Cawdor and Medea: A Long Poem After Euripides a New Directions Book
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- Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
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- Edition:First Edition
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- Publication Date:January 17, 1970
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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 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 1940s. In Medea
, Jeffers relentlessly drove toward what Ralph Waldo Emerson had called "the proper tragic element"—terror.
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