Wild God of the World An Anthology of Robinson Jeffers

ISBN-10: 0804745927

ISBN-13: 9780804745925

Edition: 2003

Authors: Robinson Jeffers, Albert Gelpi

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This anthology serves as an introduction to Robinson Jeffers' work for the general reader and for students in courses on American poetry. Jeffers composed each volume of his verse around one or twolong narrative or dramatic poems.
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List price: $21.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publication date: 1/15/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

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.

Introduction: Robinson Jeffers and the Sublime
Divinely Superfluous Beauty
The Excesses of God
To the Stone-Cutters
To the House
Salmon Fishing
Natural Music
To the Rock That Will Be a Cornerstone of the House
The Cycle
Shine, Perishing Republic
Continent's End
Point Joe
Point Pinos and Point Lobos
Boats in a Fog
Granite and Cypress
Doors to Peace
Post Mortem
Apology for Bad Dreams
Hurt Hawks
Bixby's Landing
Tor House
Ninth Anniversary
Hooded Night
Evening Ebb
The Bed by the Window
Winged Rock
November Surf
Fire on the Hills
Still the Mind Smiles
Love the Wild Swan
Rock and Hawk
Shine, Republic
Flight of Swans
Gray Weather
The Purse-Seine
The Wind-Struck Music
The Beaks of Eagles
Oh Lovely Rock
Night without Sleep
The Bloody Sire
For Una
The Eye
The Blood-Guilt
Original Sin
Tragedy Has Obligations
Rhythm and Rhyme
The Beauty of Things
Carmel Point
De Rerum Virtute
The Deer Lay Down Their Bones
The Shears
Birds and Fishes
Letter to Sister Mary James Power (1934)
Introduction to Roan Stallion, Tamar and Other Poems (1935)
From Foreword to The Selected Poetry of Robinson Jeffers (1938)
Poetry, Gongorism, and a Thousand Years (1948)
Statement to the American Humanist Association (March 25, 1951)
A Chronology of Jeffers' Books of Poetry
Index of Titles
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