Tuesday, October 30, 2012

News at Eleven: But the responses to his [Robert Frost's] book

"North of Boston" (1914) were discouraging. Then [Edward] Thomas reviewed it--in three different publications--and said the poems were "revolutionary because they lack the exaggeration of rhetoric. . . . Their language is free from the poetical words and forms that are the chief material of secondary poets. . . . In fact, the medium is common speech."

"At last," Mr. [Matthew] Hollis writes, "Frost felt understood."

from The Wall Street Journal: Emotion Recollected in Intensity


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