Books: The Intolerable Touch

COMPLETE POEMS OF ROBERT FROST [642 pp.)—Holf ($6).

Since Robert Frost is only 74 and sound as a hickory ax handle, this book is not likely to be his last. It does, however, contain his lifework up to the present, including several poems not printed in book form. And though this is not the sense intended, the title is correct about the poems: almost every one of them is complete as a work of art. Moreover, Frost is a complete poet, one of the few who ever stuck it out as such in a tough country for poets. Frost's reputation has...

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