People, may 6, 1957

Names make news. Last week these names made this news:

Got up for the ritual in the traditional robes, white-thatched New England Poet Robert Frost, 82, will be given honorary degrees next month by both Cambridge and Oxford—one of the few Americans to be so honored in recent times. Other Americans to receive the same double distinction: Poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in 1868 and Poet-Diplomat James Russell Lowell in 1873. Said Poet Frost: "I guess you could say this caps my career. After all, I've written only one book—one book of about 600 pages....

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!