963) is widely regarded as one of America's finest poets. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry on four different occasions, and also served as Consultant in Poetry at the Library of Congress.
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  • Robert Frost; Edited by Edward Connery Lathem and Lawrance Thompson

  • Robert Frost (1874-1963) is widely regarded as one of America's finest poets. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry on four different occasions, and also served as Consultant in Poetry at the Library of Congress.
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