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  • 77 Dream Songsby John Berryman; Daniel Swift; Henri Cole

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 15.99

    A wild, masterful Pulitzer Prize?winning cycle of poems that half a century later still shocks and astounds John Berryman was hardly unknown when he published 77 Dream Songs , but the volume was, nevertheless, a shock and a revelation. A ?spooky? collection in the words of Robert Lowell??a maddening work of genius.?      As Henri Cole notes in... more...

  • Berryman's Sonnetsby John Berryman; Daniel Swift; April Bernard

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 15.99

    A brilliant and fiercely pitched sonnet cycle about love: at once passionate, forbidden, and doomed John Berryman was an unconventional poet, but he must have surprised even himself when, in his thirties, he found he was suddenly compelled to write sonnets. It was an unusual choice?even an unpopular one?for a poet in a midcentury American literary... more...

  • John Berrymanby John Berryman; Charles Thornbury

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 25.99

    This volume brings together all of Berryman?s poetry, except for his epic The Dream Songs , ranging from his earliest unpublished poem (1934) to those written in the last months of his life (1972). A definitive edition of one of America?s most distinguishe more...

  • Delusions, Etc.by John Berryman

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 8.99

    Mr. Berryman?s posthumous book of poems, Delusions, Etc., had been completed and was in proof before his death on January 7, 1972. The opening section, ?Opus Dei,? is a sequence of eight poems based on the offices of the day from Lauds to Compline?the lines above being quoted from Nones. Part two consists of five poems whose subject are George... more...

  • Henry's Fate and Other Poemsby John Berryman

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 8.99

    The poems in this posthumous collection were written by John Berrman between 1967 and 1972, the year of his death. The first group consists of forty-five unpublished or uncollected Dream Songs, included the title poem, "Henry's Fate." The second part includes eleven short poems; the third is devoted to unfinished longer poems, one of which is the... more...

  • Love and Fameby John Berryman

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 8.99

    One of the most astonishing things about this astonishing book is that it follows so closely in time the enormous achievement of the author's Dream Songs , the first part of which 77 Dream Songs, won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1965 and the second part, His Toy, His Dream, His Rest, the National Book Award for Poetry in 1969.   Love &... more...

  • Short Poemsby John Berryman

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 8.99

    This collection brings together in a single volume a wide range of John Berryman's earlier work. It includes the complete contents of The Dispossessed, a selection published in 1948 which has been out of print; and all the poems in His Thought Made Pockets & the Plane Buckt, privately issued in a limited edition in 1958; and "Formal Elegy," written... more...

  • His Toy, His Dream, His Restby John Berryman

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 8.99

    This book continues and concludes the poem, called The Dream Songs, begun in 77 Dream Songs, which was published in 1964 and awarded the Pulitzer Prize for poetry. It is a much longer volume than the earlier one and contains 308 songs in all, starting of course with number 78.   "Some of the people who addressed themselves to 77 Dream Songs... more...

  • The Heart Is Strangeby John Berryman; Daniel Swift; Daniel Swift

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 26.99

    A lively sampling from the work of one of the most celebrated and daring poets of the twentieth century John Berryman was perhaps the most idiosyncratic American poet of the twentieth century. Best known for the painfully sad and raucously funny cycle of Dream Songs, he wrote passionately: of love and despair, of grief and laughter, of longing... more...

  • The Finest Musicby Maurice Riordan

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 18.94

    In a series of timeless and modern-day renditions, Maurice Riordan brilliantly introduces us to the poems that founded Ireland's rich literature. Memorable and accessible, these early lyrics are presented in their classic incarnations by literary giants from both sides of the Irish Sea: in examples by W. H. Auden, Flann O'Brien, Alfred Lord Tennyson,... more...