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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... Jessica Bennett, who sees how things are and knows how they ought to be; her understanding of art, proportion, and intimacy has, I hope, improved my own. INTRODUCTION Randall Jarrell showed us how to read his contemporaries;
... understand. To see how Jarrell wrote and how to read him is to see how he 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 ...
... understanding” (177). Taylor does not, however, wish to do away with the self: he does not think that we moderns should or can.1 Other thinkers —especially those indebted to Michel Foucault—have liked to suggest that our notions of the ...
... understand his era and that to know his era well, we need to appreciate him. My first chapter outlines Jarrell's life. Each subsequent chapter considers a different approach to the self. Chapter 1 addresses the self as it depends on ...
... of 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.