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A fascinating and exquisitely written novel about the art and life of Robert Frost

In his most recent novel, I Should Be Extremely Happy in Your Company, Brian Hall won acclaim for the way he used the intimate, revelatory voice of fiction to capture the half- hidden personal stories of the Lewis and Clark expedition. In his new novel Hall turns to the life of Robert Frost, arguably Americaas most well-known poet. Frost, as both man and artist, was toughened by a hard life. His own father died when Frost was eleven; his only sibling, a sister, had to be institutionalized; of his five children, one died before the age of four, one committed suicide, one went insane, and one died in childbirth.

Told in short chapters, each of which presents an emblematic incident with intensity and immediacy, Hallas novel deftly weaves together the earlier parts of Frostas life with his final year, 1962, when, at age eighty- eight, and under the looming threat of the Cuban Missile Crisis, he made a visit to Russia and met with Khrushchev.

As Hall shows, Frost determined early on that he would not succumb to the tragedies life threw at him. The deaths of his children were forms of his own death from which he resurrected himself through poetryafor him, the preeminent symbol of manas form-giving power.

A searing, exquisitely constructed portrait of one manas rages, guilt, paranoia, and sheer, defiant persistence, as well as an exploration of why good people suffer unjustly and how art is born from that unanswerable question, Fall of Frost is a magnificent work that further confirms Hallas status as one of the most talented novelists at work today.

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The author of the the acclaimed "I Should Be Extremely Happy in Your Company" brilliantly re-imagines the life of Robert Frost. This is the exquisitely rendered fictional portrait of the poet's rages, guilt, generosity, and defiant persistence.

Synopsis:

The life of Robert Frost, brilliantly re-imagined by the author of the acclaimed I Should Be Extremely Happy in Your Company

Called "a spellbinding prose stylist"(Los Angeles Times), Brian Hall drew extraordinary praise for his novel I Should Be Extremely Happy in Your Company, in which he captured the personal lives of Lewis and Clark. Now he turns his talents to Robert Frost, arguably America's most famous poet. Through the revelatory voice of fiction, Hall gives us an artist toughened by tragedy, whose intimacy with death gave life to his poetry-for him, the preeminent symbol of man's form-giving power. This is the exquisitely rendered portrait of one man's rages, guilt, generosity, and defiant persistence-as much a fictional masterwork as it is a meditation on greatness.

About the Author

Brian Hall is the author of three previous novels and three works of nonfiction. His journalism has appeared in publications such as Time, The New Yorker, and The New York Times Magazine.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143114918
Author:
Hall, Brian
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Subject:
Biographical
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
General-General
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20090431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.40x5.55x.78 in. .66 lbs.
Age Level:
17-17

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Product details 352 pages Penguin Books - English 9780143114918 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The author of the the acclaimed "I Should Be Extremely Happy in Your Company" brilliantly re-imagines the life of Robert Frost. This is the exquisitely rendered fictional portrait of the poet's rages, guilt, generosity, and defiant persistence.
"Synopsis" by ,
The life of Robert Frost, brilliantly re-imagined by the author of the acclaimed I Should Be Extremely Happy in Your Company

Called "a spellbinding prose stylist"(Los Angeles Times), Brian Hall drew extraordinary praise for his novel I Should Be Extremely Happy in Your Company, in which he captured the personal lives of Lewis and Clark. Now he turns his talents to Robert Frost, arguably America's most famous poet. Through the revelatory voice of fiction, Hall gives us an artist toughened by tragedy, whose intimacy with death gave life to his poetry-for him, the preeminent symbol of man's form-giving power. This is the exquisitely rendered portrait of one man's rages, guilt, generosity, and defiant persistence-as much a fictional masterwork as it is a meditation on greatness.

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