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Robert Frost's Poems by Robert Frost

Robert Frost's Poems

by Robert Frost

Other authors: Louis Untermeyer (Editor)

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A lovely collection of Frost's poems with commentary. ( )
  BenKline | Oct 9, 2015 |
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. ( )
  regularguy5mb | Oct 9, 2015 |
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. ( )
  jwhenderson | Jun 15, 2013 |
One of my favorite poets. "The Birches" is one of my all-time favorite poems. ( )
  eslee | Mar 18, 2007 |
There are only a few poets I've found to be a consistent pleasure to read. Frost is one of them. This anthology of poems chosen by Louis Untermeyer cover his career from 1930 to 1962. His familiar favorites are here, including "Birches", "Mending Wall", "Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening" , "Departmental", "The Road Not Taken" (perhaps his best), and "Fire and Ice" (one of my favorites). Each poem is preceded by a short foreword by Untermeyer. ( )
  burnit99 | Jan 19, 2007 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0671496174, Paperback)

Here in one volume are selected poems of Robert Frost, accompanied by an introduction and commentary by Louis Untermeyer. They make up an anthology that will bring you numberless hours of pleasure and joy.

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Containing all of Robert Frost's best-known poems--including "Birches, " "Mending Walls, " and "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening"--and dozens more--this collection celebrates the New England countryside, Frost's appreciation of common folk, and his understanding of the human condition.… (more)

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