The Wild God of the World: An Anthology of Robinson Jeffers

The Wild God of the World An Anthology of Robinson Jeffers Robinson Jeffers is not only the greatest poet that the American West has produced but also a major poet of the twentieth century in the tradition of American prophetic poetry This anthology

  • Title: The Wild God of the World: An Anthology of Robinson Jeffers
  • Author: Robinson Jeffers Albert Gelpi
  • ISBN: 9780804745925
  • Page: 433
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Wild God of the World: An Anthology of Robinson Jeffers

    Robinson Jeffers 1887 1962 is not only the greatest poet that the American West has produced but also a major poet of the twentieth century in the tradition of American prophetic poetry This anthology serves as an introduction to Jeffers s work for the general reader and for students in courses on American poetry Jeffers composed each volume of his verse around one orRobinson Jeffers 1887 1962 is not only the greatest poet that the American West has produced but also a major poet of the twentieth century in the tradition of American prophetic poetry This anthology serves as an introduction to Jeffers s work for the general reader and for students in courses on American poetry Jeffers composed each volume of his verse around one or two long narrative or dramatic poems The Wild God of the World follows this practice in it, Cawdor, one of Jeffers s most powerful narratives, is surrounded by a representative selection of shorter poems At the end of the book, the editor has provided revealing statements about Jeffers s poetry and poetics, and about his philosophy of nature and human nature.

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    1. Audra

      I was drawn to this book because of the poems of his quoted by the folks at the Dark Mountain project, but this collection really rubbed me the wrong way. Yet another privileged white man writing who just doesn't seem to get it (the nature he professes to loving, women in general). He talks to his cornerstone as though it should consider itself lucky to be part of his house. The presumption! I chugged thru it and am glad to have it out of my house.

    2. Conrad

      Robby Jeffers abandoned a promising career as a something-or-other, ran away to Big Sur, and married his lawyer's wife, where he built a brick tower by hand and wrote tons and tons of poetry. Florid and prone to self-caricature, this stuff is all about how We Can Never Prevail Against The Forces Of Nature and, by the way, All Human Effort Is Ultimately A Waste. Still, there's a spot in my heart for Jeffers. Not too many poets out there manage to combine nihilism, fishing, and greek myth in a sin [...]

    3. Jennifer

      Probably one of the most transcendent moments of my life has been going to a reading of Jeffers' poetry: sitting beside one of my best friends, occasionally looking over and seeing the same grin on her face as mine, while a man, crutches leaning against the podium at which he stood, read to us: what an enskyment; what a life after death.

    4. Keith Skinner

      The selection of poems as well as the supplementary material provide an intimate look within the mind of Jeffers. If I were to buy only one Jeffers book, This would be it.

    5. J. Alfred

      I have a feeling that people might be rediscovering Jeffers as a neglected master long after everyone from the twentieth century but Eliot is more or less a footnote: this, at least, is the impression that he'd like to give in a famous preface reprinted here. All his talk about geological time and the impassivity of granite and whatnot help the illusion to seem convincing. Jeffers is an interesting poet. I use his "Purse-Seine" in classes not specially devoted to literature as an essay prompt; h [...]

    6. Tifany

      Well, I was in Carmel, so I had to read Jeffers. Finally tackled CAWDOR, which has some incredibly beautiful passages--mostly of the experience of various souls at the moment of death; not what you'd expect, and not for the stuffed bunny loving crowd, unless the stuffed bunny is a professional taxidermy. Includes many of Jeffers' best shorter lyric poems as well, though not the wonderful MEDEA.

    7. Wendy Babiak

      I hunted down the work of Robinson Jeffers after someone at a forum said my work "sounded like" his. This anthology is an excellent introduction to his poems, and includes the epic narrative poem "Cawdor" on which he labored for years. The short poem "Flight of Swans" is probably my all-time favorite. His work has a strong but flexible metrical component and chews on issues that also obsess and enchant me (man's inhumanity and nature's glory & cruelty, the dignity of work, etc.).

    8. Artifice Magazine

      Really like Jeffers. He doesn't like you. Want a tattoo of a quote from one of these. I know which one.

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