October 2001 Web Edition


Robert Frost "I have been acquainted with the night"

Robert Cotner

Like American poet Langston Hughes, Robert Frost sensed his destiny. Robert Frost was a poet who lived so long and wrote so well that his name became a household word. Read this article.



Robert Cotner

In 1953 poet-critic Randall Jarrell wrote that Robert Frost's poem, "The Gift Outright," is "perhaps the best 'patriotic' poem ever written about our country. Read this article.


A Review: "Patience & Fortitude" A Roving Chronicle of Book People, Book Places, and Book Culture

Robert Cotner

From almost the first page, one gets the sense that Nicholas Basbanes has done for books in Patience & Fortitude what Kenneth Clark did for Western Civilization in 1969, with the publication of his monumental work, Civilisation. Read this article.


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