The Collected Poetry of Robinson Jeffers: Volume One: 1920-1928

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“Jeffers’ material is uncompromising, yet perspicacious and notable. This collection is one worthwhile volume of five in a single comprehensive edition of his work.”—Journal of the West
“These five volumes, handsomely produced, do full justice to Jeffers’s powerfu work.”—Interdiciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment
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“Jeffers’ material is uncompromising, yet perspicacious and notable. This collection is one worthwhile volume of five in a single comprehensive edition of his work.”—Journal of the West
“These five volumes, handsomely produced, do full justice to Jeffers’s powerfu work.”—Interdiciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment
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"Jeffers' material is uncompromising, yet perspicacious and notable. This collection is one worthwhile volume of five in a single comprehensive edition of his work."—Journal of the West

"These five volumes, handsomely produced, do full justice to Jeffers's powerfu work."—Interdiciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment

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The contemporary of Pound and Eliot, Jeffers conscientiously chose not to go the route of ``modernism.'' This single decision determines not only the structure and themes of his poetry but how we read it. Both scientific and religious, Jeffers's vision is rooted in naturecoupled with his antimodernist stance was the choice to flee the city for beautiful Carmel and Big Sur. Today the poetry stands isolated, at times grand, and somewhat forgotten. This first effort to publish the complete poems affords the reader not only the pleasure of Jeffers's engaging style and iconoclastic subjects but also a rich matrix for studying an alternative to what has now become the modernist tradition. Ivan Arg uelles, Univ. of California, Berkeley, Lib.
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