Frost's third book of poetry,
North of Boston, is an extraordinary set of poems that are nearly dramas, conversations drawn from the heat of life, love, and death.
From "Home Burial" and "Death of the Hired Man" to "A Hundred Collars" and "The Generations of Man", Frost's work in this volume spans the whole range of human experience, expressed always in his characteristic dry, matter-of-fact, yet wonderfully musical verse. He captures the voices and lives of women and men, old and young, parent and child, and friend in crucial moments of change and intense emotion.
In his earlier volumes, he found his voice; in this book, he finds his mastery of language and image, character, and action.
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Instead of a collection of poems, it is 40-some minutes of poetry. There is no way to find just one poem. It's as if, in a real book, being forced to start at the beginning and read the whole book just to find the poem you are after.
Also, to my ears, the reader seemed artifical. The beauty of Frost's work is that most pieces can be read in a natural cadence. This reader made the poems sound forced and sing-songy.
I regret purchasing this.
So Disappointed! I used to have this read by Robert Frost and this one is read by someone who sounds like a bored high school teacher! Misses the ambiance and emotion that Frost conveyed in his readings! ANd the poems were abridged and even more disappointing!