Imatge de l'autor

Robinson Jeffers (1887–1962)

Autor/a de Robinson Jeffers: Selected Poems

92+ obres 1,438 Membres 7 Ressenyes 14 preferits

Sobre l'autor

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 mostra'n més 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) mostra'n menys
Crèdit de la imatge: Photo by Carl Van Vechten, July 9, 1937 (Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Carl Van Vechten Collection, Digital ID: van 5a52184)

Obres de Robinson Jeffers

Robinson Jeffers: Selected Poems (1965) 383 exemplars
Medea (1946) 98 exemplars
Cawdor and Medea (1970) 92 exemplars
Dear Judas, and other poems (1929) 39 exemplars
Cawdor and Other Poems (1928) 13 exemplars
Solstice and Other Poems (1935) 13 exemplars
Be angry at the sun (1941) 10 exemplars
Hungerfield and other poems (1954) 10 exemplars
Cawdor (1983) 8 exemplars
Californians (1916) 6 exemplars
Themes in My Poems (1956) 5 exemplars
Poems 4 exemplars
Die Zeit, die da kommt (2008) 3 exemplars
The desert 2 exemplars
Flagons and apples 2 exemplars
Brides of the South Wind (1974) 2 exemplars
Return: An Unpublished Poem (1934) 1 exemplars
Solstice (1935) 1 exemplars
Roan Stallion Tamar 1 exemplars
“Hurt Hawks” 1 exemplars
Sch-Not Man Apart (1982) 1 exemplars
Night [poem] 1 exemplars
Point Lobos (1996) 1 exemplars
Granite & cypress 1 exemplars
Thurso (1964) 1 exemplars
How Beautiful It Is 1 exemplars
DOUBLE AXE AND OTHER POEMS (1948) 1 exemplars
Hurt Hawks [poem] 1 exemplars
Birds [poem] 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (1995) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions; Col·laborador, algunes edicions913 exemplars
A Book of Luminous Things: An International Anthology of Poetry (1996) — Col·laborador — 825 exemplars
A Pocket Book of Modern Verse (1954) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions441 exemplars
American Earth: Environmental Writing Since Thoreau (2008) — Col·laborador — 412 exemplars
The Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart: A Poetry Anthology (1992) — Col·laborador — 388 exemplars
Thinking Like a Mountain: Towards a Council of All Beings (1988) — Col·laborador — 194 exemplars
American Religious Poems: An Anthology (2006) — Col·laborador — 161 exemplars
Future Primitive: The New Ecotopias (1994) — Col·laborador — 146 exemplars
Poets of World War II (2003) — Col·laborador — 133 exemplars
A Comprehensive Anthology of American Poetry (1929) — Col·laborador — 128 exemplars
Twentieth-Century American Poetry (1777) — Col·laborador — 96 exemplars
Best American Plays: Third Series, 1945-1951 (1952) — Col·laborador — 69 exemplars
Gods and Mortals: Modern Poems on Classical Myths (1684) — Col·laborador — 68 exemplars
Survival of Freedom (1981) — Col·laborador — 54 exemplars
The Ecopoetry Anthology (2013) — Col·laborador — 48 exemplars
Years of Protest: A Collection of American Writings of the 1930's (1967) — Col·laborador — 39 exemplars
A Quarto of Modern Literature (1935) — Col·laborador — 39 exemplars
50 Best Plays of the American Theatre [4-volume set] (1969) — Col·laborador — 32 exemplars
California Uncovered: Stories For The 21st Century (2005) — Col·laborador — 32 exemplars
60 Years of American Poetry (1996) — Col·laborador — 28 exemplars
Poetry in Crystal (1963) — Col·laborador — 14 exemplars
Continent's End: A Collection of California Writing (1944) — Col·laborador — 12 exemplars
50 Best Plays of the American Theatre, Volume 3 — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
A Day in the Hills a Poetical Competition... — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars


Coneixement comú



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.
… (més)
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.
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.
… (més)
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.… (més)
MSarki | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | Mar 31, 2013 |



Potser també t'agrada

Autors associats


També de

Gràfics i taules