The Dimensions of Robert Frost, by Reginald L. Cook
Hardcover. Book in Good Condtion. Dust jacket poor/fair.
Robert Frost, a quizzical, humorous, philosophical lyric poet of the first order, seems to inspire his friends and admirers to the most unmeasured panegyrics. The present volume outdistances all former ones- particularly in its cliches. All will share Mr. Cook's enthusiasm for Frost's particular virtues; his concrete sensibility, his glancing implications of deeper meaning, his attachment to nature, and ruefully compassionate view of man, his wit, dignity and independence. But unfortunately, Mr. Cook's gifts as a writer do not compare with his subject- and poetry lovers will probably gain more from returning to the source itself.