Robert Frost: A Pictorial Chronicle, by Kathleen Morrison
Hardcover. Book in Very Good Condition. Dust jacket: Good condition
Holt Hardcover approx. size: 7 1/4 x 10 1/4" with 133 pages & 78 b/w photographs, many of them never or rarely seen before. For almost thirty years Kathleen Morrison, close associate of Robert Frost from 1938 until the poet's death in 1963, had vowed to keep from writing about this great American man of letters. Gradually she realized that the wealth of photographs of the poet that she possessed would make a marvelous illustrated record. From his farming days in New Hampshire through his teaching experiences at Amherst, Harvard, Michigan, and Dartsmouth, Mrs. Morrison shows Frost as an amateur in astronomy, archaeology, history, and botany. She recalls his formidable mind-"constantly active, skeptical, believing, joking, probing, mocking, sometimes giving offense, sometimes warmly genial, the delight and wonder of visitors from everywhere. Writing of an era in American letters when there was free and pen communication among all those who created and many of those who read and taught literature, Mrs. Morrison re-creates a time now past by still fascinating to those who did not experience this more leisurely and trusting world.