Jeffers was never socially inept, but neither did he require social engagement or validation. This flower has been reported and will not be visible while under review. In January 1904 the family moved into a home that the Doctor had built in Highland Park. Create lists, bibliographies and reviews: or Search WorldCat. In 1919 he purchased a plot of land on Carmel Point, where he built for his family a small stone cottage, Tor House, hiring himself out to a local builder to learn stone masonry. In 1903 Dr. Jeffers retired and removed his family to Southern California in May, taking a rental property in Long Beach. The Answer poem by Robinson Jeffers. Previously sponsored memorials or famous memorials will not have this option. 1940-1949 After Una's slow death from cancer in 1950, he withdrew further from the world. Of Una Jeffers. He was the son of a Pennsylvania minister and moved to California to attend Occidental College and later, the University of Southern California. Jeffers and George Sterling Una noted on the back that she had never seen Jeffers look so dignified or Sterling look like so much of a thug Found more than one record for entered Email, You need to confirm this account before you can sign in. His second volume introduces his first verse-narratives in addition to lyrics, but their aesthetic and intellectual patrimony is uniformly of the nineteenth century, and not of the iconoclastic early decades of the twentieth. Are you sure that you want to remove this flower? Please enter your email address and we will send you an email with a reset password code. View the profiles of people named Una Jeffers. When Una died in September 1950, Jeffers entered a long, shallow depression that lasted until his own death twelve years later. In 1924 his breakthrough volume Tamar and Other Poems appeared, setting a pattern for the contents of most of his volumes to come: one or more long narrative poems followed by shorter lyrics that function as commentaries or reflections on the themes of the narratives. Una Jeffers; Author division. Free shipping for many products! Please try again later. Your new password must contain one or more uppercase and lowercase letters, and one or more numbers or special characters. Over the next ten years he published seven major volumes of verse. Nov. 11, 2012. Photos larger than 8Mb will be reduced. To know that great civilizations have broken down into violence and their tyrants come many times. By 1910 they were embroiled in a covert love affair that was discovered and publicized in 1912. The construction of additional stone structures occupied his afternoons for most of the rest of his life. GREAT NEWS! This account has been disabled. Robinson Jeffers published four important books during this period—Be Angry at the Sun (1941), Medea (1946), The Double Axe (1948), and Hungerfield (1954). Find items in libraries near you. Try again later. It was later incorporated into his last volume, Hungerfield and Other Poems, in 1954. Please select a county or city to continue. Una and Robinson Jeffers raised twin sons and built a house and granite tower, which is now an historical landmark in Carmel, California. For memorials with more than one photo, additional photos will appear here or on the photos tab. We were unable to submit your feedback at this time. Please check your email and click on the link to activate your account. GREAT NEWS! During their 1938 stay in Taos, Mabel Luhan encouraged a liaison between Jeffers and another guest. To add a flower, click the “Leave a Flower” button. Most of Jeffers' poetry was written in classic narrative and epic form, but today he is also known for his short verse, and considered an icon of the environmental movement. Close this window, and upload the photo(s) again. He and Jeffers were the best of friends until Sterling's death, which Jeffers' honored in verse. Robinson Jeffers was born in Pittsburgh on January 10, 1887 to Presbyterian minister and biblical scholar Dr. William Hamilton Jeffers and Annie Robinson Tuttle Jeffers. Ironically, the decade also witnessed Jeffers’s greatest public acclaim. In 1937 the family toured the British Isles again for four months. ==Demografie== Bij de volkstelling in … It was later incorporated into his last volume, Hungerfield and Other Poems, in 1954. Robinson Jeffers led one of the most fascinating and controversial careers of any American poet. The sponsor of a memorial may add an additional. Una Call Kuster was a graduate student at USC and married to a successful attorney, Edward Kuster, when Jeffers met her in 1906. or don't show this again—I am good at figuring things out. At the end of his book-length poem, Iris, Mark Jarman describes that remarkable union and place as The house where pain and pleasure had turned to poetry and stone, and a family had been happy. Thank you for fulfilling this photo request. Robin and Una were married August 2, 1913, and for some reason remained friends with Ted Kuster and his new wife Edith Emmons Kuster. Make sure that the file is a photo. Robinson Jeffers was a Capricorn and was born in the G.I. Her problem was solved when a friend wrote to Una informing her that Edward had fallen in love with a young woman, Edith, the author of this memoir. Shortly before Jeffers’s graduation, Dr. Jeffers moved the family to Manhattan Beach, and later to downtown Los Angeles. You can still file a request but no one will be notified. Plese check the I'm not a robot checkbox.'. He published his final narrative, Hungerfield, framed as an offering to his wife, in 1952. Life Jeffers was born in Allegheny, Pennsylvania (now part of Pittsburgh), the son of a Presbyterian minister and biblical scholar, Reverend Dr. William Hamilton Jeffers, and Annie Robinson Tuttle. In her 1939 memoir, Of Una Jeffers, Edith writes, "One evening, a year after Una and Robin were married, Robin was reading aloud to us. Also an additional volunteer within fifty miles. Robinson Jeffers. If you have questions, please contact In Europe, Una realized she was lost without Robinson, but was torn because she still loved Edward and didn't want to hurt him. Cremated, Ashes scattered, Specifically: Tor House. The knowledge he gained underlay most of the major work that followed, but was acquired after the publication in 1916 of Californians. Year should not be greater than current year. AKA John Robinson Jeffers. When Una died in September 1950, Jeffers entered a long, shallow depression that lasted until his own death twelve years later. These themes led him to forthright depictions of human introversion, symbolized by incest in “Tamar,” and various forms of aberration or sexual competition in subsequent narratives. "Los Gallos," Taos, New Mexico, July 1934. (10th May 2020)JEFFERS, Alan T (ATJ), (Dun Laoghaire) - May 7, 2020. After their return to California, Una soon became ill from a cancer that eventually took her life. Medea's success relieved Jeffers's financial worries, but the happiest days of his life were now behind him. We do not have any photo volunteers within fifty miles of your requested photo location. Becoming a Find a Grave member is fast, easy and FREE. The email does not appear to be a valid email address. A collection of lyrics from this period, titled The Beginning and the End and Other Poems, was published posthumously in 1963. Subsequently he tried twice to make a career in forestry at the University of Washington, but quickly became disillusioned by the academic emphasis on commercial exploitation of forests. Are you adding a grave photo that will fulfill this request? Much of Jeffers’s schooling was obtained in Germany and Switzerland between the years 1898-1902, during which time he mastered German and French and became conversant in Italian. He read deeply in recent theories of psychology, myth and cultural anthropology -– Freud, Jung, Frazer, Harrison and others, either directly or indirectly. Jeffers working with stones in Tor House yard, 1930s. Though he excelled at medical studies, the discipline did not hold him. Dr. Jeffers took an active interest in his son’s education, tutoring him in the bible and classical languages and taking his family to Europe for extended stays. You have chosen this person to be their own family member. Maturity (1920 – 1949) In 1902 the family returned to the U.S. and Jeffers enrolled in the Western University of Pennsylvania for the 1902-1903 academic year. Susan Jeffers, a psychologist who wrote 18 self-help books, the first of which, “Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway,” became an international phenomenon, died on … But the full measure of the bitterness and disgust he felt was not apparent until The Double Axe and Other Poems (1948), a volume whose isolationism and bitingly acerbic criticism of world leaders were so offensive to the literary establishment that his publisher felt compelled to preface the book with a disclaimer. Also an additional 2 volunteers within fifty miles. Generation. The first Sunday of May is the day set aside for the Tor House Garden Party and the only day when photography is allowed beyond the gate. There is a problem with your email/password. Remove advertising from a memorial by sponsoring it for just $5. Are you sure that you want to delete this photo? Tamar and Other Poems. Thanks for using Find a Grave, if you have any feedback we would love to hear from you. Ray Jeffers passed away on November 10, 2020 in Toledo, Ohio. During Jeffers’s post-graduate period, when he was for the first time free from his religious family’s strictures, he drank to excess and discovered love with various young women. The Jefferses took up residence in a small log cabin in Carmel; twin sons were born in 1916. Are you sure that you want to delete this memorial? The Final Years (1950 – 1962) Your account has been locked for 30 minutes due to too many failed sign in attempts. 74085798, ; Maintained by Rodney Jewett (contributor 46973594) Cremated, Ashes … Jeffers published only one book during the last fourteen years of his life, Hungerfield and Other Poems (1954). Add to your scrapbook. While at Occidental, Jeffers served as literary editor of the college journal and contributed thirty-five poems to its pages, several foreshadowing his later themes. By Cynthia Haven. Please complete the captcha to let us know you are a real person. Robinson Jeffers was born on January 10, 1887 and died on January 20, 1962. Poet Robinson Jeffers and wife, Una, 'tell their own story' in newly published letters . Oops, we were unable to send the email. This may account for the gradual decrease in the poetic output over the decade. Try again. The stonemasonry was completed without assistance in 1925. Home » Una Jeffers. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Contacts Search for a Library. As national and international fame accrued, his wife’s gregariousness and social aplomb was a convenient shield against an inquisitive public. In 1947 his adaptation of Euripides’s Medea (1946) opened on Broadway, with Dame Judith Anderson in the title role. Include gps location with grave photos where possible. Birthplace: Pittsburgh, PA Location of death: Carmel, CA Cause of death: unspecified Remains: Crem. Around 1920 Jeffers began to develop a distinct prosody based on accentual meter, and abandoned the metrical forms he had previously emulated. About the author James Karman, Emeritus Professor of English and Religious Studies at California State University, Chico, is the author of Robinson Jeffers: Poet of California (1987). As a result the critical tide continued to turn against Jeffers, an outcome that he foresaw but was indifferent to. Thursday, December 8th, 2011. “Robinson Jeffers: A Biographical Sketch” previously appeared in California History Vol. Donnan, Jeffers, Una with Haig, Garth and Mabel. Save to an Ancestry Tree, a virtual cemetery, your clipboard for pasting or Print. During this brief but crucial period, Jeffers lived “largely within himself,” as a college friend later said. Robinson Jeffers would have been 75 years old at the time of death or 128 years old today. At Una’s urging, and under no financial pressure to find a job, Jeffers became serious about writing and publishing poetry, but the poems were derivative and he knew it. This memorial has been copied to your clipboard. Una took over large portions of Jeffers’s routine correspondence, and managed his time and calendar to maximize his creative output. It was an unqualified success, taken on tour, and remains a mainstay of theatrical troupes. Over the next decade Jeffers nursed a small inheritance from a relative, which allowed him the time he needed to develop his poetic craft. Sorry! If one or more works are by a distinct, homonymous authors, go ahead and split the author. Jeffers with briarwood can, Big Sur, 1930. We have 2 volunteers within ten miles of your requested photo location. The obituary was featured in Ohio Valley Publishing on November 26, 2020. But she was married to a wealthy and prominent Los Angeles attorney. Jeffers died January 20, 1962. Your Scrapbook is currently empty. Funeral Home Services for Norma are being provided by Willis Funeral Home. Una Jeffers is currently considered a "single author." Robinson Jeffers was born in Allegheny, Pennsylvania. There was an error deleting this problem. My friend and sometime-editor Terry Hummer triumphantly posted on Facebook that he had managed to buy four Robinson Jeffers stamps on ebay, after the first sale was cancelled because the seller was “out of … In the following years, Jeffers enrolled at USC, first as a graduate student in literature and then for three years in the Medical School. The son of Presbyterian minister and Biblical scholar, Dr. William Hamilton Jeffers, as a boy Jeffers was thoroughly trained in the Bible and classical languages. This success was tempered by the critical failure of his greatest effort, The Women at Point Sur (1927), but was largely restored by Cawdor and Other Poems (1928), followed by Dear Judas and Other Poems (1929). For several years in the 1930s, the family vacationed in the summers at the home of Mabel Dodge Luhan in Taos, New Mexico, where they mingled with other artists and intellectuals. Failed to report flower. You need a Find a Grave account to add things to this site. GREAT NEWS! Oops, some error occurred while uploading your photo(s). Enter a valid email address and a feedback message. Oops, something didn't work. He published his final narrative, Hungerfield, framed as an offering to his wife, in 1952. All photos uploaded successfully, click on the Done button to see the photos in the gallery. To suggest a change to a cemetery page, visit the Cemetery Corrections forum. Find a Grave, database and images ( accessed ), memorial page for Una Lindsay Call Jeffers (6 Jan 1884–1 Sep 1950), Find a Grave Memorial no. This was written as a verse-drama, a secondary narrative form Jeffers exploited repeatedly during his maturity. Translation on Find a Grave is an ongoing project. In 1919, he bought a tract of land at Carmel Point and hired stonemasons to build a house based on a Tudor barn Una had seen in England. Jeffers plumbed the experience to write a powerful slim volume of lyrics, Descent to the Dead (1930). based on information from your browser. In 1925, Roan Stallion, Tamar and Other Poems sealed his fame. But even as his eyesight failed, he never stopped During this decade Jeffers experienced bouts of depression, occasioned partly by increasing numbers of beach-goers and tourists who intruded on his solitude. Share this memorial using social media sites or email. It was a turbulent time. Join Facebook to connect with Una Jeffers and others you may know. Quickly see who the memorial is for and when they lived and died and where they are buried. The Transitional Years (1914 – 1919) Funeral Home Services for Ray are being provided by Eggleston Meinert & Pavley. 87, No. In 1929 the family toured the British Isles for six months. Please contact Find a Grave at if you need help resetting your password. 1930-1939 RJA-THF Webinars (“The Purse-Seine” & Setting Jeffers to Music), Message from the President ~ September 2020, Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. To suggest a correction or addition, visit the memorial page and click Suggest Edits. A system error has occurred. Robinson Jeffers with his parents, William Hamilton Jeffers and Annie Tuttle Jeffers, in 1893. Robinson Jeffers gets his due. Carmel-by-the-Sea, Monterey County, California, USA. By a fluke, the attempt failed, Una recovered, and the Jefferses’ family life gradually returned to normal after their return to Carmel. Thanks for your help! Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for The Collected Letters of Robinson Jeffers, with Selected Letters of una Jeffers : Volume Three, 1940-1962 (2015, Hardcover) at the best online prices at eBay! × Most of their time was spent in Ireland, the land of Una’s devotion. Resend Activation Email. Robinson Jeffers For Una: one of many verses from an anthology of much-loved poems from the English-speaking world that includes important work from major poets, memorable lines, sources for study guides and poetry for every occasion and mood - verse that can inspire you and rhymes that you remember from your childhood. Search. 1920-1929 Outwardly Jeffers seemed to be living an idyllic life bounded only by his own choices. John Robinson Jeffers (January 10, 1887 – January 20, 1962) was an American poet, known for his work about the central California coast.Much of Jeffers's poetry was written in narrative and epic form. After Una and her husband divorced in 1913, she married Jeffers the next day. The preservation of Tor House, the gardens, and the literary legacy of Robinson Jeffers and his muse, Una Call Jeffers is made possible by the Jeffers family and the Tor House Foundation. If you notice a problem with the translation, please send a message to and include a link to the page and details about the problem. For Edits select Suggest Edits on the memorial page. Norma Jeffers passed away in Bidwell, Ohio. Try again later. In 1941 he published his forebodings and invectives in Be Angry at the Sun and Other Poems. JEFFERS, Alan T. : Death notice. His poem “The Beaks of Eagles” was transformed by The Beach Boys into a 1973 pop song. With the onset of the War, Jeffers began to ask large questions, and the answers were not always apparent – a fact that accounts for some of the puzzling verse of this period. At the end of his book-length poem, Iris, Mark Jarman describes that remarkable union and place as "The house where pain and pleasure had turned to poetry and stone, and a family had been happy." Failed to remove flower. To view a photo in more detail or edit captions for photos you added, click the photo to open the photo viewer. Jeffers’s first volume of verse, Flagons and Apples, had been published at his own expense in 1912. ). Una was relieved that Edward was happy and in love. Try again later. GREAT NEWS! The Great Depression had taken hold, and Jeffers’s philosophical reflections on the human predicament, which he termed Inhumanism, did not offer uplifting social solutions. Peacefully, at home in the care of his two daughters in his 82nd year. Through these fits and starts, he discovered that for his life’s work it was only poetry that he was truly interested in. In the final years of his stay in Europe, Jeffers began to read and write poetry. During this period he repeatedly began other narratives but was unable to sustain the effort necessary to complete them. We have set your language to Robinson Jeffers was born in Pittsburgh. Combine with… At the same time, the ideas and themes that would shortly propel him onto the American literary scene as an authentic original were gathering and cresting: his apprehension of the divine in nature and the forces that animate it, the subsidiary role that humanity has to play in the drama of existence, a deep reverence for the regenerative cycle of nature and the role of natural violence in the cycle. Your password must be at least 8 characters, Please check the I'm not a robot checkbox, If you want to be a Photo Volunteer you must enter a ZIP Code or select your location on the map. When the volume finally caught the attention of major reviewers, his position in contemporary American poetry was secure. Books featuring a narrative, and sometimes a verse-drama, with a collection of lyrics appeared in 1932 (Thurso’s Landing and Other Poems), 1933 (Give Your Heart to the Hawks and Other Poems), 1935 (Solstice and Other Poems) and 1937 (Such Counsels You Gave to Me and Other Poems). Jeffers' letters, and those of Una written in the decade prior to her death, offer a vivid chronicle of the life and times of a singular and visionary poet. When Una discovered this, the most infamous episode in their married life transpired, ending with Una’s attempted suicide by gunshot. Failed to delete memorial. Drag images here or select from your computer for Una Lindsay Call Jeffers memorial. Flowers added to the memorial appear on the bottom of the memorial or here on the Flowers tab. For help using the website visit our help page or contact [Edith Greenan] Home. Please reset your password. As their sons were maturing, the Jefferses felt the need to offer them new and different experiences. We have 2 volunteers within fifty miles of your requested photo location. 2 (2010). Begun by Una and Robinson at their home in 1922, prior to the Jeffers family visit to Ireland in 1929, this collection demonstrates not only Robinson's little-known talent for illustration, but also Una's love for all things Irish - her own Ward Ritchie Press work, "Visits to Ireland," was published in 1954. The first of these was well-received, and Jeffers became the first American poet to be featured on the cover of Time magazine in 1932. I thought you might like to see a memorial for Una Lindsay Call Jeffers I found on Jeffers had not yet broken through the imitative mode. If a new volunteer signs up in your requested photo location, they may see your existing request and take the photo. No animated GIFs, photos with additional graphics (borders, embellishments. The 1,000-page first volume of the Collected Letters, published by Stanford University Press, is an 'epistolary autobiography' of one of America's greatest poets, Robinson Jeffers and his wife, Una. They fell madly in love. Robert Kafka Una Jeffers is composed of 1 name. The slender volume of conventional love lyrics bears no trace of the powerful poet he was to become twelve years later. Are you sure that you want to report this flower to administrators as offensive or abusive? We’ve updated the security on the site. All photos appear on this tab and here you can update the sort order of photos on memorials you manage. An email has been sent to the person who requested the photo informing them that you have fulfilled their request, There is an open photo request for this memorial. We have a volunteer within fifty miles of your requested photo location. Page Edit a memorial you manage or suggest changes to the memorial manager. He also faced changes to his hometown village of Carmel, experienced the rewards of being a successful dramatist in the United States and abroad, and endured the loss of his wife Una. The obituary was featured in … Intending at first to expatriate to England, the outbreak of the First World War turned them instead to the village of Carmel on the central California coast in September of 1914. But inwardly he was torn –- both by the War (he was a lifelong isolationist, though never a pacifist, believing that the only justifiable war was a war of defense) and to some extent by his new role as faithful husband, father and provider –- a role far removed from the carefree hedonism of his student years. But the later collections met with mixed reviews. One amongst them changed his life. Please try again later. Adored Dad to Dianne and Dee, beloved brother to Ruth Smyth, predeceased by his brother Peter. The Jeffers family frequently traveled to Europe, and Robinson attended boarding schools in Germany and Switzerland. The most important advance in his intellectual life occurred at this time. Jeffers enrolled in then-Presbyterian Occidental College in the Highland Park neighborhood of Los Angeles with advanced standing as a junior at age 16. Then what is the answer Not to be deluded by dreams. We have a volunteer within ten miles of your requested photo location. Jeffers Jeffers is een plaats (city) in de Amerikaanse staat Minnesota, en valt bestuurlijk gezien onder Cottonwood County. Includes. Use the links under “See more…” to quickly search for other people with the same last name in the same cemetery, city, county, etc. In 1948 Robinson and Una went to Ireland again -– a visit that was quickly aborted when Jeffers came down with pleurisy and nearly died. Place the pin on the map to plot a location. The Second World War dominated Jeffers’s writing in this decade, often to its detriment as he freely confessed. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help.