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The Resource The heart is strange : new selected poems, John Berryman ; edited and with an introduction by Daniel Swift

The heart is strange : new selected poems, John Berryman ; edited and with an introduction by Daniel Swift

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The heart is strange : new selected poems
Title
The heart is strange
Title remainder
new selected poems
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John Berryman ; edited and with an introduction by Daniel Swift
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Language
eng
Summary
"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 for a better world and coming to terms with this one. The Heart Is Strange, a new selection of his poems, along with reissues of Berryman's Sonnets, 77 Dream Songs, and the complete Dream Songs, marks the centenary of his birth. The Heart Is Strange includes a generous selection from across Berryman's varied career: from his earliest poems, which show him learning the craft, to his breakthrough masterpiece, "Homage to Mistress Bradstreet," then to his mature verses, which find the poet looking back upon his lovers and youthful passions, and finally, to his late poems, in which he battles with sobriety and an increasingly religious sensibility. The defiant joy and wild genius of Berryman's work has been obscured by his struggles with mental illness and alcohol, his tempestuous relationships with women, and his suicide. This volume, which includes three previously uncollected poems and an insightful introduction by the editor Daniel Swift, celebrates the whole Berryman: tortured poet and teasing father, passionate lover and melancholy scholar. It is a perfect introduction to one of the finest bodies of work yet produced by an American poet"--
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1914-1972
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Berryman, John
Dewey number
811/.54
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3503.E744
LC item number
A6 2014
Literary form
non fiction
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1977-
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Swift, Daniel
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  • POETRY / American / General
  • American poetry
  • American poetry
Label
The heart is strange : new selected poems, John Berryman ; edited and with an introduction by Daniel Swift
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http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/089/9780374221089/image/lgcover.9780374221089.jpg
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Includes index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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txt
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rdacontent
Control code
ocn881385803
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxxv, 179 pages
Isbn
9780374221089
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014004039
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40024181773
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  • (OCoLC)881385803
  • (Sirsi) a1861483
Label
The heart is strange : new selected poems, John Berryman ; edited and with an introduction by Daniel Swift
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/089/9780374221089/image/lgcover.9780374221089.jpg
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn881385803
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxxv, 179 pages
Isbn
9780374221089
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014004039
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40024181773
System control number
  • (OCoLC)881385803
  • (Sirsi) a1861483

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