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Berryman's Henry : living at the intersection of need and art

Author: Samuel Fisher Dodson
Publisher: Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi, 2006.
Series: Costerus, new ser., v. 158.
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"Berryman's Henry: Living at the Intersection of Need and Art offers scholars and students the first thorough and well-researched vehicle into John Berryman's poem The Dream Songs. Through a close reading of the text, an examination of the history of its criticism and some of Berryman's letters, notes, and pertinent manuscripts, Sam Dodson offers the reader a solid starting point to appreciate the presiding  Read more...
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Dodson, Samuel Fisher.
Berryman's Henry.
Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi, 2006
(OCoLC)64399638
Named Person: John Berryman; John Berryman; John Berryman; John Berryman
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Samuel Fisher Dodson
ISBN: 1423790928 9781423790921 9789401201568 9401201560
OCLC Number: 70825458
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 176 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Preface Prologue: Elegy as Theology: Henry's Search for Death's Answers Chapter 1: Henry's Other Method: The Epic's Freedom of Language in an Experimental Age Chapter 2: The Paternal Elegies: The Dream Songs' Shroud Chapter 3: Henry "pale & ill": Berryman's Elegies of Praise and the Last Word Chapter 4: Posthumous Musings from an Active Coffin Chapter 5: Henry's Uneasy Rest Bibliography Index
Series Title: Costerus, new ser., v. 158.
Responsibility: Samuel Fisher Dodson.

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"Berryman's Henry: Living at the Intersection of Need and Art offers scholars and students the first thorough and well-researched vehicle into John Berryman's poem The Dream Songs. Through a close reading of the text, an examination of the history of its criticism and some of Berryman's letters, notes, and pertinent manuscripts, Sam Dodson offers the reader a solid starting point to appreciate the presiding structure and thematic focus of this American classic."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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