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John Berryman: Selected Poems (American Poets Project)

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"Staggering, swaggering, intoxicating" — John Berryman achieved a poetry where (in the words of editor Kevin Young) "protagonists search for a lover or friend, ancestor or listener with a recklessness that only Whitman allowed himself....Berryman becomes an Everyman attempting, falling short of and often achieving greatness."

The formal accomplishments of his early work, epitomized in the masterful "Homage to Mistress Bradstreet," led the way to the explosive, splintered, mesmerizing diction of the "Dream Songs" and the wrenching tones of the late religious poems. By turns or all at once compassionate, raging, scholarly, and uproariously funny, Berryman's poetry remains a unique and monumental presence in the literature of the 20th century.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781931082693
Author:
John Berryman and Kevin Young
Publisher:
Library of America
Editor:
Young, Kevin
Author:
Berryman, John
Subject:
General
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Single Author / American
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series:
American Poets Project
Series Volume:
11
Publication Date:
20041131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
200
Dimensions:
7.84x4.78x.65 in. .57 lbs.
Age Level:
17-17

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