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Robert Frost : a biography

Author: Jeffrey Meyers
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Company, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This riveting biography, by a master of the genre, gives a radically new interpretation of Robert Frost both as man and poet. Meyers explores Frost's troubled relations with his wife, Elinor, and his Job-like family life. Two of his children died in infancy, one died in childbirth, one became insane, and one killed himself. These tragedies were reflected in his terrifying art. The Frost that emerges from this  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Meyers, Jeffrey.
Robert Frost.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin, ©1996
(OCoLC)605147125
Named Person: Robert Frost; Robert Frost; Robert Frost; Robert Frost
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey Meyers
ISBN: 0395728096 9780395728093
OCLC Number: 33358138
Notes: "A Peter Davison book."
Description: xvi, 424 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. San Francisco, 1874-1885 --
2. North of Boston, 1885-1895 --
3. Marriage, 1895-1900 --
4. A Hampshire lad, 1900-1906 --
5. Pinkerton and Plymouth, 1906-1912 --
6. England and Ezra Pound, 1912-1914 --
7. Gloucestershire and Edward Thomas, 1914-1915 --
8. The return of the native, 1915-1916 --
9. Teaching at Amherst, 1917-1920 --
10. Michigan and the lecture circuit, 1921-1926 --
11. Acquainted with the night, 1927-1934 --
12. Poets and biographers, 1934-1938 --
13. Death and chaos, 1938 --
14. Kay Morrison, 1938-1942 --
15. Harvard and Dartmouth, 1940-1949 --
16. An abundance of honors, 1950-1957 --
17. Pound and the terrifying Frost, 1958-1959 --
18. Kennedy and Israel, 1960-1962 --
19. Frost at midnight, 1962-1963 --
Appendix I. Literary allusions --
Appendix II. Academic positions.
Responsibility: Jeffrey Meyers.

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This riveting biography, by a master of the genre, gives a radically new interpretation of Robert Frost both as man and poet. Meyers explores Frost's troubled relations with his wife, Elinor, and his Job-like family life. Two of his children died in infancy, one died in childbirth, one became insane, and one killed himself. These tragedies were reflected in his terrifying art. The Frost that emerges from this biography is neither the hayseed sage that he cultivated in his public persona nor the monster in human form depicted by his previous biographer. He is subtle and engaging, a passionate and tragic figure.

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