The Heart Is Strange

The Heart Is Strange

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… (more)

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Here is Berryman’s masterpiece, one of those books of American poetry that, like certain mountains, has its own weather.


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Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 21, 2014)

Collection: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Language: English


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