Sunday, November 13, 2016

"Robert Frost: A Life" - good read

I read Robert Frost: A Life by Jay Parini.

Frost is my favorite poet, and I enjoyed the book. It filled in some gaps, and countered the largely negative old curmudgeon image some of his critics have painted of Frost. Yes, Frost had his moments, but this book gives a more well-rounded picture.

A few small quibbles: Some repetition  that editing might have taken out, and I don't agree with all the interpretations of the poems (Parini seems to have his own spin on Frost that he tries to reinforce). Then again, poetry is often open to varied interpretations, so that's no real knock against Parini.

But my minor quibbles are more than made up for by the overall quality. Good job.

Glad I read it.

Pax et bonum

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