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Randall Jarrell (1) (1914–1965)

Autor(a) de The Animal Family

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About the Author

Randall Jarrell was born in Nashville, Tennessee on May 6, 1914. He earned a bachelor's and master's degrees from Vanderbilt University. His first book of poetry, Blood from a Stranger, was published in 1942. During World War II, he served with the Army Air Force as a control tower operator. His mostrar mais other books of poetry include Little Friend, Little Friend; Losses; and The Lost World. He won the National Book Award in 1961 for The Woman at the Washington Zoo. In addition to writing poetry, he reviewed it during a brief period spent as poetry editor for The Nation. Poetry and the Age and A Sad Heart at the Supermarket are collections of his essays as a poetry critic. His teaching career included stints at Kenyon College, the University of Texas, Sarah Lawrence College, the University of Illinois, and the University of North Carolina/Greensboro. He also was the 11th Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress, a position that now bears the title Poet Laureate. He was hit by a car in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and died in October 14, 1965 at the age of 51. (Bowker Author Biography) Randall Jarrell (1914-65) was a prolific poet, critic, and translator. His Complete Poems are available from FSG. (Publisher Provided) mostrar menos
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Obras de Randall Jarrell

The Animal Family (1966) 633 cópias
The Juniper Tree and Other Tales from Grimm (1973) — Tradutor — 603 cópias
The Bat-Poet (1964) 529 cópias
Pictures from an Institution (1954) 464 cópias
Poetry and the Age (1953) 235 cópias
The Gingerbread Rabbit (1964) 160 cópias
Randall Jarrell's Book of Stories (1958) — Editor — 145 cópias
No Other Book: Selected Essays (1999) 120 cópias
Fly by Night (1976) 119 cópias
The Lost World (1965) 63 cópias
The Third Book of Criticism (1969) 43 cópias

Associated Works

The Man Who Loved Children (1940) — Introdução, algumas edições1,448 cópias
The Three Sisters (1901) — Tradutor, algumas edições1,076 cópias
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (1995) — Contribuinte, algumas edições926 cópias
Dear Mili (1988) — Tradutor, algumas edições766 cópias
The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Poetry (1990) — Contribuinte — 761 cópias
William Carlos Williams: Selected Poems (1968) — Introdução — 523 cópias
A Pocket Book of Modern Verse (1954) — Contribuinte, algumas edições446 cópias
Contemporary American Poetry (1962) — Contribuinte, algumas edições385 cópias
The 40s: The Story of a Decade (2014) — Contribuinte — 277 cópias
The Best Short Stories (1987) — Editor, algumas edições227 cópias
Poems Bewitched and Haunted (Everyman's Library Pocket Poets) (2005) — Contribuinte — 192 cópias
American Religious Poems: An Anthology (2006) — Contribuinte — 163 cópias
Poets of World War II (2003) — Contribuinte — 135 cópias
The Fisherman and His Wife (1812) — Tradutor, algumas edições133 cópias
Adrienne Rich's Poetry [Norton Critical Edition] (1975) — Contribuinte — 126 cópias
The Literature of the American South: A Norton Anthology (1997) — Contribuinte — 98 cópias
Gods and Mortals: Modern Poems on Classical Myths (1684) — Contribuinte — 69 cópias
The Ghetto and the Jews of Rome (1948) — Tradutor, algumas edições57 cópias
Lament for the Makers: A Memorial Anthology (1996) — Contribuinte — 52 cópias
60 Years of American Poetry (1996) — Contribuinte — 28 cópias
Praising It New: The Best of the New Criticism (2008) — Contribuinte — 23 cópias
A. E. Housman: A Collection of Critical Essays (1968) — Contribuinte — 22 cópias
The Juniper Tree and Other Tales from Grimm, Volume 2 (1973) — Selection & Translation — 16 cópias
The Rabbit Catcher and Other Fairy Tales (1961) — Tradutor, algumas edições16 cópias
Kipling and the Critics (1965) — Contribuinte — 6 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 1954 (1954) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
Robert Penn Warren's Brother to Dragons: A Discussion (1983) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Critical Essays on William Carlos Williams (1995) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Five Young American Poets (First Series) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)


Conhecimento Comum



Read a bit of this before returning to library. I think I have to buy this book when we get back from Burma. Jarrell is a smart, witty critic. From Poetry Foundation entry: Robert Lowell wrote in the New York Times Book Review that Jarrell was "almost brutally serious about literature." Lowell conceded that he was famed for his "murderous intuitive phrases," but defended Jarrell by asserting that he took "as much joy in rescuing the reputation of a sleeping good writer as in chloroforming a mediocre one."… (mais)
featherbooks | 1 outra resenha | May 7, 2024 |
Soft and strange and lovely in many many ways...and at the same time, the fantasy of a totally sufficient white* heterosexual family in a pristine and entirely unpeopled wilderness to which they have all come within the last generation is a colonialist one. It doesn't stop being a colonialist fantasy because Randal Jarrell wrote beautiful prose.

*The mermaid, of course, is technically not white. Her skin color is not specified but is mentioned as being dark. I do not think this invalidates the above critique.… (mais)
localgayangel | outras 14 resenhas | Mar 5, 2024 |
FROM AMAZON: Randall Jarrell was the critic whose taste defined American poetry after World War II. Poetry and the Age, his first collection of criticism, was published in 1953. It has been in and out of print over the past 40 years and has become a classic of American letters. In this new edition, two long-lost lectures by Jarrell have been added. Recently discovered by critics, they speak to issues at the heart of Jarrell’s criticism: the structure of poetry and the question "Is American poetry American?"

One of the outstanding poets of the postwar generation, Jarrell was also celebrated for his extraordinary praise of some underappreciated older and younger poets and for his witty dismissals of current favorites he thought less qualified. Poetry and the Age includes groundbreaking considerations of Walt Whitman and Robert Frost as well as profound appraisals of Wallace Stevens, Marianne Moore, John Crowe Ransom, and William Carlos Williams. His early reviews that established the reputations of Robert Lowell and Elizabeth Bishop are here, beside other enthusiastic discoveries that have withstood the test of time.
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Gmomaj | 1 outra resenha | May 5, 2023 |
i liked the way this started, and i liked the middle parts about the bear and lynx, but otherwise didn't really enjoy this much. it also felt weirdly...colonist, but i'm sure that's because of all i've been reading lately. like the mermaid coming to land and finding it better and superior in every way; it just felt icky to me. but the open hearted stories of living with animals were sweet. i just wish it had all been like that.
overlycriticalelisa | outras 14 resenhas | Apr 13, 2023 |



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