Pictures from an Institution. Randall Jarrell.
Pictures from an Institution

Pictures from an Institution

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1954. 8vo (5 ⅝ x 8 ¼) in cloth. Missing original dust jacket. 277 pp plus note on the type. Owner inscription. In good condition, with damp stains on cover and endpaper, spine slightly faded, worn along edges. Item #4218

The only novel written by American poet Randall Jarrell was published to critical acclaim in 1954; his sharp and witty prose drew comparisons to Dorothy Parker. Pictures from an Institution offers a satire of academic life, based on Jarrell’s tenure as a professor at Sarah Lawrence College.


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