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Randall Jarrell and his age

Author: Stephen Burt
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Burt, Stephen.
Randall Jarrell and his age.
New York : Columbia University Press, ©2002
(DLC) 2002071257
(OCoLC)49775458
Named Person: Randall Jarrell; Randall Jarrell
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Burt
ISBN: 0231500955 9780231500951
OCLC Number: 51311706
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 291 pages)
Contents: Antechapter: Randall Jarrell's Life --
Jarrell's Interpersonal Style --
Institutions, Professions, Criticism --
Psychology and Psychoanalysis --
Time and Memory --
Childhood and Youth --
Men, Women, Children, Families --
Conclusion: "What We See and Feel and Are."
Responsibility: Stephen Burt.

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"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.

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