Item #1253 BERRYMAN'S SONNETS. John Berryman.


New York: Farrar, Straus, & Giroux, 1967. First edition. Hardcover. Black cloth in dust jacket; square 8vo. 115 pp. A review copy with review slip laid in. 115 sonnets mostly written and rewritten according to Charles Thornbury the editor of his Collected Poems in 1947, two decades before they were published, about an illicit love affair with "Lise" (his notebook displayed at an exhibit at the University of MN in 1990, is entitled "Sonnets to Chris" and dated May-July 1947). In mostly strict Petrarchian form his diction is distinctly his own. Although these poems are not related to his Dream Songs, there is a prefatory poem in the persona of Mr. Bones. A near fine copy in a near fine dust jacket, lightly age-toned and edgeworn, but complete (not price-clipped)and no tears and overall near fine. Stefanik A13.I.a. Near fine / near fine. Item #1253

Price: $75.00

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