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Randall Jarrell

Poet (6-May-1914 — 14-Oct-1965)


Charles M. Adams. Randall Jarrell: A Bibliography. University of North Carolina Press. 1958. 72pp.

Bruce Bawer. The Middle Generation: The Lives and Poetry of Delmore Schwartz, Randall Jarell, John Berryman and Robert Lowell. North Haven, CT: Archon Books. 1986. 216pp.

Charlotte H. Beck. Worlds and Lives: The Poetry of Randall Jarrell. Port Washington, NY: Associated Faculty Press. 1983. 113pp.

A. J. Bryant. Understanding Randall Jarrell. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina. 1986. 193pp.

Stephen Burt. Randall Jarrell and His Age. Columbia University Press. 2002. 291pp.

Suzanne Ferguson. The Poetry of Randall Jarrell. Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press. 1971. 247pp.

Suzanne Ferguson (editor). Jarrell, Bishop, Lowell, & Co.: Middle-Generation Poets in Context. University of Tennessee Press. 2003. 335pp.

Richard Flynn. Randall Jarrell and the Lost World of Childhood. University of Georgia Press. 1990. 167pp.

Hartmut Heep. A Different Poem: Rilke's American Translators: Randall Jarrell, Robert Lowell and Robert Bly. New York: Peter Lang. 1996. 229pp.

Mary Jarrell; Stuart Wright (editors). Randall Jarrell's Letters: An Autobiographical and Literary Selection. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company. 1985. 540pp.

Mary Von Schrader Jarrell. Remembering Randall: A Memoir of Poet, Critic, and Teacher Randall Jarrell. HarperCollins. 2000.. 128pp.

Steven Kaplan. Robert Bly and Randall Jarrell as Translators of Rainer Maria Rilke: A Study of Translations and Their Impact on Bly's and Jarrell's Own Poetry. Peter Lang. 1989. 252pp.

Adam Kirsch. The Wounded Surgeon: Confession and Transformation in Six American Poets. W. W. Norton. 2005. 256pp. The six are: Robert Lowell, Elizabeth Bishop, John Berryman, Randall Jarrell, Delmore Schwartz and Sylvia Plath.

Robert Lowell; Peter Taylor; Robert Penn Warren (editors). Randall Jarrell 1914-1965. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux. 1967. 308pp.

William H. Pritchard. Randall Jarrell: A Literary Life. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 1990. 338pp.

Bernetta Quinn. Randall Jarrell. Boston, MA: Twayne. 1981. 172pp.

M. Bernetta Quinn. Metamorphic Tradition in Modern Poetry: Essays on the Work of Ezra Pound, Wallace Stevens, William Carlos Williams, T. S. Eliot, Hart Crane, Randall Jarrell and William Butler Yeats. Rutgers University Press. 1955. 263pp.

MacHa Louis Rosenthal. Randall Jarrell. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press. 1972. 48pp.

Thomas J. Travisano. Midcentury Quartet: Bishop, Lowell, Jarrell, Berryman and the Making of a Postmodern Aesthetic. University of Virginia Press. 1999. 352pp.

Stuart Wright. Randall Jarrell: A Descriptive Bibliography, 1929-1983. Charlottesville, VA: University Press of Virginia. 1986. 372pp.


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  7. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.776)

  8. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers

  9. Webster's American Biographies (p.543)

  10. Penguin Companion to the Arts in the Twentieth Century (p.118)

  11. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.127)

  12. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.377)

  13. Twentieth Century Authors, First Supplement (p.487)

  14. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.525)

  15. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.370)

  16. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.344)

  17. Who's Who in Twentieth-Century World Poetry (p.163)

  18. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.8)

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