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Remembering Robinson Jeffers:
January 10, 1887–January 20, 1962

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Robinson Jeffers was born on January 10, 1887.

Once regarded as one of the greatest American poets, Jeffers is largely forgotten by the literary establishment today, no doubt because of his politically incorrect subjects and views. A Nietzschean who was accused of fascist sympathies (which he denied), he celebrated nature and the outdoors in his work, eschewing the abstruse modernist style that was fashionable in his day. Read more …

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Remembering Robinson Jeffers:
January 10, 1887–January 20, 1962

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Robinson Jeffers was born on January 10, 1887.

Once regarded as one of the greatest American poets, Jeffers is largely forgotten by the literary establishment today, no doubt because of his politically incorrect subjects and views. A Nietzschean who was accused of fascist sympathies (which he denied), he celebrated nature and the outdoors in his work, eschewing the abstruse modernist style that was fashionable in his day. Read more …

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Robinson Jeffers, 1887–1962

Robinson Jeffers, 1887–1962

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Editor’s Note:

The following text is the transcript by V.S. of Jonathan Bowden’s lecture “Robinson Jeffers: Misanthrope Extraordinaire” at the 9th New Right Meeting in London on January 13, 2007. You can listen below. If you can make out the passages marked unintelligible, please post comments below. 

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La tragédie a ses obligations

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Dessin de Harold Arthur McNeill

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Original en anglais ici

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Dans les années 1920 et 30, Robinson Jeffers était l’un des poètes américains les plus estimés et les plus appréciés des critiques. Cependant, en 1948, sa réputation publique et critique entra dans un déclin rapide et irréversible après la publication de  The Double Axe and Other Poems [La Double Hache et autres poèmes] (New York: Random House, 1948), Read more …

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Jonathan Bowden’s Last Interview, Part 1: Transcript

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Welcome to Counter Currents Radio. I’m your host Greg Johnson. With us today is Jonathan Bowden. First of all, I need to ask you is it “Boden” or Bowden?

JB: Depends where you are in England basically, if you are in the North of England you say “Boden,” but if you are from the South of England, and I’m from the South of England, you say Bowden.  Read more …

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Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 27 
Jonathan Bowden’s Last Interview, Part 1

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Part 1 of 2

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Tragedy Has Obligations

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Graphic by Harold Arthur McNeill

Graphic by Harold Arthur McNeill

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In the 1920s and ’30s, Robinson Jeffers was one of America’s most esteemed and critically acclaimed poets. However, in 1948, his public and critical reputation entered a steep and irreversible decline upon the publication of The Double Axe and Other Poems (New York: Random House, 1948), which contains a number of poems about the Second World War and its aftermath that were strongly critical of the Allies and clearly sympathetic to the defeated Axis powers. Read more …

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War-Guilt Trials

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(November, 1945)

The mumble-jumble dones on, the hangman waits;
the shabby surviving
Leaders of Germany are to learn that Vae Victis
Means Weh den Gesiegten. Read more …

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Video of the Day 
Robinson Jeffers reads “The Bloody Sire”

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Apology for Bad Dreams

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In the purple light, heavy with redwood, the slopes drop seaward,
Headlong convexities of forest, drawn in together to the steep
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Shine, Perishing Republic

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While this America settles in the mould of its vulgarity, heavily thickening to empire,
And protest, only a bubble in the molten mass, pops and sighs out, and the mass hardens,

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Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 22
Robinson Jeffers & the Other America

Robinson Jeffers, January 10, 1887–January 20, 1962

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This lecture, “Robinson Jeffers: Misanthrope Extraordinaire,” was recorded at the 9th New Right meeting in London, on January 13, 2007.

 

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