Poetry and the Age by Randall Jarrell

This book is a collection of essays that delve into the nature and purpose of poetry, with a specific focus on the contemporary state of poetry in the mid-20th century. The author provides a critical analysis of the works of various poets, including their techniques, themes, and influences. He also discusses the role of the poet in society, the relationship between poetry and the reader, and the impact of cultural and historical contexts on poetic expression. The book is renowned for its insightful and eloquent commentary on the art of poetry.

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