Randall Jarrell and His Age
Columbia University Press, 2005 M04 6 - 320 páginas
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.
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... fool's gold,” the lines suggest—but it is the only gold we can have. Breyer (later de Blasio) made a disastrous first marriage to another doctor. When it ended in the early forties, she wrote to Jarrell again from New.
... because the negative comments he would have made conflicted with his consultant duties (Yale Review files). Living at 3916 Jenifer Street NW, near the Maryland line, Randall and Mary loved Washington almost inordinately: it.
Stephanie Burt. Maryland line, Randall and Mary loved Washington almost inordinately: it offered museums and orchestras along with civility, greenery, and tennis. “I'm not a native Washingtonian,” he wrote, “but I wish I were—it's my ...
... lines, all winds End in this whirlpool I at last discover. And it is meaningless. (CP 113) The isolated, adult, his explorations “meaningless,” seems to have discovered (to borrow Geoffrey Hartman's words about Wordsworth) “that to ...
... lines, and those lines one after the other, as if the poem had then to retrace its steps: Here at the actual pole of my existence, Where all that I have done is meaningless, Where I die or live by accident alone— Where, living or dying ...