The Heart Is Strange

New Selected Poems by John Berryman

  • Published: Aug 23, 2020

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... read more

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Details of The Heart Is Strange

Exact title of the book
The Heart Is Strange
Book author
John Berryman
ISBN
9780374221089
Publisher
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Published
Oct 21, 2014
Language
English
Format
PDF, FB2, EPUB, MOBI
File size (in PDF)
2016 kB

Some brief overview of book

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.

About author

Berryman (1914-1972) was an American poet and scholar. He won the Pulitzer Prize for 77 Dream Songs in 1965 and the National Book Award and the Bollingen Prize for His Toy, His Dream, His Rest, a continuation of the Dream Songs, in 1969. Daniel Swift is the author of Bomber County The Poetry of a Lost Pilot's War and Shakespeare's Common Prayers.

He teaches at the New College of the Humanities in London.

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