Glittering Fiend

Ian Hamilton

  • Berryman's Shakespeare edited by John Haffenden
    Farrar, Straus, 396 pp, US $35.00, February 1999, ISBN 0 374 11205 3
  • John Berryman’s Personal Library: A Catalogue by Richard Kelly
    Lang, 433 pp, £39.00, March 1999, ISBN 0 8204 3998 3

In one of John Berryman’s more lucid dream songs (No. 364), there is amusing reference to the reading habits of Henry, the song sequence’s screwed up protagonist:

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