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John Berryman

(1914—1972)


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(1914–72),

American poet. Much of his poetry is anguished and confessional, exploring personal guilts and religious doubts. His works include Poems (1942), The Dispossessed (1948), and Homage to Mistress Bradstreet (1956). 77 Dream Songs (1964), with their imaginary and protean protagonist Henry, were completed by His Toy, His Dream, His Rest (1968), and together form his major work.

Subjects: Literature.


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