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LRB · August Kleinzahler · All the girls said so: John Berryman

‘Henry does resemble me,’ Berryman told an interviewer, ‘and I resemble Henry; but on the other hand I am not Henry. You know, I pay income tax. Henry pays no income tax. And bats come over and stall in my hair – and fuck them, I’m not Henry; Henry doesn’t have any bats.’
The contradictions in Berryman's characterization (he doth protest too much)