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Recovery: A Novel: John Berryman

Recovery: A Novel

John Berryman

Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (1973), New York, 1973
ISBN 10: 0374248176 / ISBN 13: 9780374248178
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Title: Recovery: A Novel

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (1973), New York

Publication Date: 1973

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: First Edition

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254 pages. Foreword by Saul Bellow. A novel about alcoholism left nearly finished by Berryman died. First edition (first printing). Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Red lettering on spine lightly faded. This copy belonged to the poet William Meredith (Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner), with his ownership signature on the front free endpaper. Bookseller Inventory # 102269

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Synopsis: Dr. Alan Severance wakes up one morning confined to a familiar hospital with no recollection of his arrival. Thus starts Recovery, Berryman?s semi-autobiographical tale of ?the disease called ?alcoholism.?? This time, determined to free himself from his disease, Dr. Severance plunges into a rigorous plan for recovery. Following the clinic?s advice he confesses his humiliations, defeats, and delusions in an attempt to purge himself and achieve normality. The novel is elevated above the ordinary by Berryman?s sharp wit and penetrating intelligence. An alcoholic and critically acclaimed Pulitzer prize-winning poet, Berryman jumped to his death off the Washington Avenue Bridge in 1972 in Minneapolis, abandoning his own attempts to overcome alcoholism as well as the yet unfinished Recovery. The resulting novel is a powerful portrayal of Severance?s eternally indefinite attempts to free himself from the grip of addiction. ?What he needed for his art had been supplied by his own person, by his mind, his wit.??Saul Bellow ?Recovery is a brilliantly written, masterful portrayal of man?s battle with himself for survival.??Chicago Sun-Times ?What distinguishes Recovery from many fine and powerful fictions about alcoholism are the steps it takes into allegory and art.??Los Angeles Times

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