Here is the first authoritative and comprehensive collection of America's greatest 20th-century poet. Eagerly awaited by scholars and general readers alike, it brings together all of Robert Frost's major poetry, a generous selection of uncollected poems, all the dramatic writing, and the most extensive gathering of his prose writings ever published. The core of the collection is the 1949 Complete Poems, the last edition supervised by the poet himself. Also included is In The Clearing (1962), Frost's final volume. Verse from letters, articles, and journals makes up the largest selection of uncollected poems ever assembled, including nearly two dozen beautiful early works published here for the first time. The unprecedented prose section features more than three times as many items as any other collection available, with many newly discovered pieces. A selection of letters presents all of Frost's important comments about poetics.
Robert Lee Frost was born in San Francisco in 1874. When he was ten, his father died and he and his mother moved to New England. He attended school at Dartmouth and Harvard, worked in a mill, taught, and took up farming, before he moved to England, where his first books of poetry, A Boys Will (1913) and North of Boston (1914), were published. North of Boston brought him recognition as the preeminent voice of New England and as one of Americas major poets. In 1915 he returned to the United States and settled on a farm in New Hampshire. Four volumes of his poetry, New Hampshire (1923), Collected Poems (1930), A Further Range (1936), and A Witness Tree (1942) were all awarded the Pulitzer Prize. He died in 1963.
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