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I've read the poems in The Dream Songs many, many times over and I can't say I fully understand them. I can say, with full confidence, that in their own strange way they are genius. In his introduction, W. S. Merwin uses the adjectives "intimate, elusive, wild, unbearable, beautiful" to describe Berryman's poems. They are all that and more.
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This edition combines The Dream Songs, awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1965, and His Toy, His Dream, His Rest, which won the National Book Award for Poetry in 1969 and contains all 385 songs. Of The Dream Songs, A. Alvarez wrote in The Observer, "A major achievement. He has written an elegy on his brilliant generation and, in the process, he has also written an elegy on himself."

About the Author

A widely celebrated American poet and critic whose contemporaries and friends included Robert Lowell, Elizabeth Bishop, and Delmore Schwartz, John Berryman (1914-72) taught at Princeton, Harvard, the University of Iowa, and the University of Minnesota.

Table of Contents

Dreamsongs — Blanket of love — Rainbow slumber tree — Lullaby Lane — Gently, gently — First wonder --Once upon a time — Ninna nanna — You are loved --Angel child — Sweet dreamer — A twinkling star.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780374530662
Author:
Berryman, John
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Introduction:
Merwin, W. S.
Author:
Merwin, W. S.
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Subject:
Single Author / American
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20070417
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes an Index of First Lines and an
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
8.3 x 6.37 x 0.85 in

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I've read the poems in The Dream Songs many, many times over and I can't say I fully understand them. I can say, with full confidence, that in their own strange way they are genius. In his introduction, W. S. Merwin uses the adjectives "intimate, elusive, wild, unbearable, beautiful" to describe Berryman's poems. They are all that and more.

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