Robert Frost's Poems

by Robert Frost

Paperback, 2002

Call number

811 FRO



St. Martin's Paperbacks (2002), Edition: Reprint, 288 pages


A proven bestseller time and time again,Robert Frost's Poems contains all of Robert Frost's best-known poems-and dozens more-in a portable anthology. Here are "Birches," "Mending Wall," "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening," "Two Tramps at Mudtime," "Choose Something Like a Star," and "The Gift Outright," which Frost read at the inauguration of John F. Kennedy." An essential addition to every home library,Robert Frost's Poems is a celebration of the New England countryside, Frost's appreciation of common folk, and his wonderful understanding of the human condition. These classic verses touch our hearts and leave behind a lasting impression. * Over 100 poems * All Frost's best known verses from throughout his life

User reviews

LibraryThing member languagehat
A crappy little paperback with its cover missing, but I refuse to buy any Frost edited by Lathem. Let Frost be Frost, dammit.
LibraryThing member jwhenderson
Robert Frost was one of the American poets to whom I was introduced while I attended High School. His famous and popular poems like Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening and Mending Wall are among his most masterful, also including "Home Burial," "A Servant to Servants," "Directive," "Neither Out Too Far Nor In Too Deep," "Provide, Provide," "Acquainted with the Night," "After Apple Picking," "The Most of It," "An Old Man's Winter Night," "To Earthward," "Spring Pools," "The Lovely Shall Be Choosers," "Design," and "Desert Places." Perhaps "After Apple Picking" has the most personal connection for me as I spent time picking apples as a boy. But much of his poetry is evocative of rural culture in America.… (more)
LibraryThing member BenKline
A lovely collection of Frost's poems with commentary.
LibraryThing member regularguy5mb
I absolutely love Frost's poems, and normally any collection of his work would be a five-star rating, but the constant intrusion of Louis Untermeyer's running commentary really got on my nerves. When I read a book of poetry, I want the writer's work to speak for itself, perhaps with the occasional addendum by an editor if it's a collection of works covering a lifetime such as this, but there are times when Untermeyer is writing paragraphs about each individual poem, interrupting my reading flow. It was a distraction. These comments started to lessen as the book continues, using one paragraph to cover four or five poems instead of one, which is probably why I stuck with a four-star rating. If Untermeyer had held true to his full commentary on every single poem, I would have gone lower.

The fact that I'm focusing more on the editor than the poet, especially when that poet is Robert Frost, should tell you how much of an intrusion the commentary was. It reminded me of a school textbook, where the editor feels it necessary to introduce and sum up each section before actually getting right to the subject. Maybe if Untermeyer had kept his comments until after each poem, I would have enjoyed it a little better, but it still would have interrupted the flow.

Still, overall a nice collection of Frost's work over the course of his life.
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