Robert Zaller

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Robert Michael Zaller (born 1940 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American author whose works include volumes of history, criticism, and verse. He is Distinguished University Professor of History at Drexel University, and has been active as an opponent of the death penalty.

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  • 1974 - A Casebook on Anais Nin (New American Library, 1974).
  • 1989 - The Tribute of His Peers: Elegies for Robinson Jeffers (Tor House Press, 1989). ISBN 0-9622774-0-1
  • 1991 - Centennial Essays for Robinson Jeffers (University of Delaware Press/ Associated University Presses, 1991). ISBN 0-87413-414-5
  • 2009 - The Classic Historians (Linus Publications, 2009) ISBN 1-60797-022-8.



  • Furies (Hors Commerce Press, 1969). Translated from the Greek of Lili Bita.
  • The Scorpion and Other Stories (Pella, 1998). ISBN 9780918618696. Translated from the Greek of Lili Bita.
  • Sister of Darkness (Somerset Hall Press, 2005). ISBN 0-9724661-8-5 Translated from the Greek of Lili Bita.
  • Thirty Years in the Rain: The Selected Poetry of Nikiforos Vrettakos (Somerset Hall Press, 2005). ISBN 0-972466-13-4
  • Fleshfire (Somerset Hall Press, 2016). ISBN 978-1-935244-14-1 Translated from the Greek of Lili Bita.


  • The Art of the Steal (Directed by Don Argott, 2009).


His honors include the Phi Alpha Theta Prize (1972) and the Tor House Foundation Award (1984). He was a Guggenheim fellow in 1985-86,[1] and is an elected fellow of the Royal Historical Society (1991).[2] He was chair of the Faculty Senate of the University of Miami from 1982 to 1985, was a long-serving member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Yale Center for Parliamentary History, and was President of the Robinson Jeffers Association (1997–2000).


  1. ^ "Fellows whose last names begin with Z". John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Archived from the original on November 20, 2007. Retrieved 2008-07-06. 
  2. ^ "Fellows of the Royal Historical Society". Royal Historical Society. Retrieved 2008-07-06. 

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