Books: And Buckets 01 Blood

THE DOUBLE AXE (149 pp.)—Robinson Jeffers—Random House ($2.75).

The poet who wishes not to play games with words,

His affair being to awake dangerous images

And call the hawks . . .

Readers of this book of poems are advised in a highly unusual (and ungrammatical) publisher's note that Random House does not agree with some of the political views pronounced by the poet Robinson Jeffers. When those hawks are being called, Random House wants it known that its own big mouth was shut.

Jeffers' political views are, in fact, stark and skinny as a buzzard's...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!