Robert Frost; Speaking on Campus; Excerpts from His Talks, 1949-1962

Robert Frost; Speaking on Campus; Excerpts from His Talks, 1949-1962

by Robert Frost
     
 

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“Frost was the first American who could be honestly reckoned a master-poet by world standards.”—Robert GravesSee more details below

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“Frost was the first American who could be honestly reckoned a master-poet by world standards.”—Robert Graves

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Starred Review. The great—some say greatest—American poet was at one time so shy that he couldn’t be induced to lecture or read in public at all. Yet in his later years, he became a frequent and extravagantly beloved speaker from whom wisdom about life and poetry flowed with conversational warmth and relaxation. In these excerpts from talks given to 'town-and-gown' audiences (college denizens and outsiders) during his last 13 years, he is golden.... at the heart of his message is the Socratic and Emersonian injunction to know oneself or, as he puts it in the very first talk here, 'getting up something to say for yourself.'— Ray Olson
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“Starred Review. The great—some say greatest—American poet was at one time so shy that he couldn’t be induced to lecture or read in public at all. Yet in his later years, he became a frequent and extravagantly beloved speaker from whom wisdom about life and poetry flowed with conversational warmth and relaxation. In these excerpts from talks given to 'town-and-gown' audiences (college denizens and outsiders) during his last 13 years, he is golden.... at the heart of his message is the Socratic and Emersonian injunction to know oneself or, as he puts it in the very first talk here, 'getting up something to say for yourself.'”

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ISBN-13:
9780393071238
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
09/28/2009
Pages:
232
Sales rank:
950,752
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

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