Robert Frost: A Life

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Macmillan, Mar 15, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 514 pages
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This fascinating reassessment of America's most popular and famous poet reveals a more complex and enigmatic man than many readers might expect. Jay Parini spent over twenty years interviewing friends of Robert Frost and working in the poet's archives at Dartmouth, Amherst, and elsewhere to produce this definitive and insightful biography of both the public and private man. While he depicts the various stages of Frost's colorful life, Parini also sensitively explores the poet's psyche, showing how he dealt with adversity, family tragedy, and depression. By taking the reader into the poetry itself, which he reads closely and brilliantly, Parini offers an insightful road map to Frost's remarkable world.

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Parini, a poet (House of Days, 1998), biographer (John Steinbeck, 1995), and novelist (Benjamin's Crossing, 1998), delivers a sensitive life of Frost that highlights the poet's struggle to find light ... Read full review

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Parini, a Middlebury College English professor, poet, novelist, and essayist (e.g., Some Necessary Angels, LJ 2/1/98) believes that there is more to be said about Robert Frost, especially as a husband ... Read full review

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Jay Parini, a poet, novelist, and biographer, is Axinn Professor of English at Middlebury College. His books include The Last Station, John Steinbeck, and Benjamin's Crossing. He lives in Middlebury, Vermont.

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