Books: California Hybrid

SUCH COUNSELS You GAVE TO ME

Robinson Jeffers—Random House

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Poets want to take truth by the hand; prophets want to get truth by the tail. A hybrid of poet and prophet is tomahawk-faced Robinson Jeffers, almost as much famed in the U. S. for doing his writing in a stone tower, built by himself, over-looking California's Carmel Bay, as for his violent free-verse narratives and black-diamond lyrics in Tamar, Roan Stallion, The Women at Point Sur, Cawdor, et al. Jeffers' latest book, Such Counsels You Gave to Me, is predominantly in his prophetic...

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