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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... read his era, and how far his work stands from the course most American poets have followed since his death. It is also to see how Jarrell's literary practice anticipated discoveries in Continental philosophy, in Introduction.
Stephanie Burt. how Jarrell's literary practice anticipated discoveries in Continental philosophy, in feminist psychology, even in political theory. And it is, finally, to see what he accomplished. To do so, we need to begin with ideas ...
... literary enemies called him childish, even as he worried about his advancing age. “The Woman at the Washington Zoo” describes animals “Aging, but without knowledge of their age” (CP215); in another poem, an old woman says of “Mother and.
... Literary Life is invaluable as a biography. Persuasive recent essays by Langdon Hammer and James Longenbach consider Jarrell's relations to gender and power and have provided me with important points of departure.8 Travisano's volume ...
... literary accomplishment and its contexts; it is not a biography. It does, however, hope to revise and deepen our view of the man who wrote Jarrell's works, and it draws on manuscripts and anecdotes to adumbrate his career. To that end ...