Robinson Jeffers and a Galaxy of Writers: Essays in Honor of William H. Nolte

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Challenging the conventional opinion that Jeffers' (1887-1962) nature poetry was an isolated phenomenon in US literature, 13 essays relate his work to that of other American and British poets, and demonstrate his influence on a wide circle of contemporary and subsequent poets. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570030437
  • Publisher: University of South Carolina Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/1995
  • Pages: 260
  • Product dimensions: 6.24 (w) x 9.26 (h) x 0.86 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Jeffers and Merwin: The World beyond Words 11
The Momentum of Syntax in the Poems of Robinson Jeffers 27
Critical Orthodoxy and Inhumanist Poetics: The Question of Technique in Jeffers, Dickey, Mallarme, and Stevens 43
Passionate Detachment in the Lyrics of Jeffers and Yeats 60
"Enter and Possess": Jeffers, Frost, and the Borders of the Self 69
Robinson Jeffers: American Romantic? 83
Robinson Jeffers, Gary Snyder, and the Problem of Civilization 93
"The Lonely Self-Watchful Passion": Narrative and the Poetic Role of Robinson Jeffers and James Dickey 108
Robinson Jeffers and the Conflict of Christianity 122
The Women of Robinson Jeffers and T. S. Eliot: Mythical Parallels in "Give Your Heart to the Hawks" and The Family Reunion 135
"Their Beauty Has More Meaning": Transcendental Echoes in Jeffers's Inhumanist Philosophy of Nature 146
Robinson Jeffers, D. H. Lawrence, and the Erotic Sublime 160
Jeffers and the Modern(ist) Terrain: Competing and/or Complementary Poetics? A Panel Discussion with Charles Altieri, Terence Diggory, Albert Gelpi, and James E. Miller, Jr. 182
Appendix: A Bibliography of Publications on Jeffers, Mencken, and Other American Writers over the Course of a Career: The Literary Criticism of William H. Nolte 203
Contributors 209
Index 211
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