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Robinson Jeffers

Poet (10-Jan-1887 — 20-Jan-1962)


Louis Adamic. Robinson Jeffers: A Portrait. Covelo, CA: Yolla Bolly Press. 1983. 60pp.

S. S. Albers. A Bibliography of the Works of Robinson Jeffers. New York: Random House. 1933. 262pp.

Terry Beers. A Thousand Graceful Subtleties: Rhetoric in the Poetry of Robinson Jeffers. Peter Lang Publishing. 1995. 113pp.

Marlan Beilke. Shining Clarity: God and Man in the Works of Robinson Jeffers. Amador City, CA: Quintessence Publications. 1977. 294pp.

Melba Berry Bennett. Robinson Jeffers and the Sea. San Francisco, CA: Gelber, Lilienthal. 1936. 174pp.

Melba Berry Bennett. The Stone Mason of Tor House: The Life and Work of Robinson Jeffers. The Ward Ritchie Press. 1966. 264pp.

Jeanetta Boswell. Robinson Jeffers and the Critics, 1912-1983: A Bibliography of Secondary Sources with Selective Annotations. Metuchen, NJ & London: Scarecrow Press. 1986. 170pp.

Robert J. Brophy. Robinson Jeffers: Myth, Ritual, and Symbol in his Narrative Poems. Press of Case Western Reserve University. 1973. 321pp.

Robert J. Brophy (editor). Robinson Jeffers: The Dimensions of a Poet. Fordham University Press. 1996. 248pp. Essays.

Arthur B. Coffin. Robinson Jeffers: Poet of Inhumanism. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press. 1971. 300pp.

William Everson. Robinson Jeffers: Fragments of an Older Fury. Berkeley, CA: Oyez. 1968. Written under pseudonym Brother Antoninus. Six essays about Jeffers.

Rudolph Gilbert. Shine, Perishing Republic: Robinson Jeffers and the Tragic Sense in Modern Poetry. Boston: Bruce Humphries. 1936. 197pp.

Robert Kafka (editor). Where Shall I Take You To: The Love Letters of Una and Robinson Jeffers. Covelo, CA: The Yolla Bolly Press. 1987. 123pp.

James Karman. Critical Essays on Robinson Jeffers. G. K. Hall & Company. 1990. 278pp.

James Karman. Robinson Jeffers: Poet of California. Chronicle Books LLC. 1987. 151pp.

William Henry Nolte. Rock and Hawk: Robinson Jeffers and the Romantic Agony. University of Georgia Press. 1978. 212pp.

Lawrence Clark Powell. Robinson Jeffers: The Man & His Work.. Los Angeles, CA: Primavera Press. 1934. 215pp.

Ann N. Ridgeway (editor). The Selected Letters of Robinson Jeffers, 1897-1962. Baltimore, MD: The John Hopkins Press. 1968. 407pp.

Radcliffe Squires. The Loyalties of Robinson Jeffers. University of Michigan Press. 1956. 202pp.

George Sterling. Robinson Jeffers: The Man and the Artist. New York: Boni and Liveright. 1926. 40pp.

Alex A. Vardamis. Critical Reputation of Robinson Jeffers: A Bibliographic Study. Archon Books. 1972.

Robert Zaller. The Cliffs of Solitude: A Reading of Robinson Jeffers. Cambridge University Press. 1983. 263pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Wikipedia [link]

  5. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.371)

  6. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.345)

  7. Webster's American Biographies (p.545)

  8. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers (p.220)

  9. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.127)

  10. Twentieth Century Authors (p.722)

  11. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.378)

  12. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.526)

  13. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.259)

  14. Who's Who in Twentieth-Century World Poetry (p.164)

  15. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.8)

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