Randall Jarrell

Randall Jarrell (May 6, 1914 – October 14, 1965) was an American poet, literary critic, children's author, essayist, novelist, and the 11th Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress, a position that now bears the title Poet Laureate.

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... Stockton) (1964) The Animal Family (by Randall Jarrell) (1965) Hector Protector and As I Went Over the Water Two Nursery Rhymes (traditional nursery rhymes) (1965) Lullabyes ... Volumes 2 ... (translated by Lore Segal with four tales translated by Randall Jarrell) (1973 both volumes) King Grisly-Beard (by Brothers Grimm) (1973 ...
Randall Jarrell - Bibliography
... Randall Jarrell's Book of Stories An Anthology ... Selected and with an introduction by Randall Jarrell ... Randall Jarrell, 1914-1965 ...

Famous quotes by randall jarrell:

    It is like any other work of art.
    It is and never can be changed.
    Behind everything there is always
    The unknown unwanted life.
    Randall Jarrell (1914–1965)

    The firelight of a long, blind, dreaming story
    Lingers upon your lips; and I have seen
    Firm, fixed forever in your closing eyes,
    The Corn King beckoning to his Spring Queen.
    Randall Jarrell (1914–1965)

    bars of that strange speech
    In which each sound sets out to seek each other,
    Murders its own father, marries its own mother,
    And ends as one grand transcendental vowel.
    Randall Jarrell (1914–1965)

    They said, ‘Here are the maps’; we burned the cities.
    It was not dying—no, not ever dying;
    But the night I died I dreamed that I was dead,
    And the cities said to me: ‘Why are you dying?
    We are satisfied, if you are; but why did I die?’
    Randall Jarrell (1914–1965)

    An object among dreams, you sit here with your shoes off
    And curl your legs up under you;
    Randall Jarrell (1914–1965)