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Description - Robert Frost: a Life by Jay Parini

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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780805063417
ISBN-10: 0805063412
Format: Paperback
Imprint: Owl Books,U.S.
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company Inc
Publish Date: 2-Oct-1998
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Jay Parini

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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