Robinson Jeffers

Robinson Jeffers

John Robinson Jeffers (1887–1962) graduated from Occidental College at the age of eighteen. Subsequently, he studied literature at the University of Southern California; philosophy, Old English, Dante, and Spanish romantic poetry in Switzerland; medicine at USC; and forestry at the University of Washington. Much of his poetry focused on the central California coast. Jeffers passed away in 1962.

Cawdor And Medea

Poetry by Robinson Jeffers

With a contribution by Robinson Jeffers

Here for a new generation of readers and students are two major poetic works of Robinson Jeffers (1887-1962). The verse narrative Cawdor, set on the ruthless California coast which Jeffers knew so well, tells a simple tale: an aging widower, Cawdor, unwilling to relinquish his youth, knowingly marries a young girl who does not love him. She falls in love with his son, Hood, and the narrative unfolds in tragedy of immense proportions.…
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