roan stallion

roan stallion

tramples its owner to death and is shot by his wife, though she had been seduced by the stallion’s beauty. [Am. Poetry: Robinson Jeffers The Roan Stallion in Magill I, 835]
See: Horse
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Danaway Stardust, a black roan stallion owned by the Boot family, certainly had the pedigree - both parents are former Prince of Wales champions
Scott Fitzgerald, the classic novel of the Jazz Age; Porgy by Du Bose Heyward, a novel that was the basis for his successful 1927 play Porgy and Bess, written with his wife Dorothy, and George Gershwin's 1935 opera Porgy and Bess; Roan Stallion, Tamar, and Other Poems by Robinson Jeffers; Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis, a novel about an idealistic medical researcher and the forces at work in the world of scientific research; The Song of the Indian Wars by John G.
By November an expanded trade edition containing Jeffers's most famous poem, "Roan Stallion," was issued by Boni and Liveright.
In the ten years following the acclaim of Roan Stallion, Jeffers published eight major collections of poetry: The Women at Point Sur, Cawdor and Other Poems, Dear Judas and Other Poems, Descent to the Dead, Thurso's Landing, Give Your Heart to the Hawks, Solstice and Other Poems and Such Counsels You Gave Me and Other Poems--nearly a book a year, almost a thousand pages of verse in all.
What critics had judged as a young poet's momentary nightmare in "Tamar" or "Roan Stallion" now emerged as Jeffers's considered view of humanity.
In " Roan Stallion, " included in Roan Stallion, Tamar, and Other Poems, Jeffers uses an incident of a horse trampling his owner to contrast the primitive sexuality of the stallion with the degenerative lusts of man.