Poets in Their Youth

Poets in Their Youth [Read] ➸ Poets in Their Youth ➵ Eileen Simpson – Heartforum.co.uk In , Eileen Simpson Then Eileen Mulligan Married John Berryman Both Were In Their Twenties Eileen Had Just Graduated From Hunter College And John Had But One Slim Volume Of Poetry To His Name They Mov In , Eileen Simpson Their Youth MOBI î Then Eileen Mulligan Married John Berryman Both Were In Their Twenties Eileen Had Just Graduated From Hunter College And John Had But One Slim Volume Of Poetry To His Name They Moved Frequently From New York To Boston, Then Princeton Chasing Jobs, Living Simply, Relying On The Hospitality Of Successful Friends Like Robert Lowell And Jean Stafford, Or R P Blackmur And His Wife, Helen Rounding Out Their Circle Of Intimates Were Other Struggling Poets Like Randall Jarrell And Del Schwartz Berryman Alternately Wrote And Despaired Of Writing Everyone Stayed Up Late Arguing About Poets in PDF \ Poetry Poets in Their Youth Is A Portrait Of Their Marriage, Yes, But It Is Also A Portrait Of A Group Of Spectacularly Intelligent Friends At A Particular Time, In A Particular Place, All Aflame With Literature Simpson S Recollections Are So Tender, Her Narrative So Generous, It Is Almost Possible To Imagine The Story Has A Different Ending Even As Schwartz S Marriage Crumbles, As Lowell Succumbs To A Manic Episode, As Her Own Relationship With Berryman Buckles Under The Strain Of His Drinking, His Infidelity, His Depression Filled With Winning Anecdotes And Moments Of Startling Poignancy, Simpson in Their Youth eBook ✓ S Now Classic Memoir Shows Some Of The Most Brilliant Literary Minds Of The Second Half Of The Twentieth Century At Their Brightest And Most Achingly Human.

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  • paperback
  • Poets in Their Youth
  • Eileen Simpson
  • English
  • 09 October 2019
  • 0374522618

10 thoughts on “Poets in Their Youth

  1. Ash Ponders says:

    Painful Gossipy At times even trashy Required reading.

  2. Linda says:

    This is a wonderful wallow in the lives of formerly well known literary lions who have probably lost their shelf life Eileen Simpson, the first wife of John Berryman, who reminiscences about Robert Lowell, Jean Stafford, Ezra Pound and A Alvarez, some of the better known They all had breakdowns and spent time in mental hospitals They all had writer s block and missed deadline upon deadline They couldn t keep their professorial jobs or any job for long, because they were, of course, POET This is a wonderful wallow in the lives of formerly well known literary lions who have probably lost their shelf life Eileen Simpson, the first wife of John Berryman, who reminiscences about Robert Lowell, Jean Stafford, Ezra Pound and A Alvarez, some of the better known They all had breakdowns and spent time in mental hospitals They all had writer s block and missed deadline upon deadline They couldn t keep their professorial jobs or any job for long, because they were, of course, POETS Nevertheless, Simpson remembers the best of times when she writes about weeks and days and evenings spent amidst members of the group where they talked for hours, days, weeks about literature And music What were the favorite three stanzas of poetry in the world is the question Berryman and his counterparts would discuss over and over again They had picnics and drank, and danced and partied and drank, and drank, and drank And, many of them died early This book was a Christmas present and I raced t...

  3. Brian says:

    Most of these poets I hadn t read Berryman, Jarrell, Schwarz or had only read a little Lowell There are so many revealing and fascinating stories here, with such intimate detail about the lives of these American poets In line with Eileen Simpson s best hopes for this memoir, I will be seeking them out It pleased me greatly to be told by those who wrote me about my memoir that the book had sent them back to the poetry I hope this new edition will also send readers to the poems themse...

  4. Backoff51 says:

    I thought reading this book was painful and I was so happy when I was finished.

  5. Silvia Hall says:

    I was attracted by the title of the book, Poets in their youth We read about the official biographies of them but there is always something missing in them This books is written by Eileen Simpson John Berryman s first wife both were part of the group of youth poets come together in the late thirties She describes the times, the hardships, the friendship, also the breakdowns All of them, Dylan Thomas, Robert Lowell, her own husband, etc went thru manic depression episodes, drinking, I was attracted by the title of the book, Poets in their youth We read about the official biographies of them but there is always something missing in them This books is written by Eileen Simpson John Berryman s first wife both were part of the group of youth poets come together in the late thirties She describes the times, the hard...

  6. Rabishu says:

    Great to get a sense of what Berryman would have been like to have been around Some fantastic anecdotes Simpson has a very clear and engaging prose style, and, it would seem, a diminuitive ego given how much she backgro...

  7. Marie says:

    This was a re read The first time I read it was for Liam Rector s seminar called something like Poets Madness, 8 years ago A different mindset really changes the reading of it The book is an almost gossipy love letter to an amazing generation of poets, with a little vein of s...

  8. Ilze says:

    This is the inside story of the poets one reads about John Berryman, Del Schwarz, Robert Lowell, Randall Jarrell, those guys On the one hand it seems quite a drab lot as one would probably discover the Bloomsbury group was too...

  9. Ana Maria says:

    This was anything but the all too often self induldgent memoir Instead I learned so much about some of the greatest american poets Fluid, shocking and heartbreakingly romantic Eileen Simpson was a gifted novelist, and I wish she started at a younger age Would recommend.

  10. Rhomboid Goatcabin says:

    Invaluable for its impressions of the lives of Berryman, Lowell, Del Schwartz and Randall Jarrell, along with reminiscences of R P Blackmur, T.S Eliot, Pound, Dylan Thomas, Roethke, Allen Tate, and others.

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