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Robert Frost : a life

Author: Jay Parini
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A biography of Robert Frost, the poet who won four Pulitzer prizes before dying in 1963. The book describes his early life--he wanted to be a baseball player--his farming in New England, its influence on his poetry, and his many bouts with depression and self-doubt.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Robert Frost; Robert Frost; Robert Frost; Robert Frost
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jay Parini
ISBN: 0805031812 9780805031812 0805063412 9780805063417
OCLC Number: 39223690
Notes: "An Owl Book."
Description: xii, 514 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Once by the Pacific: 1874-1885 --
Home is where they have to take you in: 1886-1892 --
Masks of gloom: 1893-1895 --
Trials by existence: 1896-1900 --
Farm in Derry: 1901-1905 --
Ache of memory: Pinkerton and Plymouth: 1906-1911 --
Place apart: 1912-1913 --
In a yellow wood: 1914-1915 --
Home again: 1915-1916 --
Person of good aspirations: 1917-1919 --
Living in Vermont: 1920-1922 --
Mind skating circles: 1923-1925 --
Taken and tossed: 1926-1927 --
Original response: 1928-1930 --
Building soil: 1931-1934 --
His own strategic retreat: 1935-1938 --
Depths below depths: 1939-1940 --
Corridors of woe: 1941-1944 --
Height of the adventure: 1945-1947 --
Great enterprise of life: 1948-1953 --
Winter owl: 1954-1959 --
Ages and ages hence: 1960-1963.
Responsibility: Jay Parini.
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Parini spent more than 20 years interviewing friends of Frost and working in the poet's archives to produce this definitive and insightful portrait of both the public and private man. 16-page photo  Read more...

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A pleasure to read, combining penetrating commentary on the poetry and good illustrative anecdotes. Mr. Parini has brought Frost more sharply into focus. "Christopher LehmanHaupt, The New York Times" Read more...

 
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