Book Review: “Sweet and Bitter Bark: Selected Poems” by Robert Frost

Please note: I first published this book review on the “Goodreads”-website in 2023.

My rating: 5 (of 5) “stars”

I love the poetry of Robert Frost, and I love this book.

This book was published by The Nature Company in 1992, you can still buy used copies, e. g. on AbeBooks. The Nature Company was founded in 1972, and purchased by the Discovery Channel in 1996. The book doesn’t have an ISBN.

Much care was put into editing and illustrating this book, as well as the slipcase cover – it’s a joy to hold it, read the poems, and look at the photographs, paintings, and drawings chosen to interpret and highlight the moods and emotions of Frost’s poems.

I bought this book many years ago as a present for my mother, who passed away in 2021. After her death, I inherited her library, and this book connects me to her and a joyful time in my life in the 1990s, when I lived, studied, and worked in Los Angeles. Reading this book evokes all kinds of memories, all good, and I guess that’s partly the reason why I cherish it so much.

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