The sound of sense

February 2014
Prospect;Feb2014, Issue 215, p50
The author discusses the old view of poet Robert Frost as a talented person, focusing on the revelation about his deep intelligence behind his poetry in his letters. Topics include the biography of Frost by Lawrence Thompson that created a lasting image of Frost as a manipulator without a conscience, his poetic quality, and critiques. Also discussed are the artistic greatness of Frost, the admiration for him of poet Ezra Pound, and his success as a poet.


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