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Published by Routledge & K. Paul in Boston .
Written in English


  • Berryman, John, 1914-1972.,
  • Poets, American -- 20th century -- Biography.

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Edition Notes

StatementJohn Haffenden.
LC ClassificationsPS3503.E744 Z59 1982
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 451 p. ;
Number of Pages451
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3783159M
ISBN 100710092164
LC Control Number81023501

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The American poet John Berryman () liked to excuse his excessive drinking and argumentative, sometimes violent nature by reminding himself that he was a genius and a poet. Paul Mariani, Dream Song: The Life of John Berryman - Rick Richman, Commentary Magazine. John Berryman occupies a central place among the outstanding poets of recent times. Homage to Mistress Bradstreet, which Edmund Wilson called "the most distinguished long poem by an American since "The Waste Land", and The Dream Songs, an astonishing modern epic in which Berryman displayed much of his personality and experience, together earned him the National Book . A scholar and professor as well as a poet, John Berryman is best-known for The Dream Songs (), an intensely personal sequence of poems which brought him the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award. In these he invented a style and form able to accommodate a vast range of material while expressing his turbulent John Smith in McAlester, Oklahoma, in .   Dream Song: The Life of John Berryman. Though detailed enough to supply the context for many an otherwise bewildering passage, Mariani’s book .

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