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Pictures from an institution

Randall Jarrell

Pictures from an institution

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Published by Penguin books in association with Faber & Faber in Harmondsworth .
Written in English


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Originally published : London: Faber,1954.

Statementby Randall Jarrell.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20632056M

Explore Smithsonian Institution's 3, photos on Flickr! Back in the early s, the poet Randall Jarrell published a novel called Pictures from an Institution, one of those comic academic larks that is as terrifying as it is funny. “If Benton,” the imaginary women’s college of the novel, “had had an administration building with pillars it could have carved over the pillars: Ye shall know.


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