New York: Farrar, Straus & Cudahy, 1956. Ben Shahn. 1st ed first printing. Hardcover. Illustrated tan cloth in illustrated d.j. with red spine, in archival mylar wrap ; 1 volume (unpaged) illustrations 25 cm. Near fine in near fine(-) to very good++ dust jacket -- top corners chipped; owners' signature to front leaf / very good+. Item #87796
Homage to Mistress Bradstreet, long poem by John Berryman, written in 194853 and published in 1956. Noted for its intensity, it is a tribute to colonial poet Anne Bradstreet that also reveals much about the author. The poem examines the tension between Bradstreets personal life and her artistic life, concluding in a spirit of fatalism. It shows throughout a loving and intimate grasp of the details of American history. The work primarily examines creative repression, religious apostasy, and the temptation to adultery.
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