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  • Unnamed Friend In The Dream Songs
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    Robert Lowell (1964) [Lowell's review was important for Berryman: it appeared in the New York Review of Books and at the height of Lowell's own achievement - For the Union Dead had just been published. Lowell was at times baffled, irritated and dismayed by the poems, and when he offered support, it was remarkably tentative... His descriptions would set the tone for other reviewers. When eulogizing Berryman in 1972, Lowell blurted out: "77 Dream Songs are harder than most hard modern poetry, the ...
  • Mel's Dream
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    "Dreams may not always come true, but they make life worthwhile". Dreams are a part of everybody's life, this term dream is widely used to express mental images of something we may want, or something we whish we where. Dreams usually are seen as false, or just a child's thing however this is seen mainly as the dreams conflict with reality. Many films of the post-modernism era can be seen that you would have the stereotypical way of someone wishing for something and it comes true. Even so Dreams ...
  • Dream Songs One Poem
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    Peter Stitt INTERVIEWER: In The Dream Songs there is a passage about assistant professors becoming associate professors by working on your poems. How do you feel about being cannon fodder for aspiring young critics and graduate students As for the graduate students, some of the work they do is damned interesting. A woman somewhere in the South did an eighty-page thesis investigating the three little epigraphs to the 77 Dream Songs and their bearing on the first three books of the poem. I must sa...
  • Life Of John Berryman
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    Joel They BERRYMAN was born John Allyn Smith, Jr., in McAlester, Oklahoma, the son of John Allyn Smith, a banker, and Martha Little, formerly a schoolteacher. The family moved frequently, finally settling in Tampa, Florida, where his father speculated in land, failed, and in 1926 committed suicide. Three months later his mother married John Mcalpine Berryman, whose name was given to the son. The new family moved to New York City, but hard times followed the 1929 stock market crash; young John at...
  • Two Shadows In The Distance
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    Fiction Paper "Lost in a Daze" By Donnell Nelson On his bed, with his headphones on, the kid lay listening to his favorite Tupac Shakur song, "Mama's Just a Little Girl", from the latest CD "Better Dayz". Fighting as hard as he may, the sleep monster begins to attack, his only defense is singing the words to the song, .".. but to ask us why we " ve turned from bad to worse, is to ignore that from which we " ve came. You wouldn't ask why the rose that grew from the concrete had damaged pedals. On...
  • My Dream Start
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    Dreams Dream A DREAM Dreams are a most extraordinary thing. They can be happy, sad, scary, or even deadly, you never know. They are so unpredictable, and yet so ratifying. No one knows where they really come from. But if they came from any place, I think it would have to be the stars. I believe there is a star in the sky for everyones dreams, and a twinkle for everyones thoughts. Here is one of my dreams, one of my thoughts. Here is my star. I am in the forest, and I can see a long narrow trail ...

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