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Robinson Jeffers (1887–1962)

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Born in Pennsylvania, the son of a Presbyterian minister and Old Testament scholar, Jefferson attended school in Germany and Switzerland. After moving with his family to California in 1903, he graduated from Occidental College and also studied at the University of Southern California, the näytä lisää University of Zurich, and the University of Washington. Finally, after years of traveling, Jeffers settled with his wife on a wild, sea-beaten cliff at Carmel, California, in what was virtually a literary hermitage. There he set down the tragic folktales of northern California in ironic epic. Jeffers was a poet concerned with cruelty and horror, whose dramatic narratives are filled with scenes of blood and lust, and whose verse shows vigorous beauty and great originality. He was a poet who is not easily contained within the regular framework of literary history. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
Image credit: Photo by Carl Van Vechten, July 9, 1937 (Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Carl Van Vechten Collection, Digital ID: van 5a52184)

Tekijän teokset

Robinson Jeffers: Selected Poems (1965) 392 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The Selected Poetry of Robinson Jeffers (1938) 253 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
Medea (1946) 100 kappaletta
Roan stallion, Tamar and other poems (2022) 96 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Cawdor and Medea (1970) 94 kappaletta
Dear Judas, and other poems (1977) 39 kappaletta
The Beginning and the End, and Other Poems (1963) 23 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Cawdor and Other Poems (1934) 13 kappaletta
Solstice and Other Poems (1935) 13 kappaletta
Thurso's Landing and Other Poems (1932) 12 kappaletta
Be angry at the sun (1941) 11 kappaletta
Hungerfield and other poems (1954) 10 kappaletta
Cawdor (1983) 8 kappaletta
Californians (1916) 6 kappaletta
Themes in My Poems (1956) 5 kappaletta
Poems 5 kappaletta
The Alpine Christ & Other Poems (1974) 4 kappaletta
Die Zeit, die da kommt (2008) 3 kappaletta
The desert 2 kappaletta
Brides of the South Wind (1974) 2 kappaletta
Flagons and apples 2 kappaletta
Solstice (1935) 1 kappale
Sch-Not Man Apart (1982) 1 kappale
Return: An Unpublished Poem (1934) 1 kappale
Night [poem] 1 kappale
“Hurt Hawks” 1 kappale
Point Lobos (1996) 1 kappale
Thurso (1964) 1 kappale
Birds [poem] 1 kappale

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Poetry in Crystal (1963) — Avustaja — 15 kappaletta
Continent's End: A Collection of California Writing (1944) — Avustaja — 12 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu

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Robinson Jeffers died over sixty years ago, but his poems speak to our time. In one poem, “Prescription of Painful Ends,” he evokes the image of an exhausted horse that stumbles but manages to right itself (for him, the two world wars in his lifetime). The horse continues, but it is only a matter of time before it falls.
And from Jeffers’s perspective, it’s not such a bad thing for human civilization to end. When he writes in another poem, “Carmel Point,” “we must uncenter our minds from ourselves,” it is not in the hope that we can avert the doom of mankind by recognizing that we are part of nature and not its master, but simply to reconcile ourselves with our transience.
Does this sound bitter? Oddly enough, to me, it didn’t. Throughout this collection, Jeffers conveys the peace he finds at Big Sur, contemplating the (relative) permanence of granite cliff and ocean tide.
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HenrySt123 | Dec 23, 2023 |
some really great poems in this though not revolutionary or overtly genius but rather a 20th century greek poet. We need more poets like this.
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galuf84 | Jul 27, 2022 |
Robinson Jeffers was born on January 10, 1887. One of his most famous poems and one of my favorites is "Rock and Hawk" and it was used as the title for a selection of his shorter poems edited by the poet Robert Haas in 1987. The collection spans Jeffers' output of poems from the twenties through the sixties. The themes that spurred his seeking mind include nature as in these lines from "Natural Music":
"The old voice of the ocean, the bird-chatter of little rivers,
(Winter has given them gold for silver
To stain their water and bladed green for brown to line their
But he also was influenced by his reading of Nietzsche as evidenced by these thoughts in "Roan Stallion":
"Humanity is the start of
the race: I say
Humanity is the mold to break away from, the crust to break
through, the coal to break into fire,
The atom to be split."
The Jeffers that I like the most has a transcendental quality that reminds one of Thoreau or Emerson, but imbues nature with a modern patina that make its spiritual quality seem new. Many of the poems also suggest the beauty, the solitude, and the grandeur of the home Jeffers made in Carmel. While his musings can sometimes be dark and brooding they also reflect the mind of a truly great American poet.
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jwhenderson | Jan 10, 2014 |
Certainly not my cup of tea and most likely another reason I could give for the general mass of humanity taught at all ages through their schooling experience to not like poetry either. I am sure there are some redeeming qualities of Jeffers' poetry to the historians among us, but that is something I am simply not interested in. Having cultural, civic, and worldly events chronicled through narrative poetry is a media that quickly puts me to sleep and I find no pleasantries in it. My body almost dies, actually. I am grateful, however, for the followers and fans Robinson Jeffers has had and still has and that he somehow offers substance and delight to these precious few. But I will not be one included as an honorary member of that group and neither one of his loyal acolytes.… (lisätietoja)
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MSarki | 2 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 31, 2013 |



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