Robert Frost. Photo: Fred Palumbo, World Telegram staff photographer

For a half-century since his death, Robert Frost’s reputation has suffered greatly from the distorted portrait Lawrance Thompson presented in his multi-volume biography of the late 1960s. Thompson’s biography led Helen Vendler in 1970 to describe Frost as “a monster of egotism” who had left “a wake of destroyed human lives.” Because of their unique detail on the poet’s life, Thompson’s biography and his Selected Letters of Frost...


A Message from the Editors

Since 1982, The New Criterion has nurtured and safeguarded our delicate cultural inheritance. Join our family of supporters and secure the future of civilization.

Popular Right Now