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Robinson Jeffers and the American Sublime

Robert Zaller


This book is devoted to the major American poet Robinson Jeffers (1887–1962). Jeffers, the best known poet of California and the American West, particularly valorized the Big Sur region, making it his own as Frost did New England and Faulkner, Mississippi, and connecting it to the wider tradition of the American sublime in Emerson, Thoreau, and John Muir. The book also links Jeffers to a Puritan sublime in early American verse and explores his response to the Darwinian and Freudian revolutions and his engagement with modern astronomy. This discussion leads to a broad consideration of Jeffers' ... More

Keywords: Robinson Jeffers, American sublime, California, American West, Puritan, Darwinian, Freudian, astronomy, Christ, exceptionalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780804775632
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804775632.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert Zaller, author