Reviews April 2003 Tame Monster By Jeffery Meyers Randall Jarrell was born in Nashville in 1914 and grew up in Tennessee and Southern California. He studied under poet and critic John Crowe Ransom at Vanderbilt University and followed him to Kenyon College, where he lived in Ransom’s attic with the young Robert Lowell and wrote his thesis on A.E. Housman. To read the full article, please sign in or create a free account to view Chronicles content for 30 days. Jeffery Meyers Jeffrey Meyers is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. His life of Samuel Johnson will appear in 2008, and he is now writing a biography of Arthur Miller and Marilyn Monroe.