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Pictures from an Institution book. Randall Jarrell’s classic novel was originally published to overwhelming critical acclaim in 1954, forging a new standard for campus satire-and instantly yielding comparisons to Dorothy Beneath the unassuming surface of a progressive women’s college lurks a world of intellectual pride and pomposity awaiting devastation by the pens of two brilliant and appalling wits.
Pictures from an Institution is a 1954 novel by American poet Randall Jarrell. It is an academic satire, focusing on the oddities of academic life, in particular the interpersonal relationships among the characters and their private lives. The nameless narrator, a Jarrell-like figure who teaches at a women's college called Benton, makes humorous observations about his students and, especially, his fellow academics, in particular the offensively tactless novelist Gertrude, modeled on Mary McCarthy.
Randall Jarrell’s classic novel was originally published to overwhelming critical acclaim in 1954, forging a new standard for campus satire-and instantly yielding comparisons to. .Pictures from an Institution is his only novel.
Randall Jarrell’s classic novel was originally published to overwhelming critical acclaim in 1954, forging a new standard for campus satire-and instantly yielding comparisons to Dorothy Parker’s razor-sharp barbs. Like his fictional nemesis, Jarrell cuts through the earnest conversations at Benton y, but with mischief nowhere more wicked than when crusading against the vitriolic heroine herself.
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Randall Jarrell’s classic novel was originally published to overwhelming critical acclaim in 1954. Mr. Jarrell is on the side of the angels. His is a divine meanness, and he exposes his female writing devil punitively, matching her stream of poinsonous wisecracks with a series of coruscating cracks of his own worthy of Dorothy Parker at her most hilarious and deadly.
An excerpt from Pictures from an Institution by Randall Jarrell. One of the wittiest books of modern times. Move over Dorothy Parker. Picture. s less a novel than a series of poisonous portraits, set pieces, and endlessly quotable put-downs. Read it less for plot than sharp satire, Jarrell’s forte. The father of the modern campus novel, and the wittiest of them all. Extraordinary to think that ‘political correctness’ was so deliciously dissected 50 years ago. -Noel Malcolm, Sunday Telegraph.
Randall Jarrell’s classic novel was originally published to overwhelming critical acclaim in 1954, forging a new standard for campus satire-and instantly yielding . Pictures from an Institution - Randall Jarrell. A delight of true understanding.
Poet and critic Randall Jarrell was born in Nashville, Tennessee. He also published a satirical campus novel, Pictures from an Institution (1954), translations of Chekov, Goethe, and the Grimm Brothers, as well as a number of children’s books during his lifetime. Jarrell earned his BA from Vanderbilt University, studying with poets associated with the Fugitive movement of Southern writing including John Crowe Ransom and Robert Penn Warren. But according to William Pritchard, Jarrell showed little interest in Fugitive or ‘Southern’ political and cultural ideas.
Randall Jarrell (May 6, 1914 - October 14, 1965) was an American poet, literary critic, and novelist. He was the 11th Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress. Jarrell was a native of Nashville, Tennessee. Jarrell also published a satiric novel, Pictures from an Institution, in 1954 (nominated for the 1955 National Book Award) - drawing upon his teaching experiences at Sarah Lawrence College, which served as the model for the fictional Benton College - and several children's stories, among which The Bat-Poet (1964) and The Animal Family (1965) are considered prominent (and feature illustrations by Maurice Sendak).
Randall Jarrell, 1914-1965 Pictures from an Institution: A Comedy, 1954. Image: Paul Evans, 1931-1987. Welded and wrought steel fountain sculpture with abstract floral and geometric elements . 956-57. Jeremy Hunt is Director of the AAJ Press (Art & Architecture Journal, Press) – a writer and consultant on art and public space View all posts by jeh. Author jehPosted on August 10, 2014August 11, 2014Categories 20th Century, North America, Novel - 1900-1999Tags a comedy, benton college, miss rasmussen, pictures from an institution, randall jarrell. Leave a Reply Cancel reply.
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