Delusions, Etc.

Delusions, Etc.

Mr. Berryman's posthumous book of poems, Delusions, Etc., had been completed and was in proof before his death on January 7, 1972. The opening section, "Opus Dei," is a sequence of eight poems based on the offices of the day from Lauds to Compline—the lines above being quoted from Nones. Part two consists of five poems whose subject are George Washington ("Rectitude, and the terrible upstanding member"), Beethoven, Emily Dickinson, Georg Trakl, and Dylan Thomas.… (more)

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Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 21, 2014)

Collection: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Language: English


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