Randall Jarrell (May 6, 1914 – October 14, 1965 / Nashville)
Poet, critic and teacher, Randall Jarrell was born in Nashville, Tennessee, to Anna (Campbell) and Owen Jarrell on May 6, 1914. Mr. Jarrell attended the Vanderbilt University and later taught at the University of Texas.
Mr. Jarrell also taught a year at Princeton and also at the University of Illinois; he did a two-year appointment as Poetry Consultant at the Library of Congress.
Randall Jarrell published many novels througout his lifetime and one of his most well known works was in 1960, "The Woman at the Washington Zoo".
Upon Mr. Jarrells passing, Peter Taylor (A well known fiction writer and friend of Mr. Jarrell) said, "To Randall's friends there was ... more »
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- 90 North
- A Camp In The Prussian Forest
- A Country Life
- A Man Meets A Woman In The Street
- A Sick Child
- Children Selecting Books In A Library
- Eighth Air Force
- Mail Call
- Next Day
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Here, the flag snaps in the glare and silenceRandall Jarrell (1914-1965), U.S. poet, critic. 90 North (l. 9-14). . . The Complete Poems [Randall Jarrell]. (1969; repr. 1989) Farrar, Straus an...
Of the unbroken ice. I stand here,
The dogs bark, my beard is black, and I stare
At the North Pole. . .
And now what? Wh...
I wrung from the darknessthat the darkness flung me
Is worthless as ignorance: nothing comes from nothing,
The darkness from the darkness. Pain comes from the darkness
Randall Jarrell (1914-1965), U.S. poet, critic. 90 North (l. 30-33). . . The Complete Poems [Randall Jarrell]. (1969; repr. 1989) Farrar, Straus a...
''A filmy trashRandall Jarrell (1914-1965), U.S. poet, critic. A Camp in the Prussian Forest (l. 30-33). . . The Complete Poems [Randall Jarrell]. (1969; repr. 1...
Litters the black woods with the death
Of men; and one last breath
Curls from the monstrous chimney. . . .''
''One yearRandall Jarrell (1914-1965), U.S. poet, critic. A Camp in the Prussian Forest (l. 15-20). . . The Complete Poems [Randall Jarrell]. (1969; repr. 1...
They sent a million here:
Here men were drunk like water, burnt like wood.
The fat of good
And evil, the breast's star of hope
Were rendered into soap.''
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