The Wild That Attracts Us: New Critical Essays on Robinson Jeffers, edited by ShaunAnne Tangney
The first collection in twenty years of essays on Robinson Jeffers signals the increasing breadth and depth of criticism of the literature of the American West.
The essays highlight issues and theories critical to Jeffers studies, among them the advance of ecocriticism; the reimagining of regionalism as place studies; the continuing development of cultural studies and the new historicism; the vector of science and literature; the new formalism in narrative verse; and the glaring omission of feminist analysis in Jeffers scholarship. Jeffers has always appealed to a wider audience than many twentieth-century poets, and this book will speak to that general readership as well as to scholars and students. Available from UNM Press.