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Alcohol and Poetry: John Berryman and the Booze Talking

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Paperback, 19 pages
Published August 1st 1986 by Dallas Inst Humanities & Culture (first published 1986)
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Probably one of the most offensive things I've ever read? It's mercifully short, at least, which just goes to show how little Hyde actually cared about his subject.

Hyde basically spends half the monograph exalting the wonders of AA, denying that it has anything to do with Christianity, then using quotes from the Bible to illustrate his points. In the other half he demonizes Berryman for being an alcoholic & mansplains why he failed as a poet by letting alcohol consume him.

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