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Dream song : the life of John Berryman

Author: Paul L Mariani
Publisher: Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : English : 2nd ed. with a new introView all editions and formats
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This work provides a portrait of John Berryman, who, by the time of his suicide at the age of 58, had won a Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award. It describes the poet's struggle with alcohol and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: John Berryman; John Berryman; John Berryman
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul L Mariani
ISBN: 1558490175 9781558490178
OCLC Number: 33333983
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxxiii, 519 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I: 1914-1940 --
Death of a father: 1914-1926 --
Growing up & other agonies: 1926-32 --
Fair Columbia: 1932-36 --
Mr. Berryman goes to Cambridge: 1936-37 --
The real thing: 1937-38 --
New York & other betrayals: 1938-39 --
Alone in a tormented city: 1939-40 --
Part II: 1941-53 --
The terrifying bride: 1941-42 --
Down and out in Boston & New York: 1942-43 --
Rescue work at Princeton: 1943-46 --
The kingmakers: 1946-47 --
The art of adultery: 1947 --
The face in the mirror: 1948-49 --
Eddies and backwaters: 1949-50 --
By muleback up the foothills of Parnassus: 1951-52 --
The unmaking of a marriage: 1953 --
Part III: 1953-62 --
Death of a poet: 1953-54 --
Home: 1954-55 --
Becoming a professor: 1956-57 --
The holy cities: 1957 --
Operating from nothing: 1958 --
Another drink, another marriage on the rocks: 1959 --
A perfect marriage: 1960-61 --
My heavy daughter: 1962 --
Part IV: 1963-72 --
77 songs 77: 1963 --
Henry's success story: 1964-66 --
Dublin's shades: 1966-67 --
The American bard: 1967-68 --
An archaic sea with craters grand: 1969 --
Revelations of a locked ward: 1970 --
Thin long arms out in unconquerable beseeching: 1970-71 --
I am busy tired mad lonely & old: 1971-72.
Responsibility: Paul Mariani.

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