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coverRobinson Jeffers, Poet of California by James Karman.   

Out of print for many years, James Karman's Robinson Jeffers, Poet of California has been revised and expanded for this new edition. Karman takes us into the mythic life of Jeffers and his family as they build their own house on a desolate, rocky point at Carmel-By-The-Sea, where they carved out a life that honored hard work, self-reliance and the environment. 

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Robinson Jeffers died in 1962 at the age of seventy-five, ending one of the most controversial poetic careers of this century.

The son of a theology professor at Western Seminary in Pittsburgh, Jeffers was taught Greek, Latin, and Hebrew as a boy, and spent three years in Germany and Switzerland before entering the University of Western Pennsylvania (now Pittsburgh) at fifteen. His education continued on the West Coast after his parents moved there, and he received a B.A. from Occidental College at eighteen. His interest in forestry, medicine, and general science led him to pursue his studies at the University of Southern California, and the University of Zurich.

  

The Academy of American Poets:  Robinson Jeffers 
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Robinson Jeffers was born on January 10, 1887. His father, a professor of Old Testament Literature and Biblical History at Western Theology Seminary in Pittsburgh, supervised Jeffers’s education, and Robinson began to learn Greek at the age of five. His early lessons were soon followed by travel in Europe, which included schooling at Zurich, Leipzig, and Geneva. When the family moved to California, Jeffers, at age sixteen, entered Occidental College as a junior. He graduated at eighteen....

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Morley Baer Remembers Robinson Jeffers
Morley Baer spoke during the morning seminar at the 1992 THF Fall Festival. An edited transcription of his talk is proceeded by some introductory remarks by James Holliday. Some questions and answers are included at the end.

 

The Robinson Jeffers Association
The Robinson Jeffers Association is a community of persons interested in the life and work of the California poet Robinson Jeffers (1887-1962).

 

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