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ISBN-10: 0811200736
ISBN-13: 9780811200738
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date: 01/17/1970
Dimensions: 7.90" L, 5.10" W, 0.70" H

Cawdor, a Long Poem: Medea, After Euripides

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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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I am amazed at its power and beauty...The music of the verse carries one along as it were the sea, drifting and rocking, and dreaming and moaning.–Edgar Lee Masters
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Details

ISBN-10: 0811200736
ISBN-13: 9780811200738
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date: 01/17/1970
Dimensions: 7.90" L, 5.10" W, 0.70" H
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