Fall of Frost by Brian Hall
A Novel

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The life of Robert Frost, brilliantly re-imagined by the author of the acclaimed I Should Be Extremely Happy in Your Company

Called "a spellbinding prose stylist"(Los Angeles Times), Brian Hall drew extraordinary praise for his novel I Should Be Extremely Happy in Your Company, in which he captured the personal lives of Lewis and Clark. Now he turns his talents to Robert Frost, arguably America's most famous poet. Through the revelatory voice of fiction, Hall gives us an artist toughened by tragedy, whose intimacy with death gave life to his poetry-for him, the preeminent symbol of man's form-giving power. This is the exquisitely rendered portrait of one man's rages, guilt, generosity, and defiant persistence-as much a fictional masterwork as it is a meditation on greatness.


 

About Brian Hall

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Brian Hall is the author of three previous novels and three works of nonfiction. His journalism has appeared in publications such as Time, The New Yorker, and The New York Times Magazine.
 
Published March 27, 2008 by Penguin Books. 364 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs. Fiction

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The New York Times

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A biographical novel reconstructs Robert Frost’s life.

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Publishers Weekly

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This defiantly nonlinear fictionalization of the life of poet Robert Frost (1874–1963) alternates between Frost's late-life visit to Communist Russia, where he met with Khrushchev, and d

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Star Tribune

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Hall gets inside the heart and mind of Robert Frost, convincingly conveying what it was like to suffer multiple personal tragedies and to try to age with dignity.

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Bookmarks Magazine

Most lauded Hall’s novel as a beautiful and well-written, albeit sad, account of Frost’s tragic life.

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