Remembering Randall: A Memoir of Poet, Critic, and Teacher Randall Jarrell

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Harper Collins, Jun 20, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 192 pages
When Randall Jarrell died in 1965, he left behind a critically acclaimed body of poetry, fiction and literary criticism that has earned him a permanent place in American literature. In these seven essays, his widow writes lovingly and knowingly about the wellsprings and character of his poetry, particularly his work on his last and best book, The Lost World; the creation of his celebrated children's books, The Bat-Poet and The Animal Family; his lifelong friendship with short-story writer Peter Taylor; his dedicated commitment during the last eight years of his life to completing his translation of Goethe's Faust, Part One; and their remarkable and joyous marriage.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Ideas and Poems
7
Libraries
19
Washington
29
Part I
38
Peter and Randall
69
The Lyric Ear
79
The Childrens Quartet
95
The Lost World
103
Let Us Form As Freud Has Said A Group of Two
133
Afterword
171
Authors Note
173
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Mary von Schrader Jarrell was born n St. Louis, Missouri, and brought up in California. She graduated from Stanford University as a philosophy major. She edited Randall Jarrell's Letters and is the author of Jerome: The Biography of a Poem and The Knee-Baby, a book for children. Her essays hove appeared in Harper's, American Poetry Review, Parnassus, Shenandoah, and elsewhere.

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