Biography Of Robert Frost


Robert Lee Frost, b. San Francisco, Mar. 26, 1874, d. Boston, Jan. 29,
1963, was one of America's leading 20th-century poets and a four-time
winner of the Pulitzer Prize. An essentially pastoral poet often
associated with rural New England, Frost wrote poems whose philosophical
dimensions transcend any region. Although his verse forms are traditional-
-he often said, in a dig at archrival Carl Sandburg, that he would as soon
play tennis without a net as write free verse--he was a pioneer in the
interplay of rhythm and meter and in the poetic use of the vocabulary and
inflections of everyday speech. His poetry is thus both traditional and
experimental, regional and universal.

After ...

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School. From 1897 to 1899 he attended Harvard College as a special
student but left without a degree. Over the next ten years he wrote (but
rarely published) poems, operated a farm in Derry, New Hampshire (purchased
for him by his paternal grandfather), and supplemented his income by
teaching at Derry's Pinkerton Academy.

In 1912, at the age of 38, he sold the farm and used the proceeds to take
his family to England, where he could devote himself entirely to writing.
His efforts to establish himself and his work were almost immediately
successful. A Boy's Will was accepted by a London publisher and brought
out in 1913, followed a year later by North of Boston. Favorable reviews
on both sides of the Atlantic resulted in American publication of the books
by Henry Holt and Company, Frost's primary American publisher, and in the
establishing of Frost's transatlantic reputation.

As part of his determined efforts on his own behalf, Frost had called on
several prominent ...

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