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Selected Poems

Selected Poems

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Randall Jarrell; Edited by William H. Pritchard

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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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. This collection, prepared by William H. Pritchard, presents some of Jarrell's finest poems to a new generation of readers.

Praise for Selected Poems

"Without losing this sensitivity, the poet gains in stature in his war poems, some of which are fine indeed. His is a distinct talent, not altogether developed, but certainly promising- and it will find an initiated audience." - Kirkus Reviews

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Randall Jarrell; Edited by William H. Pritchard

Randall Jarrell (1914–65) 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.

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