The Life of Robert Frost presents a unique and rich approach to the poet that includes original genealogical research concerning Frost’s ancestors, and a demonstration of how mental illness plagued the Frost family and heavily influenced Frost’s poetry.
- A widely revealing biography of Frost that discusses his often perplexing journey from humble roots to poetic fame, revealing new details of Frost’s life
- Takes a unique approach by giving attention to Frost’s genealogy and the family history of mental illness, presenting a complete picture of Frost’s complexity
- Discusses the traumatic effect on Frost of his father’s early death and the impact on his poetry and outlook
- Presents original information on the influence of his mother’s Swedenborgian mysticism
Keywords: Robert Frost; Elinor White; The Road Not Taken; The Sound of Trees; New England; Swedenborgian Church; Edwin Arlington Robinson; New Hampshire; A Further Range; A Witness Tree; Thomas Hardy; W.B. Yeats; American Poetry; Modernist Poetry