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Randall Jarrell's Letters

An Autobiographical and Literary Selection

Randall Jarrell's Letters( )
Author: Jarrell, Randall
Editor: Jarrell, Mary
Contribution by: Wright, Stuart
ISBN:978-0-395-34405-7
Publication Date:May 1985
Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $29.95
Book Details
Pages:540
Detailed Subjects: Literary Criticism / Poetry
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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