Randall Jarrell

Finalist, National Book Awards 1966
Winner, National Book Awards 1961
Finalist, 1956 National Book Awards
Finalist, 1955 National Book Awards
Finalist, 1952 National Book Awards

Poet, novelist, literary critic, and teacher, Randall Jarrell was a writer with many facets, but most of all, he was a poet with a unique voice, one that was by turns imaginative, realistic, sensitive, and ironic. From the narratives of army life during the Second World War to the domestic scenes he wrote about so movingly in his final book, The Lost World, Jarrell’s poems are marked throughout by a voice that could be astonishingly intimate or could open up to speak to our common humanity. Jarrell received the National Book Award for his collection The Woman at the Washington Zoo. He died after being struck by a car in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where he was teaching at the time. [Farrar Straus and Giroux]
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The Lost World

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ISBN 978-0025589803 MacMillan Publishing Company
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Selected Poems

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Pictures from an Institution

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Beneath the unassuming surface of a progressive women’s college lurks a world of intellectual pride and pomposity awaiting devastation by the pens of two brilliant and appalling wits. More about this book >

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Randall Jarrell

Poet, novelist, literary critic, and teacher, Randall Jarrell was a writer with many facets, but most of all, he was a poet with a unique voice, one that was by turns imaginative, realistic, sensitive, and ironic. From the narratives of army life during the Second World War to the domestic scenes he wrote about so movingly in his final book, The Lost World, Jarrell’s poems are marked throughout by a voice that could be astonishingly intimate or could open up to speak to our common humanity. Jarrell received the National Book Award for his collection The Woman at the Washington Zoo. He died after being struck by a car in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where he was teaching at the time. [Farrar Straus and Giroux]

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