"The truth is that Frost was the first American who could be honestly reckoned a master-poet by world standards." -- Robert Graves
To characterize Robert Frost's poetry is to speak of his mastery of not one voice by many voices, and that is most apparent when he is heard reading his poems aloud. He portrays men and women of rural New England and differentiates among them, giving them real feelings and real utterances. A rare and wonderful recording, the first cassette contains "The Road Not Taken", "Birches", "Mending Wall", "Death of a Hired Man", and many more, recorded in May 1956 at Frost's home in Cambridge, where ebullient spirits, rural quiet and a feeling that this was to be the definitive Frost recording influence the fine vitality of this reading. Frost's diversity is also evident on the second of two cassettes in this collection, which includes Frost's readings at The Poetry Center of the 92nd Street YM-YWHA in 1950, 1951, and 1952, including "Fire and Ice", "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening", and dozens more.
"For those who love poetry -- and those who would -- here's a horn of plenty" -- Changing Times
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