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Robinson Jeffers

(1887—1962)


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(1887–1962),

American poet. The scenery of the redwood and seashore of California inspires much of his works, and one of his dominant themes is what he called ‘Inhumanism’–‐the insignificance of man, contrasted with the vast, merciless, enduring processes of nature. He made his name with Tamar and Other Poems (1924), of which the title poem is a tragic narrative of family passion and incest in a wild Californian setting. Other volumes include The Women at Point Sur (1927), Cawdor and Other Poems (1928), Thurso's Landing and Other Poems (1932), Selected Poetry (1938), and Hungerfield and Other Poems (1954).

Subjects: Literature.


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