Berryman's Shakespeare: Essays, Letters, and Other Writings

Berryman's Shakespeare: Essays, Letters, and Other Writings

by John Berryman
     
 

Edited by John Haffenden
With a Preface by Robert Giroux

John Berryman, one of America's most talented modern poets, was winner of the Pulitzer Prize for 77 Dream Songs and the National Book Award for His Toy, His Dream, His Rest. He gained a reputation as an innovator whose bold literary adventures were tempered by exacting

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Edited by John Haffenden
With a Preface by Robert Giroux

John Berryman, one of America's most talented modern poets, was winner of the Pulitzer Prize for 77 Dream Songs and the National Book Award for His Toy, His Dream, His Rest. He gained a reputation as an innovator whose bold literary adventures were tempered by exacting discipline. Berryman was also an active, prolific, and perceptive critic whose own experience as a major poet served to his advantage.

Berryman was a protégé of Mark Van Doren, the great Shakespearean scholar, and the Bard's work remained one of his most abiding passions--he would devote a lifetime to writing about it. His voluminous writings on the subject have now been collected and edited by John Haffenden.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781466808119
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date:
12/30/2000
Sold by:
Macmillan
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
416
File size:
725 KB

Meet the Author

John Haffenden is professor of English literature at the University of Sheffield. His publications include The Life of John Berryman; Viewpoints: Poets in Conversation; as well as a study of poet and critic William Empson. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature


John Berryman (1914-1972) was an American poet and scholar. He won the Pulitzer Prize for 77 Dream Songs in 1965 and the National Book Award and the Bollingen Prize for His Toy, His Dream, His Rest, a continuation of the Dream Songs, in 1969.

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