26 Mar, 2021

Robert Frost – American poet

Robert Lee Frost was born on March 26, 1874 in San Francisco (USA). His father died of tuberculosis when Robert was 11 years old. He was educated at his grandfather’s house and at Dartmouth College. After a short study at Dartmouth College, Frost entered Harvard University, where he studied from 1897 to 1899.

After graduation, due to a difficult financial situation, Frost was forced to take up farming, while publishing a local newspaper, but such undertakings were unsuccessful, so in 1912 Frost moved to England, where he was expected to have his first success with the publication of the book “The Will of the Boy” , the second book – “North of Boston”, published a little later – readers again accept with delight.

Literary critics see Frost’s work as similar to Georgian poetry. Returning to the United States in 1915, Frost again returned to farming, while not leaving the process of publishing his own poetry. But this income is not enough to subsist, and Frost becomes a lecturer, reads his poems at various events.

In his poems, Frost tries to reflect all the problems that exist in the life of ordinary people. So the third book is born, which brings Frost recognition as the Pulitzer Prize, the second similar prize already in 1931 Frost received for the publication of a collection of poems. In total, Frost won the Pulitzer Prize four times.

Frost’s poetry sparkled with an unwillingness to put up with circumstances, a desire to break free and improve the world around him, maybe that’s why it was so popular and became a real classic.

Robert Frost died on January 29, 1963 in Boston.