Collected Poetry of Robinson Jeffers Poetry 1903-1920, Prose, and Unpublished Writings

ISBN-10: 0804738165
ISBN-13: 9780804738163
Edition: 2000
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Description: Although Robinson Jeffers consciously set himself apart from the poetry of his generation, his work represents a profound and original response to problems that shaped modernist poetry. In this anthology all of his completed poems are presented.

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List price: $85.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publication date: 8/1/2000
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 592
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.344
Language: English

Although Robinson Jeffers consciously set himself apart from the poetry of his generation, his work represents a profound and original response to problems that shaped modernist poetry. In this anthology all of his completed poems are presented.

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 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.

Editorial Note
Poetry 1903-1920
Early Poems, 1903-1912
The Measure (1903)
Man's Pride (1904)
A Hill-Top View (1904)
The Condor (1904)
Mountain Pines (1904)
The North Pole (1907)
The Moon's Girls (1907)
Pan in the West (1911)
Flagons and Apples, 1912
Her Praises
Something Remembered
To Helen About Her Hair
The Cruelty of Love
Nemesis
The Quarrel
And Afterward
Ebb-Tide
At the Last
A Philosophy
Last Spring
The Longing
Penitent
On the Cliff
Northward-Bound
The Lost Knight
From Fenestrella's
End of Summer
At Playa Hermosa
Noon
To Aileen-of-the-Woods
Nyssa
To Canidia
To Helen, Whose Remembrance Leaves No Peace
Madrigal to Helen
Morgengabe
The Night
And the Stars
Salt Sand
On the Lake
Another Saul
Launcelot to Guinevere
Epilogue
Descriptive Songs, 1912-1915
Where Shall I Take You To
When I Behold the Greatest
The Wanderer to His Wine-Cup
For a Bridegroom
Wonder and Joy
Eucalyptus Trees
The First Grass
Juan Higera Creek
The Return of Venus
He Has Fallen in Love with the Mountains
The Homely Labors
To an Old Square Piano
Let Us Go Home to Paradise
To U.J.
Californians, 1915
Invocation
Stephen Brown
Ruth Alison
Dorothy Atwell
The Old Farmer
At Lindsay's Cabin
The Mill Creek Farm
The Belled Doe
The Vardens
Emilia
The Three Avilas
Maldrove
A Note About Places
The Mountain Village, 1915-1916
Dream of the Future
A Westward Beach
The Year of Mourning
Song of Quietness
Ode on Human Destinies
The Mountain Village
God's Peace in November, 1917-1918
The Songs of the Dead Men to the Three Dancers
Lamp of the West
Fauna
Star on the Hill-Crest
Mal Paso Bridge
Storm as Deliverer
The Murmansk Landing
Lamp of the World's Night
The Dance of the Banner
Open Country
To His Father
Promise of Peace
Adjustment
Compensation
The Dead Enemy
The Truce and the Peace
Brides of the South Wind, 1919-1920
Moral Beauty
Stars
Gipsy Marriage
Suicide's Stone
The Cloud
The Pit in the Pinewood
Peacock Ranch
Confession on Caucasus
Sea-Passions
The Hills Beyond the River
Two Garden-Marbles
The Coast-Range Christ
The Beginning of Decadence
Brides of the South Wind
Introductions, Forewords, and Miscellaneous Prose 1920-1948
Notes for a Preface (fragment, c. fall 1920)
Preface [Continent's End?] (fragment, June 1922)
Preface, Tamar (1923)
Remembered Verses, A Bibliography of the Works of Robinson Jeffers (1933)
Introduction, Roan Stallion, Tamar and Other Poems (1935)
Foreword, Jeffers Country (1938)
Foreword, The Selected Poetry of Robinson Jeffers (1938)
Thoughts Contingent to a Poem (1940)
The Poet in a Democracy (1941)
Themes in My Poems (1941)
Note, Be Angry at the Sun and Other Poems (1941)
Preface, The Double Axe and Other Poems (original version, 1947)
Poetry, Gongorism, and a Thousand Years (1948)
Preface, The Double Axe and Other Poems (published version, 1948)
III Unpublished Poems and Fragments 1910-1962
Aesthetics (1910)
A Silhouette (c. 1910-13)
"I would not in old days submit" (c. 1910-13)
Two More Arts (c. 1910-13)
"Is it corruption of the mind" (c. 1910-13)
La Tour d'Ebene (c. 1910-13)
The Palace (1914)
This Age of Ours (1914)
May 5, 1915 (1915)
The Valley (1915)
The Stars (1916)
The Terror of Her Beauty (c. 1917?)
The Daughter of God in Russia (1918)
Marine (c. 1918)
Oblation / Testament (1918)
Placard (1918)
To His Sons (c. 1918)
Of Not Going to War (c. 1918)
from Old Ballad Snatches (c. 1918)
Christmas Ballad (c. 1918-19)
Roland (c. 1919)
A Common Day (c. 1919?)
Action (early 1919)
The Meteors of the Air (c. 1919)
The Shore of Dreams (1919?)
The Mother's Cairn (1921)
Shells (1921)
Doors to Peace (early 1920's)
"On shores that no one knows" (c. 1925)
Forecast (December 1925)
Petulance/Not a Laurel on the Place (c. 1925)
A Partial Secret (c. 1926)
The Song of Triumph (1927)
Ninth Anniversary (1928)
Inscription over the Doors of the Colleges (c. 1929)
Beginning of an Unfinished Poem About the Resurrection of Achilles (1930)
"Great rough-legged hawks" (c. 1932)
In Time of Change (c. 1933)
"'Dear little sister whom men call Death'" (late 1930's?)
The War-Makers (c. 1939)
OCT. 27 Lunar Eclipse--98% (on the Calendar) (1939)
"Poor Dreamer be quiet" (c. 1940)
Belgian Surrender--May--(1940)
Dim-Out (c. 1942)
Tragedy Has Obligations (1943)
Three Men (1943)
Ethical Note (1944)
Incident (c. 1945)
The Dreaming River (c. 1945)
59th Birthday (January 1946)
City-Destroyer (c. 1945-46)
Look All Around You (1947)
Values (c. 1948?)
Allotropic Man (1949)
Rhythm and Rhyme (1949)
Descent to the Dead (c. 1949)
"We see ourselves from within" (c. 1949)
"I hear that Darwin" (c. 1951)
"To be the animal that despises itself" (1951)
Not Solid Earth (1952)
"Whom should I write for" (1952)
The Sphinx (c. 1952)
"My life is growing narrow" (c. 1952)
Resourceful Nature (c. 1955-56)
Death of a Dog (1955)
America (c. 1957-58)
"I think we are the ape's children" (c. 1957)
Fever and Vision (c. 1957)
"I used to know that I despised fame" (c. 1957)
"I claim my natural choices" (c. 1957)
"To die alone" (c. 1960)
"Well, I am dying" (c. 1960)
Answers to a questionnaire (1928)
"I have ideas on the subject of poetry" (1937)
Preface--or Suffix (1951)
"So Emerson wrote" (1951)
"I can guess the future well enough" (1952)
Miscellaneous fragments (c. 1932, 1938, late 1940's?, c. 1953-54, mid-late 1950's)

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