Jeffers, (John) Robinson

born Jan. 10, 1887, Pittsburgh, Penn., U.S.
died Jan. 20, 1962, Carmel, Calif., U.S.

U.S. poet.

Born to a wealthy family, he was educated in literature, medicine, and forestry. His lyrics express contempt for humanity and love of the harsh, eternal beauties of nature, notably the California coast near Carmel, where he moved in 1916. His third book, Tamar and Other Poems (1924), cemented his reputation and revealed the unique style and eccentric ideas he later developed in Cawdor (1928), Thurso's Landing (1932), and Be Angry at the Sun (1941).

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