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Robinson Jeffers : Poet and Prophet

By: Karman, James.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Palo Alto : Stanford University Press, 2015Description: 1 online resource (260 p.).ISBN: 9780804795500.Subject(s): | | | | | | Jeffers, Robinson, -- 1887-1962 | Poets, American -- 20th century -- BiographyGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Robinson Jeffers : Poet and ProphetDDC classification: 811/.52 B LOC classification: PS3519.E27.K376 2015ebOnline resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Contents; Illustrations; Introduction; I. Wild honey; 1887-1905; 1905-1910; 1910-1915; II. Tides of fire; 1915-1920; 1920-1925; 1925-1930; III. The whirlwind's heart; 1930-1935; 1935-1940; 1940-1945; IV. Eagle and hawk; 1945-1950; 1950-1955; 1955-1962; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index
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Contents; Illustrations; Introduction; I. Wild honey; 1887-1905; 1905-1910; 1910-1915; II. Tides of fire; 1915-1920; 1920-1925; 1925-1930; III. The whirlwind's heart; 1930-1935; 1935-1940; 1940-1945; IV. Eagle and hawk; 1945-1950; 1950-1955; 1955-1962; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index

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This "concise biography" identifies the people most important to Jeffers (1887-1962), notably his wife (Una), his father (William Hamilton), and his two sons (Garth and Donnan). Karman (emer., English and religious studies, California State Univ., Chico) describes the fiercely beautiful locale in which the poet spent most of his life (the Monterey-Carmel-Big Sur coast of California) and reveals how momentous it was for Jeffers to build a granite house and tower on cliffs overlooking the sea. Karman discusses each of the poet's major books--providing extended commentary on such titles as Roan Stallion, Tamar and Other Poems (1925), and The Double Axe and Other Poems (1948)--and celebrates the poet's diverse output: meditative lyrics, long narratives, verse dramas. Karman also addresses issues that made Jeffers controversial: his obsession with lurid, often violent, stories; his denunciation of all nations involved in WW II, including the US; his profound misgivings about "the troublesome race of man"; his rejection of both religious faith and humanism in favor of "pantheistic mysticism." Finally, Karman urges a reevaluation of this "anti-modern modernist," emphasizing the ways in which Jeffers anticipated today's ecological concerns. Succinct, lucid, informative, evenhanded in its judgments, this is the best overview currently available of Jeffers's life and work. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Lower-division undergraduates and above; general readers. --Donald D. Kummings, University of Wisconsin--Parkside

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James Karman, Emeritus Professor of English and Religious Studies at California State University, Chico, is the author of Robinson Jeffers: Poet of California (1987).

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