John Berryman: Selected Poems

John Berryman: Selected Poems

by John Berryman
     
 

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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 Everyman attempting, falling short of, and often achieving greatness." Young's selection, the first

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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 Everyman attempting, falling short of, and often achieving greatness." Young's selection, the first new selection of Berryman's poems in over 30 years, encompasses the formal accomplishments of his early work, epitomized in the masterful Homage to Mistress Bradstreet, the explosive and mesmerizing diction of Dream Songs, and his wrenching religious poems. Kevin Young's poetry and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Book Review, Paris Review, and elsewhere, and have been featured on NPR's "All Things Considered."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781931082693
Publisher:
Library of America
Publication date:
11/04/2004
Series:
American Poets Project
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
4.70(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.64(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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