Collected Poems, Prose, and Plays

Collected Poems Prose and Plays The library of America is dedicated to publishing America s best and most significant writing in handsome enduring volumes featuring authoritative texts Hailed as the finest looking longest lasting

  • Title: Collected Poems, Prose, and Plays
  • Author: Robert Frost Richard Poirier Mark Richardson
  • ISBN: 9781883011062
  • Page: 227
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The library of America is dedicated to publishing America s best and most significant writing in handsome, enduring volumes, featuring authoritative texts Hailed as the finest looking, longest lasting editions ever made The New Republic , Library of America volumes make a fine gift for any occasion Now, with exactly one hundred volumes to choose from, there is a perfeThe library of America is dedicated to publishing America s best and most significant writing in handsome, enduring volumes, featuring authoritative texts Hailed as the finest looking, longest lasting editions ever made The New Republic , Library of America volumes make a fine gift for any occasion Now, with exactly one hundred volumes to choose from, there is a perfect gift for everyone In presenting Frost to us so fully and intelligently, The Library of America series has exceeded its usual high standard and produced a book you can t spiritually afford not to own William Pritchard, The Boston Globe

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    1. Despite metaphor’s singular importance to literature and perception, few literary artists have consciously explored its hyperreal implications. Robert Frost is a rare exception. He frequently struggled with the implications of metaphor in his work, coming to an understanding “that all thinking metaphorical” and, thus, a simulation of reality (Frost 720). Indeed, Frost’s preoccupation with metaphor and, subsequently, simulation make his poetry and prose important manifestations of literar [...]

    2. Reading this right after books of poetry by Coleridge and Shelley was a pleasure, even a relief. I don't hold "doth" and "lady fair" against poets such as Shakespeare and Donne--they seem to be using their own natural language. But I can't help roll my eyes at times at the romantic poets with their classical allusions and archaic language. They write of flowers and brooks as if it came from reading dusty volumes inside by a fire. Frost writes of nature as if from observing outside in the midst o [...]

    3. This is the perfect Frost book! What I like about this edition is that besides Frost's wonderful poetry, it also has a section of his prose. In addition, at the end of the book there is an interesting and useful chronology of the poet's life. It was interesting reading how Frost, when he was a young man, took over a school class. He had little tolerance for misbehaving students, and so he caned the worst offenders. Later on, their grudges having been well-nursed and cultivated, the "caned" stude [...]

    4. Reading Frost is a wonder. His work has become so quoted in our culture that you'd think he'd be in danger of becoming cliche. He still transcends that. His icy scenes and wintry imagery show a mind so affixed to nature's quiet desolation; a soul-searcher firmly grounded in the soil he farms and fields he traverses, observing other lonely souls seeking shelter from frailty and encroaching infirmity. He's gruff, yet gentle; melancholic, yet stoic with a wry sense of humor. Nature inspires him, bu [...]

    5. I also read the Emerson and Whitman collections in this series. They are incredible. I really want to own them. As for Frost, he has the same impact on me a Whitman, that is the urge to lay naked in the snow or whatever other visceral, human experience I can come up with on short notice. Check out Dream Pang:I had withdrawn in forest, and my songWas swallowed up in leaves that blew alway;And to the forest edge you came one day(This was my dream) and looked and pondered long,But did not enter, th [...]

    6. Here's the thing. Most of this book really sucks. It's terrible. However, when it doesn't suck, it's beyond brilliant. Frost wrote more great poems than any other 20th century poet, I think, but he surrounded them with so much pedestrian crap that it's hard to find them sometimes. "Birches," "Mending Wall," "Out, Out," "After Apple Picking," and so on continue to stand up, reading after reading after reading. He handled form so lightly, so wittily, in these poems. He was plenty heavy-handed in o [...]

    7. The Poetry of Robert Frost was really good. I've always been a fan of Robert Frost, but have only ever really read a few of his poems & when I read through all of his poems in this book, I started to really understand why they call him the American Poet (besides him actually being American). I just enjoyed the subject matters that he wrote about in his poetry & he wrote about things that the average person could relate too & you can tell through his writings the type of person he was [...]

    8. The Library of America editions are all treasure chests. They are not cheap, but they are the kind of book you'll be proud of owning. If you know someone who's into American Literature, get him a LoA edition of the works of a writer they like and they'll be happy as woodchucks (which are famously happy animals).And Frost's poems are like cherries, although you find the occasional bitter one they are so delicious you just can't stop once you get started. One of the most enjoyable poets I've ever [...]

    9. A wonderful collection of various works by Robert Frost, including an in-depth chronology of his life. I like many, have read Frost's poetry countless times. However studying the chronology first, I obtained a deeper understanding and appreciation of his writings. I loved all this information bound together in one volume, definitely one for the personal library.

    10. "The woods are lovely dark and deep and I have miles to go before I sleep." Frost strikes a perfect chord with me and this collection is the perfect treasure trove to which I go back again and again to find jewels to relish and share. This was my perfect companion during the 2011 xmas holidays.

    11. Some say the world will end in fire,Some say in ice.From what I've tasted of desireI hold with those who favor fire.But if it had to perish twice,I think I know enough of hateTo say that for destruction iceIs also greatAnd would suffice.

    12. How does one respond to genius? The craft, the insight into the human condition. I go back to his poems again and again.

    13. I read this during a visit to rural Vermont, near to where Frost lived and was buried, surrounded by the natural world of New England that he so often wrote about. To immerse myself in his work and life was fortunate indeed. I came to love his poetry, and hisI suspected there was something deeper in Frost than the cursory readings of his most-loved poems. There certainly is. (I can recommend the three lectures on Frost from the 'Great Courses' course on 20th Century American literature, delivere [...]

    14. This volume of Frost's work contains the complete corpus of his poems just as did the previous volume of his poetry that I read -- and yes, I did read them all again in this volume. I was thrilled to recognize and remember so many of them the second time around.This volume also contains three plays by Frost -- short ones, and letters, essays, articles, lectures, and even some children's stories. His humor is so very 'down home' and in so much of his work he is the American farmer, presenting a c [...]

    15. I am not attempting to read this book (with more than 900 pages) all the way through at one time. Instead I'm reading one section at a time and I'll offer my opinions on each as I read them. I will add that the Library of America edition is nice collection. I highly recommend it to anyone with a serious interest in poetry. North of Boston(1914) **** – This groundbreaking volume contains several of Frost’s most famous poems including Mending Wall, The Death of the Hired Hand, and The Wood Pil [...]

    16. Read Selections: The Pasture, Into My Own, Storm Fear, Mowing, The Tuft of Flowers, Mending Wall, The Death of the Hired Man, Home Burial, After Apple Picking, The Wood-Pile, The Road Not Taken, An Old Man‟s Winter Night, Hyla Brook, The Oven Bird, Bond and Free, Birches, Putting in the Seed, „Out, Out—„, The Sound of Trees, A Star in a Stone Boat, Two Witches, Fire and Ice, Dust of Snow, Nothing Gold Can Stay, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, For Once, Then, Something, The Onset, T [...]

    17. Frost was an extraordinary poet, the most popular U.S. poet since Longfellow. His style didn't evolve much over the decades, but his poems are highly complex (they can be read on several different levels), with an unusual combination of voice and rhythm. He is a careful observer of nature, writes incredible poetic dialogue, and best of all (although this is resented by some academics), his poetry is highly accessible. The "Collected Poems" include everything he has written--all his poems, and tw [...]

    18. It would be a lie to say I read all 1036 pages of this book, but I think I got close to 800 and I know I won’t be reading any more. Frankly, there’s just too darn much in here and while I did get through most of the “Lectures, Essays, Stories, Letters” portion, I didn’t read the “Plays” and I doubt I will. Don’t get me wrong, I love Robert Frost – I just enjoy his poetry more than his essays, etc. I think most people know Frost for “Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening, [...]

    19. I am a huge robert frost fan. I found the virtues of frost in high school. It was "stopping by the woods on a snowy evening" he described every thing so well I was hooked. He opened my eyes to the world of poetry and made me realize poetry was going to be my favorite writing genre to read of all time. Until I found Kerouac and the crazy prose he wrote that flowed like the sounds coming out of Charlie Parker in the days Jack was writing.

    20. Robert Frost is such a great poet because of what he calls the "sound of sense." I love that in his writing her trys to make this words and phrase sound like they mean. More simply, I love how he writes about such simple things in nature and life showing that they have a greater significance. I have read out of this book three different times in my education: sophomore year of high school, senior year of high school, and my Dickinson and Frost class in college.

    21. I think we all read Frost for the poems we knew when we were in school: "Mending Wall" and "The Road Not Taken". But the interesting thing about Frost is that even his less well-known poems have the same intense-yet-comforting sort of feeling. And there's something in his longer poems (the conversational ones) that reminds me of Steinbeck

    22. In high school, we had to check out the textbooks with our student ID and I DEFINITELY turned this book in when we finished it in English, but it showed it was still checked out only my account. Luckily, my wonderful AP Lit teacher made sure I wasn't fined. Mr. Hemmert, the real MVP.Oh, and I really enjoyed reading and analyzing Frost's works.

    23. Frost is so quintessentially New England. So straightforward and spare. My favorites are those of everybody else: The Road Not Taken, Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening, Mending Fences, etc. An absolute must-read!

    24. I know being a "literary snob" I am supposed to love robert frost on Principle. But I am sorry, I just hated it. I can't explain why, maybe it is because it was forced on me growing up but it made everything in me cringe.

    25. Such a beautiful book. I love reading it. His poetry is magical ~ it takes me to that era and puts me in that place.

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