Robinson Jeffers

Author: James Karman
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 0804795509
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The precipitous cliffs, rolling headlands, and rocky inlets of the California coast come alive in the poetry of John Robinson Jeffers, an icon of the environmental movement. In this concise and accessible biography, Jeffers scholar James Karman reveals deep insights into this passionate and complex figure and establishes Jeffers as a leading American poet of prophetic vision. In a move that would define his life's work, Jeffers' family relocated to California from Pennsylvania in 1903 when he was sixteen. While a graduate student at the University of Southern California he met Una Call Kuster, a student who was the wife of a prominent Los Angeles attorney, and they began a scandalous affair that made the front page of the Los Angeles Times. They eventually married and escaped to Carmel, California to write poetry; there they would spend the rest of their lives. At the height of his popularity in the 1920s and 1930s, Jeffers became one of the few poets ever featured on the cover of Time magazine, and posthumously put on a U.S. postage stamp. Writing by kerosene lamp in a granite tower that he had built himself, his vivid and descriptive poetry of the coast evoked the difficulty and beauty of the wild and inspired photographers such as Edward Weston and Ansel Adams. He was known for long narrative blank verse that shook up the national literary scene, but in the 1940s his interest in the Greek classics led to several adaptations which were staged on Broadway to great success. Inspiring later artists from Charles Bukowski to Czesław Miłosz and even the Beach Boys, Robinson Jeffers' contribution to American letters is skillfully brought back out of the shadows of history in this compelling biography of a complex man of poetic genius who wrote so powerfully of the astonishing beauty of nature.

Robinson Jeffers

Author: James Karman
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Out of print for many years, James Karman's Robinson Jeffers, Poet of California has been revised and expanded for this new edition. Karman takes us into the mythic life of Jeffers and his family as they build their own house on a desolate, rocky point at Carmel-By-The-Sea, where they carved out a life that honored hard work, self-reliance and the environment.

The Wild God of the World

Author: Robinson Jeffers
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804745925
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An intense collection of poems from the great Western poet surveys the writer's work and features revealing statements about his poetics and philosophy. Simultaneous. (Poetry)

The Collected Poetry of Robinson Jeffers 1938 1962

Author: Robinson Jeffers
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804718479
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The first three volumes of this four-volume work will present chronologically all of Jeffers' published work from 1920 to 1963. Jeffers' publishers sometimes adjusted his punctuation, presumably to bring the poems' punctuation into accord with grammatical convention. The texts for this edition revert to Jeffers' own preferences, insofar as the best methods of modern textual editing can reveal them.

The Collected Poetry of Robinson Jeffers Textual evidence and commentary

Author: Robinson Jeffers
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804738170
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This final volume of the first comprehensive edition of all of Robinson Jeffers's completed poems, both published and unpublished, consists of commentary: various procedural explanations and textual evidence for the edition's texts, transcriptions of working notes for the poems and of alternate and discarded passages, a chronology of Jeffers's career, appendixes, and indexes.

The Wild That Attracts Us

Author: ShaunAnne Tangney
Publisher: UNM Press
ISBN: 0826355781
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The first collection in twenty years of essays on Robinson Jeffers, one of the great American poets of the twentieth century, this work signals the sea change in Jeffers scholarship, as well as the increasing breadth and depth of criticism of the literature of the American West. The essays assembled here highlight issues and theories critical to Jeffers studies, among them the advance of ecocriticism, the reimagining of regionalism as place studies, the continuing development of cultural studies and the new historicism, the increasingly poignant vector of science and literature, the new formalism, particularly as it pertains to narrative verse, and the glaring omission of feminist analysis in Jeffers scholarship. Jeffers has always appealed to a wider audience than many twentieth-century poets, and this book will speak to that general readership as well as to scholars and students.

The Selected Poetry of Robinson Jeffers

Author: Robinson Jeffers
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804741088
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This new Jeffers Selected Poetry includes poems from the last quarter century of his life (the previous Selected Poetry included poems only through 1937). It derives from the monumental five-volume The Collected Poetry of Robinson Jeffers (Stanford, 1988-2000), edited by Tim Hunt, and includes a sampling of the poems Jeffers left unpublished, along with several prose pieces in which he reflects on his poetry and poetics.

Not Man Apart

Author: Robinson Jeffers
Publisher: Bbs Publishing Corporation
ISBN: 9780884860051
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Thick and Dazzling Darkness

Author: Peter O'Leary
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231545975
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In Thick and Dazzling Darkness, Peter O’Leary offers a new reading of modern and contemporary poets’ treatment of religion and the nature of the divine in a secular age. The book seeks to come to terms with an often obscured spiritual impulse that drives the production and imagination of American poetry. O’Leary presents close and comprehensive readings of the modernist, late-modernist, and postmodern poets Robinson Jeffers, Frank Samperi, and Robert Duncan, as well as the contemporary poets Joseph Donahue, Geoffrey Hill, Fanny Howe, Nathaniel Mackey, Pam Rehm, and Lissa Wolsak. He argues that an anxiety of misunderstanding exists in the study and writing of poetry between secular and religious impulses and that the religious nature of poets’ works is too often marginalized. Examining the works of a specific poet in each chapter, O’Leary reveals their complexity and offers a defense of the value and meaning of religious poetry against the grain of a secular society.

The Collected Letters of Robinson Jeffers with Selected Letters of Una Jeffers

Author: James Karman
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 0804794774
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This volume of correspondence, the last in a three-volume edition, spans a pivotal moment in American history: the mid-twentieth century, from the beginning of World War II, through the years of rebuilding and uneasy peace that followed, to the election of President John F. Kennedy. Robinson Jeffers published four important books during this period—Be Angry at the Sun (1941), Medea (1946), The Double Axe (1948), and Hungerfield (1954). He also faced changes to his hometown village of Carmel, experienced the rewards of being a successful dramatist in the United States and abroad, and endured the loss of his wife Una. Jeffers' letters, and those of Una written in the decade prior to her death, offer a vivid chronicle of the life and times of a singular and visionary poet.