In This Wild Water: The Suppressed Poems of Robinson Jeffers
Place Published: Pasadena, CA
Publisher: Ward Ritchie Press
Date Published: 1976
Edition: First edition
Book Id: 37785
123pp. Octavo [24 cm] Brown hardcover with a gilt stamped title on the spine. The manuscripts of Robinson Jeffers are reprinted in facsimile on the endsheets. Very good plus. The spine ends and edges of the covers are lightly rubbed. In a very good dust jacket, with light wear on the surface and edges.
Robinson Jeffers submitted his manuscript for The Double Axe and Other Poems to Random House in 1948, resulting in a disagreement between Jeffers himself, his editor, Saxe Commins, and Bennett Cerf, the president of Random House, over the political nature of the poems. As a consequence, ten poems were deleted, several were changed, and the book was published with a disclaimer from the publisher. In This Wild Water includes the correspondence between Jeffers and Random House, and looks at each deleted poem in detail.