The Dream Songs

The Dream Songs

By John Berryman

Farrar Straus Giroux, Paperback, 9780374530662, 427pp.

Publication Date: April 17, 2007


This edition combines "The Dream Songs," awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1965, and "His Toy, His Dream, His Rest," which won the National Book Award for Poetry in 1969 and contains all 385 songs. Of "The Dream Songs," A. Alvarez wrote in "The Observer," "A major achievement." "He has written an elegy on his brilliant generation and, in the process, he has also written an elegy on himself.

About the Author
John Berryman is a data scientist at EventBrite where he specializes in recommendations and search. He is interested in the potential of integrating semantic understanding into search and discovery applications.