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The Dream Songs

Poems

John Berryman; Introduction by W. S. Merwin

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

This edition combines The Dream Songs, awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1965, and His Toy, His Dream, His Rest, which won the National Book Award for Poetry in 1969 and contains all 385 songs. Of The Dream Songs, A. Alvarez wrote in The Observer, "A major achievement. He has written an elegy on his brilliant generation and, in the process, he has also written an elegy on himself."

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  • John Berryman; Introduction by W. S. Merwin

  • John Berryman was born in Oklahoma in 1914. The author of several volumes of poetry, of which The Dream Songs is considered his masterwork, he died, a suicide, in 1972.
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Poems

John Berryman; Introduction by W. S. Merwin

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