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Randall Jarrell's Book of Stories

Randall Jarrell's Book of Stories( )
Editor: Jarrell, Randall
Introduction by: Jarrell, Randall
ISBN:978-1-59017-005-2
Publication Date:Jun 2002
Publisher:New York Review of Books, Incorporated, The
Imprint:NYRB Classics
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $19.95
Book Description:

Storytelling as a fundamental human impulse, one that announces itself at the moment, hidden in infancy, that dreams begin--this is what the poet and critic Randall Jarrell set out to illuminate in this extraordinary book. Here Jarrell presents ballads, parables, anecdotes, and legends along with some of the finest work of Chekhov, Babel, Elizabeth Bowen, Isak Dinesen, Kafka, Peter Taylor, and Katherine Anne Porter. This wonderful anthology, with its celebrated introductory essay,...
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Book Details
Pages:400
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Anthologies (Multiple Authors)
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5 x 8 x 0.9 Inches
Book Weight:0.91 Pounds
Author Biography
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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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