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Author: Robert Frost Narrator: John Hitchcock Publisher: Listen & Live Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2007 ISBN: 9781593161231
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“Home Burial” is a poem about a man and woman whose baby has died. It tells of the burial and how the parents react to this death, particularly their lack of communication.

This piece is especially poignant given that Robert Frost’sown son, Elliot, died at age four, his daughter Elinor Bettina died when she was a few days old, his wife experienced a miscarriage, two of his daughters suffered mental breakdowns and died, and his son Carol committed suicide.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A moving and powerful human drama.”

    Richard Poirier, Robert Frost: The Work of Knowing

  • “‘Home Burial’ may not be as popular as ‘Mending Wall’ and ‘The Death of the Hired Man,’ but it is Frost’s most critically acclaimed and intensively analyzed narrative. Again, Frost deals with barriers between people—in this case a husband and wife who have recently lost their first child and who handle their grief in strikingly different ways—according to their characters and expressive capacities.”

    Mordecai Marcus, The Poems of Robert Frost: An Explication

  • “‘Home Burial’ epitomizes Frost’s intimate relationships between sex, death, and madness.”

    Katherine Kearns, Robert Frost and a Poetics of Appetite

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About the Author

Robert Frost (1874–1963) is America’s best-loved poet. His work epitomizes this country’s affinity for plain speaking, nature, and the land. Over the course of his literary career he won four Pulitzer Prizes, among many other honors.