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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... lives and their ties to autobiography (what Taylor would call “expressive” selves) have often been traced to early Romantic writers (Wordsworth, Goethe) or else to psychoanalysis. More than other American poets, Jarrell made sustained ...
... lives and works so often intersect, collectively address “the problem of selfhood in the postmodern world” (Mid-Century 6). Though Jarrell noticed links between his work and Bishop's, he is not often, as Bishop was, a poet of place and ...
... emotion itself. Chapter 4 examines the self in time, considering how the “I” who speaks a poem or lives a life may understand its past. The chapter begins with philosophical issues concerning personal identity and briefly.
... lives and for their extraliterary deeds: Anthony Hecht even called Lowell, after his death, “le Byron de nous jours” (32). Jarrell himself displayed a striking personality, a demanding intellect, and a need for affection: his life, by ...
... Randall returned to California to live with his paternal grandparents (“Mama” and “Pop”) in a big Los Angeles household along with Randall's great-grandmother (“Dandeen”). The first surviving documents in Randall's hand are a.