God of Rescue: John Berryman and Christianity


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John Berryman (1914-1972) was one of the most important American poets and men of letters of the twentieth century. A major preoccupation of his work was his life-long quest for religious truth, in particular, his critical investigations into the claims of his lost Christian faith - a faith he portrays as being extinguished at the age of twelve by his father's suicide, but dramatically reawakened four decades later by his encounter in the alcoholics' ward with the 'God of Rescue'. This book constitutes the first full ...

God of Rescue: John Berryman and Christianity 2011, Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften, Bern

ISBN-13: 9783039107483

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