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  Robinson Jeffers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jeffers was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in a seminary dormitory, the son of a Presbyterian minister, Reverend Dr. William Hamilton Jeffers, and Annie Robinson Tuttle.
The largest collections of Jeffers' manuscripts and materials are in the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin and in the libraries at Occidental College, the University of California, and Yale University.
Jeffers Studies, a journal of research on the poetry of Robinson Jeffers and related topics is published quarterly by the Robinson Jeffers Association and California State University-Long Beach.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Robinson_Jeffers   (1977 words)

 Amazon.ca: Selected Poems: Books: Robinson Jeffers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Robinson Jeffers died in 1962 at the age of seventy-five, ending one of the most controversial poetic careers of this century.
Jeffers wrote this poem in 1932, kept the bed empty and waiting, and, some 30 years later, in 1962, when he knew he was dying, had himself moved into it and did die there.
Robinson Jeffers had the pluck to use the word "empire" re: the U.S. during the forties, a time when such remarks were utter heresy.
www.amazon.ca /Selected-Poems-Robinson-Jeffers/dp/0394702956   (1853 words)

 Robinson Jeffers' Life and Career
was born John Robinson Jeffers in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the son of the Reverend Dr. William Hamilton Jeffers and Annie Robinson Tuttle.
Jeffers met Una Call Kuster in 1906; she was three years older than he and married to a prominent Los Angeles attorney.
The largest collections of Jeffers manuscripts and materials are in the Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas and in the libraries at Occidental College, the University of California, and Yale University.
www.english.uiuc.edu /maps/poets/g_l/jeffers/life.htm   (1372 words)

 Robinson Jeffers
Robinson Jeffers is frequently described as the quintessential California poet.
Robinson Jeffers: Hawk Tower, Carmel, CA When Una's husband found out how deep his wife's feelings were for the young man three years her junior, he sent Una abroad, to Ireland, where she was moderately happy, until she learned that her husband, in her absence, had filed for divorce.
In addition, Karman asserts that "Jeffers sensed a hostility of the region to common human life," and he cites accounts of murdered lovers and a "burned body…found half-buried on the beach" which were part of the Jeffers' introduction to the culture of the Carmel coast.
www.cateweb.org /CA_Authors/Jeffers.html   (1144 words)

 Robinson Jeffers Summary
Robinson Jeffers was born on Jan. 10, 1887, in Pitt...
Robinson Jeffers is one of the great maverick poets of modern American literature.
Yet even if Jeffers were serving up a pastiche of metaphysical conceits and French symbolism, it seems unlikely that the "esthetic" critics [who have objected to his style] would feel moved to enthusiasm for his sprawling, often careless narratives.
www.bookrags.com /Robinson_Jeffers   (385 words)

 Robinson Jeffers (1887-1962)
Eliot and others, Jeffers searched myth and literature for a "usable past," but he employed these materials more radically than his peers, who, he thought, were fading out in effete aestheticism.
In several places, Jeffers said that he wrote for all time, not for the moment (even though many of his lyrics of the 1940s are very topical, like carping letters to the editor that criticize world leaders indiscriminately), because he believed poetry should bespeak permanence.
Although Jeffers has been severely slighted in the academic texts of the last decades, he is one of the few poets, I find, that the general student is most apt to have read before taking an American literature or poetry course.
www.georgetown.edu /bassr/heath/syllabuild/iguide/jeffers.html   (1311 words)

 Amazon.ca: The Selected Poetry of Robinson Jeffers: Books: Robinson Jeffers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Jeffers was a poet of the Carmel landscape--weather worn granite, tumultous surf, birds of prey, twisted coastal cypress--he also approached descriptions of humanity's arrogance and weakness in light of its fascination with war, violence, and self-inscribed bloodshed.
Jeffers espoused a poetic doctrine of Inhumanism, which was perhaps a reflection of his own personal misanthropy: humans are atoms to be split.
Jeffers, a direct heir of the Transcendentalists Emerson, Thoreau and Whitman (he borrowed Whitman's long line, though failed to produce his sonic effects) stands as one of the finest poetic figures in neo-Romantic Modernism.
www.amazon.ca /Selected-Poetry-Robinson-Jeffers/dp/0394404424   (1454 words)

 Robinson Jeffers Exhibition
Jeffers poetry is even quite popular internationally and has been translated into many languages including Japanese and Czech.
Jeffers was a controversial figure during his lifetime- an individualist and ardent lover of nature.
Robinson Jeffers appeals to a wide range of readers from lovers of classical literature, from which he drew many of his themes and techniques, to hikers and outdoors-people who, whether they have a knowledge of poetry or are relatively unacquainted with verse, respond to the simple, yet profound natural rhythms and images of his poems.
departments.oxy.edu /library/geninfo/collections/special/jeffers   (634 words)

 Pantheist Association for Nature - Robinson Jeffers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Jeffers was born on January 12, 1887, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to a 49 year old Protestant minister and his 27 year old wife.
Jeffers uses the pronoun "He" as a poetic devise to describe his unanthropomorphic concept of deity, no benevolent father figure, but rather the ground of life and being, utterly indifferent to human hopes and dreams.
Jeffers' eyes are notable: blue, shifting--but in no sense furtive--as though they would keep their secrets,--penetrating all-seeing eyes.
home.utm.net /pan/jeffers.html   (2412 words)

 Jeffers, J. Robinson
Abstract: Robinson Jeffers, known as a California poet, was born in Pittsburgh on January 10, 1887.
In 1913, Robinson Jeffers married a divorcee, Una Call Kuster, the former wife of a prominent Los Angeles attorney, and moved with her next year to Carmel, on the Monterey coast of California.
Jeffers' literary reputation skyrocketed in the 1920s and crested in the 1930s, but he still continued to win many distinguished awards later in his life.
www.pabook.libraries.psu.edu /LitMap/bios/Jeffers__J_Robinson.html   (746 words)

 Middlebrow » What Got Into Robinson Jeffers?
Robinson Jeffers (1887-1962) is not read much anymore, but I predict his work will make a big comeback in the next decade.
For Jeffers, the exact opposite was true: “the outer world is real and divine; one’s own soul might be called an illusion, it is so slight and so transitory.” The natural world is so real that the I who beholds it scarcely deserves to be recognized as substantial.
The poetry of Robinson Jeffers is unmatched among twentieth-century poetry for its vigor, vitality, and attention to the rhythms of nature.
www.scriptoriumdaily.com /middlebrow/archives/what-got-into-robinson-jeffers   (801 words)

 Robinson Jeffers Criticism
[Robinson Jeffers' poem] "Post Mortem" is a prophetic warning of the future dangers of over-population.
And I would suggest that the present renaissance of his poetic reputation is due, in part at least, to the accuracy and timeliness of his prophecy, and to the depth of his concern...
In Robinson Jeffers we find a poet concerned … with the cosmos in which man is but a momentary flicker, [and] the magnificent strophes of this strangely obscure poet show a [rich] maturity.
www.bookrags.com /criticisms/Robinson_Jeffers   (1072 words)

 The Contagion of Consciousness: Robinson Jeffers' Moral Universe
In "Hurt Hawks," Jeffers chooses to kill the crippled hawk.[8] Like Reave Thurso, the hawk is irreparably crippled and helpless to do anything but live off charity or face death; like the man, it chooses to try life even when life is utterly hopeless.
In The Loyalties of Robinson Jeffers, Radcliffe Squires has synopsized the poem to support the view that "Jeffers' admiration clearly goes to Reave," leaving the impression that the mother "lets" Helen die as revenge for the death of her son.
In each interruption, Jeffers brilliantly communicates the vast scale of the working universe, and in each he contemplates the idea that if the expansion of the universe is purposeful, its purpose is to flee the curse of consciousness.
www.dancingbadger.com /contagion.htm   (3041 words)

 Poets.org - Poetry, Poems, Bios & More - Robinson Jeffers
Jeffers immediately entered graduate school as a student of literature at the University of Southern California, where, in a class on Faust, he met another strong influence on his intellectual development: Una Call Kuster, who would later become his wife.
Jeffers verse, much of which was set in the Carmel/Big Sur region, celebrates the awesome beauty of coastal hills and ravines that plunged into the Pacific.
Jeffers brought enormous learning in literature, religion, philosophy, languages, myth, and sciences to his poetry.
www.poets.org /poet.php/prmPID/199   (491 words)

 Robinson Jeffers Resources at Erratic Impact's Philosophy Research Base
Robinson Jeffers, Poet of California by James Karman.
Robinson Jeffers was born on January 10, 1887.
The Robinson Jeffers Association is a community of persons interested in the life and work of the California poet Robinson Jeffers (1887-1962).
www.erraticimpact.com /~ecologic/html/jeffers.htm   (335 words)

 Integral Options Cafe: Sunday Poem: Robinson Jeffers
Jeffers was vital and and his words were precise.
Jeffers is often thought of as an extension of the transcendentalist movement of Emerson.
Jeffers was one of the few poets ever to appear on the cover of Time magazine.
integral-options.blogspot.com /2006/01/sunday-poem-robinson-jeffers.html   (1015 words)

 Robinson Jeffers, Poet, Stone Mason & Earth Scientist
Robinson Jeffers (1887-1962) was an American poet who built a stone house and tower along the Pacific coast at Carmel Point during the first half of the 20th century.
Jeffers is well-known for his long near-free verse tragic narratives such as Cawdor as well as numerous short political poems including The Purse Seine and Shine Perishing Republic.
Jeffers was a trained in science at Occidental College (BS 1906 at the precocious age of 18) and the University of Southern California (medical school).
www.gesc.ttu.edu /Fac_pages/Yoshinobu/RJ/RJ_index.html   (693 words)

 The Whitman of Big Sur / Poet Robinson Jeffers grappled to encompass nature, cruelty and humanity in one vision
Jeffers' poetry is cut to a Pacific scale, a direct descendant of Whitman's.
Jeffers was uncommonly sensitive to violence, yet luridly obsessed with it; his World War II pacifism cost him an audience.
Jeffers was free, instead, when he observed the flight of a hawk.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2001/04/22/RV133986.DTL&type=books   (790 words)

 AllRefer.com - Robinson Jeffers (American Literature, Biography) - Encyclopedia
From 1914 until his death Jeffers lived on the Big Sur section of the rocky California coast, finding his inspiration in its stern beauty.
For Jeffers the world, viewed pantheistically, was marred only by humanity, a doomed and inverted species, and its tainted civilization.
Jeffers' poetry is virile, intense, and rich in elemental power, with dense clusters of words and sweeping rhythms.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/J/Jeffers.html   (337 words)

 News Release: An Evening Honoring California's Poet Robinson Jeffers
Robinson Jeffers (1887-1962) was a poet and stonemason who lived and worked in the Big Sur-Carmel-Monterey region of California, an area now identified as "Jeffers country," according to Karman, a Jeffers scholar.
He is the author of "Robinson Jeffers: Poet of California" (Story Line Press) and the editor of "Critical Essays on Robinson Jeffers" (G.K. Hall), "Of Una Jeffers" by Edith Greenan (Story Line Press), and "Stones of the Sur: Poetry by Robinson Jeffers/Photographs by Morley Baer" (Stanford University Press).
Jeffers' family has given permission for the printing of a limited edition broadside of his poem, "The Answer," which will be available for purchase at the reading.
www.csuchico.edu /pa/news/Fall2006/10.30.2006.shtml   (420 words)

 Robinson Jeffers Biography
(John) Robinson Jeffers, (1887-1962), Poet, writer; born in Pittsburgh, Pa. He attended six colleges and universities in Europe and America, studying medicine and forestry among other subjects.
He is known for his mythical lyrics and narrative poems, as in Roan Stallion, Tamar, and Other Poems (1925), most of which promoted his pessimistic view of humanity in the larger scheme of an impersonal cosmos.
As a boy, Jeffers had tried to fly with homemade wings and many of his poems describe birds or refer to the myth of Icarus - his favorite animal and symbol was the hawk.
www.famouspoetsandpoems.com /poets/robinson_jeffers/biography   (259 words)

 Robinson Jeffers Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Robinson Jeffers was born in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, in 1887 and died at his home in Carmel in 1962, at the age of 75.
Son of a minister, Jeffers was educated in Europe and moved to Southern California in 1903, where he attended Occidental College.
Even though Jeffers wrote poetry from an early age, his training was in science, medicine, and forestry.
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 Robinson Jeffers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Jeffers graduated from Occidental College in Los Angeles in 1905 and after pursuing graduate studies in both medicine and forestry, he decided instead to become a professional poet.
As the century progressed, Jeffers became increasingly outraged as California's natural beauty suffered from the increase in population.
Jeffers has a reputation as a bitter and misanthropic poet; but if one hears echoes of Robinson and the literary naturalists in Jeffers, one should also listen for other moods and intuitions in his verse.
www.wwnorton.com /college/english/naal5/explore/jeffers.htm   (376 words)

 Robinson Jeffers
Loyal to his surroundings, Jeffers focused in his poems on the coastal scenery.
In his youth Jeffers was interested in the thoughts of Freud and Nietzsche.
Jeffers apparently tested various principles of Nietzsche's philosophy and rejected those that proved untenable.
www.kirjasto.sci.fi /jeffers.htm   (702 words)

 PAL: Robinson Jeffers (1887-1962)
Compared to Whitman for his long and melodic lines, Jeffers is influenced by his study of classical literature and by the deterministic doctrines of late nineteenth-century science.
Robinson Jeffers: Myth, Ritual, and Symbol in His Narrative Poems.
Robinson Jeffers: Poetry and Response, a Centennial Tribute.
web.csustan.edu /english/reuben/pal/chap7/jeffers.html   (539 words)

 PoetryFoundation.org: Robinson Jeffers
Although closely associated with the town of Carmel on the California coast—where he built his stone “Tor House” and “Hawk Tower” and lived from 1914 until his death—Jeffers was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and spent much of his boyhood at boarding schools in Europe.
Marrying in 1913, and determined to be a poet, he settled a year later in Carmel, where his wife and muse Una gave birth to a girl who died in infancy and to twin sons.
Jeffers’ first volume of verse, Flagons and Apples, appeared in 1912, but it was the 1924 publication of Tamar and Other Poems that brought him attention.
www.poetryfoundation.org /archive/poet.html?id=3470   (397 words)

 St. Ignatius College Preparatory - Robinson Jeffers
But Robinson Jeffers had another idea which increasingly dominated him.
Jeffers' primary purpose in writing narrative poetry is to tell a story.
Robinson Jeffers is the shadow of a great rock in a weary land, he is an
www.siprep.org /faculty/ptotah/Robinson_Jeffers.cfm   (4349 words)

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