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Randall Jarrell on W. H. Auden

Randall Jarrell on W. H. Auden( )
Author: Jarrell, Randall
Editor: Burt, Stephen
As told to: Brooks-Motl, Hannah
Series title:A Columbia University Publication
ISBN:978-0-231-13078-3
Publication Date:Apr 2005
Publisher:Columbia University Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $135.00
Book Description:

Jarrell's witty, pointed, and long-lost lectures trace the evolution of Auden's style from the late 1920s to the early 1950s and examine the ideas and contexts that animated his poetry, including psychoanalysis, leftist politics, and Christian theology. Delivered at Princeton University in 1952, these six lectures offer new insights into Auden's poetry, particularly his long poems, and Jarrell's own work as critic and poet.

Book Details
Pages:200
Detailed Subjects: Literary Criticism / Poetry
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):14.8 x 21.6 x 1.759 cm
Book Weight:0.356 Kilograms
Author Biography
Jarrell, Randall (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 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.

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