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Robert Frost A Life
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  • Published: 2 March 2001
  • ISBN: 9780712664875
  • Imprint: Pimlico
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 512
  • RRP: $49.99

Robert Frost A Life


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The definitive biography of one of the world's favourite poets: 'The Road Not Taken' is one of the most quoted - and most inspirational - poems of the twentieth century.

In this new biography of Robert Frost (1874-1963), Jay Parini offers a major reassessment of the life and work of America's premier poet. He traces the various stages of his colourful life: his boyhood in San Francisco, his young manhood in rural New England, his college days in Dartmouth and Harvard, the years of farming in New Hampshire, and the sojourn in England, where he befriended Edward Thomas, Ezra Pound and other major figures of modern poetry. He shows how Frost gradually evolved from poet to cultural icon, becoming a friend of presidents, and a sage whose announcements attracted world press attention.

  • Pub date: 2 March 2001
  • ISBN: 9780712664875
  • Imprint: Pimlico
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 512
  • RRP: $49.99

About the Author

Jay Parini

Jay Parini has written four books of poetry and five novels, including Anthracite City, The Patch Boys, Town Life and The Last Station. He has also written a biography of John Steinbeck and a critical study of Theodore Roethke. He teaches at Middlebury College, in Vermont, where he lives with his wife and three sons.

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