Robert Frost: A Life

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Henry Holt and Company, Jun 9, 2015 - Biography & Autobiography - 528 pages
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

Contents

18741885
5
Home Is Where They Have
20
18931895
38
18961900
55
19011905
73
The Ache of Memory
92
19121913
115
19141915
132
19311934
269
19351938
291
19391940
311
19411944
333
19451947
356
19481953
375
19541959
392
19601963
412

19151916
159
19171919
177
19201922
193
19231925
214
19261927 231
231
19281930
251
Conclusion
441
Frost and His Biographers
449
Notes and Sources
459
Selected Bibliography
485
Index
489
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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 (Owl Books, 0-8050-5823-0), John Steinbeck (Owl Books, 0-8050-4700-X), and Benjamin's Crossing (Owl Books, 0-8050-5824-9). He lives in Middlebury, Vermont.

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