The poetry of Robert Frost

by Robert Frost

Other authorsEdward Connery Lathem (Editor)
Hardcover, 1969





New York, Holt, Rinehart and Winston [1969]


A feast for lovers of American literature, the work of our greatest poet. No poet is more emblematically American than Robert Frost. From "The Road Not Taken" to "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" ; he refined and even defined our sense of what poetry is and what it can do. Prior to Frost's death, T.S. Eliot judged him "the most eminent, the most distinguished Anglo-American poet now living," and he is the only writer in history to have been awarded four Pulitzer Prizes. This comprehensive volume of Frost's verse comprises all eleven volumes of his poems; this collection has been the standard Frost compendium since its first publication in 1969.

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LibraryThing member beau.p.laurence
frost's poetry is beautiful. this is the definative compilation of his work.
LibraryThing member mikestocks
Only E.A, Robinson can be considered to have written sonnets that match up to Frost's best...
LibraryThing member Borg-mx5
One of my favorite poets. Singular and philosophical, his poems generate a feeling a oneness with nature; a simple close feeling that somehow evokes a sense of nobility.
LibraryThing member EsotericMuse
Arguably America's premier poet, no poetry collection can be complete with Robert Frost's complete works. It's all here. The great, the whimsical, the daunting, the challenging, the beautiful, the sublime, and even the very few that are best described as ordinary. He is a joy to read over and over
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LibraryThing member br14kabu
It is almost rare that you see young adults reading a book with nothing but poems nowadays. But, all things aside, I enjoyed this book, as the poems were fluent and interesting.
Throughout the book, I felt as if the poems were explaining life itself. The variety of the poems is intriguing, and was a
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good overall read. Though, for some people, this is not their type of book, since there is no exciting plot, no witty characters. This book is for those would like to enjoy poetry at its finest. The Poetry of Robert Frost: The Collected Poems was both memorable, as well as intriguing.
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LibraryThing member anunez1
I enjoyed reading this collection of poetry, one because I love poetry as a whole, and two Robert Frost has a way of making his words paint a vivid picture of the poem. I enjoyed this poetry book because it contained many different poems from his many books of poetry published over his lifetime.
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Although Robert Frost is no longer living, his spirit and feelings are captured within every poem he wrote. This personal voice used in describing the events portrayed is fascinating. In addition, I enjoyed this poetry book collection for its organization. Each collection of poems featured in this huge book are separated into which book it came from originally. Also, I found it interesting that some other works of Frost were included such as a play he wrote. Overall the big idea of this book is to have the reader appreciate the beauty of Robert Frost's writings in a convenient way so as to carry on his legacy.
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LibraryThing member mattries37315
The Poetry of Robert Frost is the entirety of the great American poet’s published work, an authoritative volume that is structured to show his progression from his earliest work to his last—with a little exception at the end. However for those who have only read Frost in school, like me, you
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will be in for a surprise because the poems in English and/or Literature class are a deceptive selection of his complete works. While this complete book of Robert Frost’s work is wonderful for poetry enthusiasts, for the more general reader I would suggest you look through this volume and decide if you want a smaller, more select volume of his work.
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LibraryThing member Jeffrey_Hatcher
Frost is the premier poet and the 20th Century poem is How Hard it is to Keep From Being King. Every good statesman should be well acquainted with it.
LibraryThing member BooksForDinner
Taking an online modern poetry course and the first poet up is Frost. Not reading the entire collected, but likely around 20-25 poems.
LibraryThing member LGCullens
An old favorite I've returned to many times.
LibraryThing member Griffin_Reads
The collected works of Robert Frost in one volume is great for poetry fanatics and collectors. For the casual reader, or someone merely curious about his poetry, however, a more condensed version of his best works will do. Some of the poems suck out to me, but the large majority were simply all
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right. Many of the poems were based on nature.
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