RT Web Page DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 51311706 LA English UL http://public.eblib.com/choice/publicfullrecord.aspx?p=909203 T1 Randall Jarrell and his age A1 Burt, Stephen., PB Columbia University Press PP New York YR 2002 SN 0231500955 9780231500951 AB "Randall Jarrell (1914-1965) was the most influential poetry critic of his generation. He was also a lyric poet, comic novelist, translator, children's book author, and close friend of Elizabeth Bishop, Robert Lowell, Hannah Arendt, and many other important writers of his time. Jarrell won the 1960 National Book Award for poetry and served as poetry consultant to the library of Congress. Amid the resurgence of interest in Randall Jarrell, Stephen Burt offers this brilliant analysis of the poet and essayist." "Burt's book examines all of Jarrell's work, incorporating new research based on previously undiscovered essays and poems. Other books have examined Jarrell's poetry in biographical or formal terms, but none have considered both his aesthetic choices and their social contexts. Beginning with an overview of Jarrell's life and loves, Burt argues that Jarrell's poetry responded to the political questions of the 1930s, the anxieties and social constraints of wartime America, and the apparent prosperity, domestic ideas, and professional ideology that characterized the 1950s."--Jacket.