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  • 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 The first group consists of forty-five unpublished or uncollected Dream Songs, included the title poem, "Henry's Fate."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...

  • Homage to Mistress Bradstreetby John Berryman

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 11.99

    This volume represents the first appearance in paperback of one of America's most outstanding poets. It contains, besides the long title poem, the major portion of Short Poems ; a selection from The Dispossessed, which drew on two earlier collections; some poems from His Thought Made Pockets & The Plane Buckt; and one poem from Sonnets. more...

  • Gumiguruby Togara Muzanenhamo

    Carcanet 2014; US$ 14.51

    Gumiguru is the tenth month of the Shona calendar – a month of dryness and heat before the first rains fall and rejuvenate the land. Togara Muzanenhamo?s second collection is a cycle of poems distilling the experiences of a decade into one calendar year, framed through the natural and agricultural landscapes of Zimbabwe. The book stands as both an... more...

  • Dog Treatsby Christopher Matthew

    Little, Brown Book Group 2014; Not Available

    Christopher Matthew is a comic genius' Sandi Toksvig From Ozymandias the Steve McQueen of Springers whose acrobatic sex life rivals Errol Flynn's, to terrier Ted, whose Falstaffian appetites (and over-indulgence following the loyal toast) lead to a shameful bender followed by a spell in re-hab, man's best friend comes in many guises, not all of them... more...