The Road Not Taken and Other Poems
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Winner of four Pulitzer Prizes for his poetry, Robert Frost is best remembered for his depictions of early 20th century rural New England life and for his command of American colloquial speech. Criticized by some as being out of touch with the Modernist movement in poetry exemplified by contemporaries such as T. S. Eliot and E. E. Cummings, it is probably in fact his adherence to traditionalism that so endeared him to his fans. Literary critic Randall Jarrell described Frost as one of “the greatest of the American poets of [the 20th] century” whose works were serious and honest and although often dealt with rather simple subjects were underlaid with an intense thematic complexity. For example the title poem of this collection “The Road Not Taken” is often interpreted as one about regret over choices not made and exemplifying the benefit of not following the crowd. Frost implied that it is however a comment about indecision and finding meaning in inconsequential decisions. Collected together here are three of Frost’s earliest collections, “A Boy’s Will”, first published in 1913, “North of Boston”, first published in 1914, and “Mountain Interval”, first published in 1916.

罗伯特·弗罗斯特(Robert Frost)因为他的诗歌四次获得普利策奖获得而被人们铭记,因为他描绘了20世纪早期的新英格兰农村生活和他的美国口语演说。有些人批评某些人与现代主义运动脱离了联系,如同时代的艾略特和卡明斯等人,这实际上是对传统主义的坚持,所以他很喜欢他的粉丝。文学评论家兰德尔·雅瑞尔(Randall Jarrell)将弗罗斯特形容为“20世纪美国最伟大的诗人”之一,他的作品严肃而诚实,虽然经常处理相当简单的题材,但却具有强烈的主题复杂性。例如,这个集合“未采取之路”的标题诗经常被解释为对没有做出选择感到后悔,并且表明不跟随人群的好处。弗罗斯特暗示,这是一个关于优柔寡断的评论,并在无关紧要的决定中找到意义。这里收集的是弗罗斯特最早收录的三首作品:“男孩的意志”,1913年首次出版,1914年首次出版的“波士顿北部”,1916年首次出版的“山间隔”