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i knew Frost personally and saw him frequently from 1949 until his death. i don't claim extra-special knowledge, and many, many of the darker pieces of his life were vague to me then. i fail to see the point of fictionalizing such a life, when factual study and analysis has such a rich realm to explore, as some authors have already demonstrated. i sense that the author has attempted to abuse "fair use" copyright rules by hanging extensive quotes from the poetry on this story. This has echoes of the J.D. Salinger fracas over the attempt to exploit the subject's gifts in the guise of exhibiting them. Frost is a fascinating, complicated figure, to be sure. We knew that.
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