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Robinson Jeffers: Selected Poems

 
 
 
 
Robinson Jeffers: Selected Poems
Author: Robinson Jeffers
ISBN 13: 9780394702957
ISBN 10: 394702956
Edition: English Language
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: 1965-08-12
Format: Paperback
Pages: 128
List Price: $12.00
 
 

Robinson Jeffers died in 1962 at the age of seventy-five, ending one of the most controversial poetic careers of this century.

The son of a theology professor at Western Seminary in Pittsburgh, Jeffers was taught Greek, Latin, and Hebrew as a boy, and spent three years in Germany and Switzerland before entering the University of Western Pennsylvania (now Pittsburgh) at fifteen. His education continued on the West Coast after his parents moved there, and he received a B.A. from Occidental College at eighteen. His interest in forestry, medicine, and general science led him to pursue his studies at the University of Southern California, and the University of Zurich.

The poems in this volume have been selected from his major works, among them Be Angry at the Sun; Hungerfield; The Double Axe; Roan Stallion; Tamar and Other Poems; as well as The Beginning and the End, which contains his last poems.