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Cawdor, a long poem ; Medea, after Euripides

Author: Robinson Jeffers
Publisher: New York : New Directions Publishing Corporation, [1970] ©1970
Series: New Directions paperbook, 293.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Drama
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Jeffers, Robinson, 1887-1962.
Cawdor, a long poem.
[New York, New Directions Pub. Corp., 1970]
(OCoLC)654667191
Named Person: Medea, consort of Aegeus King of Athens (Mythological character); Medea, consort of Aegeus King of Athens (Mythological character); Medea, consort of Aegeus King of Athens (Mythological character)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robinson Jeffers
ISBN: 9780811200738 0811200736
OCLC Number: 127908
Description: xxx, 191 pages 21 cm.
Contents: Introduction / by William Everson (Brother Antonius) --
Cawdor --
Medea.
Series Title: New Directions paperbook, 293.
Other Titles: Medea, after Euripides
Responsibility: Robinson Jeffers.

Abstract:

"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. Medea is a verse adaptation of Euripides' drama and was created especially for the actress Judith Anderson. Their combined genius made the play one of the outstanding successes of the 1940's. In Medea, Jeffers relentlessly drove toward what Ralph Waldo Emerson had called "the proper tragic element" -- terror. Cawdor and Medea embody Jeffer's most compelling themes and moods and convey his philosophy of "inhumanism"--

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