Randall Jarrell


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Noun1.Randall Jarrell - United States poet (1914-1965)
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" But for his part, the young American poet Randall Jarrell wrote a scathing review, implying it was pretentious.
Winnicott's "not-communicating," Randall Jarrell's beards, mourning the elegy: Robert Creeley's "Mother's Photograph," Ted Berrigan's reparations, Aaron Kunin's line of shame, and this feeling of time: Claudia Rankine's Citizen.
-- Randall Jarrell." For the opposite side, after a bit of puzzling, and given my physical and mental state, I shakily wrote: "Of course it's all right for librarians to smell of drink.
DELMORE SCHWARTZ, RANDALL JARRELL, Sylvia Plath, Robert Lowell, and John Berryman, all of whom died more than 40 years ago, remain the most famous American poets born in the 20th century.
Caption: Randall Jarrell on a stateside air base in 1943.
If that wasn't enough, towards its middle, the book also boasts an oddly satisfying and deeply affecting three-page diatribe that limns the mode of suicide of more than a couple dozen real-life literary figures, from Sylvia Plath to Anne Sexton and from Randall Jarrell to Yasunari Kawabata.
I once modeled a discussion for an eighth-grade teacher on The Bat-Poet by Randall Jarrell. Prior to discussion, the teacher pointed out "Michael" and told me that I shouldn't call on him "because Michael can't read." Nonetheless, during discussion, Michael raised his hand to read a passage aloud.
The hundreds of thousands of readers who made best-sellers of books like Lionel Trilling's The Liberal Imagination, or Edmund Wilson's Axel's Castle could turn to The Armed Vision (a paperback!) to learn who was who in what Randall Jarrell, himself an important critic, wryly called "The Age of Criticism." Hyman wasn't writing just criticism, he was writing criticism of criticism; yet he did so with a conviction that he was performing a primary literary activity.
The affinity with visual art runs deep: Bishop was delighted when the poet and critic Randall Jarrell invoked Vermeer in a review of her second book - the artist had clearly been on her mind, because she wrote to Jarrell that 'it has been one of my dreams that someday someone would think of Vermeer without my saying it first'.
Under the auspices of the Randall Jarrell Fellowship, she studied creative writing with Fred Chappell at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, obtaining her M.F.A.
Think of Randall Jarrell stepping in front of an automobile on a dark country road; Robert Lowell's frequent visits to McLean, the psychiatric hospital outside Boston; or John Berryman jumping off the Washington Avenue Bridge in Minneapolis.