The Dramatic Presentation of Inner Turmoil: Shakespeare and John Berryman's Dream Songs
Peters, Jay, PSYART
This paper examines John Berryman's Dream Songs from a psychoanalytic perspective. The paper formulates a means of discussing three factors that impinge on Henry's construction of himself: the heteroglossic nature of thought one's relationship to power and one's relationship to the metaphysical. Though other major mid-century "confessional" poets (such as Bishop and Lowell) had developed ways of interiorizing the modernist poetics of Eliot, Williams and Pound, the main lens through which the paper examines the interiorizing poetics of the Dream Songs is Shakespeare's tragic period, which Berryman had studied closely his entire career. Berryman found in Shakespeare's tragedies not only a …
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Publication information: Article title: The Dramatic Presentation of Inner Turmoil: Shakespeare and John Berryman's Dream Songs. Contributors: Peters, Jay - Author. Journal title: PSYART. Publication date: January 1, 2008. Page number: Not available. © University of Florida 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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