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The Life of Robert Frost: A Critical Biography

ISBN: 978-1-119-10365-3
448 pages
March 2017, Wiley-Blackwell
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The Life of Robert Frost presents a unique and rich approach to the poet that includes original genealogical research concerning Frost’s ancestors, and a demonstration of how mental illness plagued the Frost family and heavily influenced Frost’s poetry.

  • A widely revealing biography of Frost that discusses his often perplexing journey from humble roots to poetic fame, revealing new details of Frost’s life
  • Takes a unique approach by giving attention to Frost’s genealogy and the family history of mental illness, presenting a complete picture of Frost’s complexity
  • Discusses the traumatic effect on Frost of his father’s early death and the impact on his poetry and outlook
  • Presents original information on the influence of his mother’s Swedenborgian mysticism
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