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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, April 5, 2023
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Follow the hypnotic heartbreak of an American life. Presented by Michael Carriger.

Stanza by stanza, writer John Berryman breaks the rules of grammar, poetry and prose in his collection of comical and melancholy works, “The Dream Songs.”

Each poem follows the journey of Henry, a frustrating antihero who loves as quickly as he loses and cycles between desire and devastation. Henry, it seems, feels all the emotions we often do but wish we wouldn’t.

Explore the tragedies and triumphs of each vexing verse with Michael Carriger, Associate Professor English, and discover the complexities of the lonely heart.

Past Great Books lectures are available for streaming.

The Great Books Mini-Lecture Series is designed to introduce you to watershed texts that have changed their readers’ views of the world.

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