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The Road Not Taken and Other Poems (Dover Thrift Editions) Paperback – April 19, 1993
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About the Author
A prolific poet, novelist, and critic, JAY PARINI's recent books include the widely-reviewed Robert Frost: A Life and House of Days: Poems.
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Top Customer Reviews
Frost was a tremendously ambitious and hardworking poet, who some biographers have accused of sacrificing life and family to art. His poetry has a stark beauty about it, the beauty of the birches he devotes a major poem to.
This collection lacks many of his major poems , but nonetheless gives the feeling and flavor truly of a major American poet.
For example, I recently made a decision where I was torn between family and career interests. To ease the anxiety of a lost professional opportunity, I reasoned that the chance would present itself again someday, maybe. Thinking of Frost I realized that he captured that very self-rationalization in the Road Not Taken. "Oh, I kept the first for another day! Yet knowing how way leads on to way, I doubted if I should ever come back."
As others have pointed out already, the largest drawback of the book is lack of thickness. Even though one of my all-time favorites, "Stopping By the Woods on a Snowy Evening," is not present, others like "An Old Man's Winter Night" make up for it. If you need a small book to stick in a backpack while hiking for moments of inspiration while on the trail, you could do worse than to carry along a little bit of Frost.
Overall, a good book for the price and a great addition to your order, but for serious Frost devotees I would suggest a more comprehensive collection.
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As a poetry lover I have compiled a list of 100 books I want. This is number 4. Five stars !!!Published 24 days ago by Amazon Customer
Robert Frost has a way with words, and is an exceptional read. One of the great poets.Published 1 month ago by Brittney Christ