TITLE

OF PITY AND INNOCENCE

AUTHOR(S)
Rosenthal, M. L.
PUB. DATE
June 1952
SOURCE
New Republic;6/2/52, Vol. 126 Issue 22, p21
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on the book "The Seven-League Crutches," by Randall Jarrell. Jarrell's verse has the "tears of things" in it. It has been linked to Wilfred Owen's poetry of pity, though Owen was simpler and more direct in his nonconformist-pacifist idealism. Jarrell concerns himself less with systematic, patterned injustice in nature or society than with the vulnerable and helpless sensibility of innocence. On an earlier poem, "The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner," his fusion of subjective responses produced an almost unbearably poignant emotional precision.
ACCESSION #
14465765

 

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