|born on||25 October 1914 at 11:00 (= 11:00 AM )|
|Place||Macalester OK, USA, 34n56, 95w46|
|Timezone||CST h6w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||01°27' 28°32 Asc. 25°19'|
American writer, a Regents Professor at the University of Minnesota. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1965 for his "77 Dream Songs" and the National Book Award in 1969 for "History, His Dream, His Rest." A brilliant teacher, when sober, and outwardly humdrum, he was a professor all of his life. He upheld the myth of the artist fornicating, drinking and roaring toward self destruction in a descent into madness. He was fired from the University of Iowa for screaming drunken obscenities and defecating on his landlord's porch. Inwardly, he suffered from the tortures of whatever damnation it was that drove him. His "dream songs" began as an effort in self-analysis, centered mostly on his dad's suicide when he was 12 and his subsequent love-hate feeling toward his mom. He had psychotic nightmares, hallucinations and suffered from manic-depression as early as the age of 20.
On 1/07/1972, about 9:00 AM CST, he committed suicide by jumping off a bridge into the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, MN.
- Work : Prize 1969 (National Book Award)
- Work : Prize 1965 (Pulitzer Prize)
- Death by Suicide 7 January 1972 at 09:00 AM in Minneapolis, MN (Jumped off bridge, age 57)
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John Haffenden, "The Life of Berryman," 1982
- Notable : Awards : Pulitzer prize (Literature)
- Vocation : Writers : Poet
- Personal : Death : Suicide (Jumped off bridge)
- Notable : Awards : Vocational award (National Book Award)
- Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Alcohol (Heavy)
- Family : Childhood : Family traumatic event (Age 12 when dad a suicide)
- Diagnoses : Psychological : Psychotic Episode (Hallucinations, nightmares)
- Diagnoses : Psychological : Bi-Polar Disorder
- Vocation : Education : Teacher (Professor all of his life)
- Lifestyle : Work : Same Job more than 10 yrs (Professor)
- Family : Childhood : Parent, Single or Step (Heavy issues with mom, love-hate)