A Masque of Mercy
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- Language:English (Published)
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- Shipping Weight (lbs):0.5
- Dimensions (in):8.5 x 5.6 x 0.4
- Publication Date:1947
A Masque of Reason was published in 1945, on the occasion of Robert Frost's seventieth birthday, and it marked his emergence as master of still another poetic form. Some readers were first startled by the extent of its departure from his earlier work; all were later impressed by its challenging freshness of thought and theme. Mr. Frost's flexible blank verse, heightened but never far from natural speech, sparkles with insight and wit. He is at the same time detached and benevolent, ironic and warm-hearted - an attitude towards mankind that springs from his faith in the mind and spirit of the individual. So deep and unshakable in this faith, so much the core of all his poetry, that Frost can write of it playfully as well as profoundly. The freshness and vitality of this play are communicated by the most casual reading; with each rereading the total import deepens and widens. Here, as in his new A Masque of Mercy, Robert Frost has made a brilliant and lasting contribution to our literary heritage.
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