It seems to be a bunch of people talking past each other. Trilling says Frost is a terrifying poet. Adams says Frost just sees the world as it is. Which would be terrifying. Which it is in many ways. And seeing it that way doesn't Frost is terrified of it. You tend to be less scared of what you see accurately. So Adams misses Trilling's point and, to some extent at least, Frost's. What any of this has to do with postwar amnesia escapes me. Interestingly, I don't think I ever saw that particular Karsh photo of Frost until today.
Thursday, June 30, 2016
… Cute – The Art Part. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)