Robinson Jeffers





Robinson Jeffers


Born
in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, The United States
January 10, 1887

Died
January 20, 1962

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Heraclitus, Euripides, Friedrich Nietzsche, Jiddu Krishnamurti, Willia ...more


John Robinson Jeffers (January 10, 1887 – January 20, 1962) was an American poet, known for his work about the central California coast. Most of Jeffers' poetry was written in classic narrative and epic form, but today he is also known for his short verse, and considered an icon of the environmental movement.

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. A collection of his letters has been published as The Selected Letters of Robinson Jeffers, 1887–1962 (1968). Other books of criticism and poetry by Jeffers are: Poetry, Gongorism and a Thousand
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The Selected Poetry

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Selected Poems

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The Wild God of the World: ...

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Cawdor & Medea

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Medea

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Roan Stallion, Tamar  and O...

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Not Man Apart: Photographs ...

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The Double Axe, and Other P...

4.47 avg rating — 45 ratings — published 1969 — 2 editions
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The Women At Point Sur And ...

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The Collected Poetry of Rob...

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More books by Robinson Jeffers…
“The tides are in our veins, we still mirror the stars, life is your child, but there is in me
Older and harder than life and more impartial, the eye that watched before there was an ocean.”
Robinson Jeffers

“The heads of strong old age are beautiful / Beyond all grace of youth”
Robinson Jeffers

“I've changed my ways a little, I cannot now
Run with you in the evenings along the shore,
Except in a kind of dream, and you, if you dream a moment,
You see me there.”
Robinson Jeffers

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