Recovery: A Novel: John Berryman

Recovery: A Novel

John Berryman

Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (1973), 1973
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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 #

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A thinly-veiled autobiographical novel, Recovery follows Dr. Alan Severance through his emotional journey of Freudian group analysis where he confesses his humiliations, defeats, and delusions in an attempt to purge himself and achieve normality.

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John Berryman (1914-1972) was an American poet and scholar. He spent much of his career at the University of Minnesota. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1964 for 77 Dream Songs and was the recipient of the National Book Award for His Toy, His Dream, His Rest. He is the author of several books of poetry and the biography Stephen Crane. Berryman died in 1972 after jumping to his death from the Washington Avenue Bridge in Minneapolis.

Saul Bellow (1915-2005) was an award-winning author whose works include The Adventures of Augie March, Herzog, Mr. Sammler?s Planet, and Humboldt?s Gifts. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1976.

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Title: Recovery: A Novel
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (1973)
Publication Date: 1973
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Near Fine
Edition: First Edition

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