Imaginary Jews and True Confessions: Ethnicity, Lyricism, and John Berryman's <em>Dream Songs</em>

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Andrew S. Gross;
(2009)
  • Publisher: eScholarship Publishing, University of California
  • Journal: Journal of Transnational American Studies (issn: 1940-0764)
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  • Subject: John Berryman (1914-1972) | The Dream Songs (1969) | "The Imaginary Jew" | poetry | ethnicity | Vietnam War | Social Sciences | H | Social sciences (General) | H1-99

&lt;p&gt;Berryman was fascinated with the figure of "the imaginary Jew." The phrase is the title of his first short story, it recurs in &lt;em&gt;The Dream Songs&lt;/em&gt;, and it was to have been the topic of the final chapter of his autobiographical novel &lt;em&gt;R... View more
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