LITTLE FRIEND, LITTLE FRIEND. Randall Jarrell.
LITTLE FRIEND, LITTLE FRIEND
LITTLE FRIEND, LITTLE FRIEND
LITTLE FRIEND, LITTLE FRIEND
LITTLE FRIEND, LITTLE FRIEND

LITTLE FRIEND, LITTLE FRIEND

New York: Dial Press, 1945. Hard Cover. Very Good binding / Poor dust jacket. Item #3179

Octavo. 58 pp. First edition. Bound as issued in full cloth with blind embossed stars on the front board and decorative title in yellow on the spine. Light shelfwear, only; a clean bright copy in Fair jacket with loss along the top of both panels and the spine; jacket is held together and protected from further damage in a mylar cover.

Jarrell's second book, and first book of war poems. While there was more to Jarrell's career than his war poems, it is here that he made he made a sizable mark. Robert Fitzgerald argued that Jarrell was "practically the only American poet able to cope with the Second Great War." Little Friend, Little Friend is an important contribution and concludes with the most anthologized of his poems and arguably the most potent written by anyone about the Second World War, "The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner." John Crowe Ransom called it "nearly perfect."

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