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Louise Glück has long practiced poetry as a species of clairvoyance. She began as Cassandra, at a distance, in league with the immortal; to read her books sequentially is to chart the oracle's metamorphosis into unwilling vessel, reckless, mortal, and crude. The Seven Ages is Glück's ninth book, her strangest and most bold. In it she stares down her own death, and, in so doing, forces endless superimpositions of the possible on the impossible — an act that simultaneously defies and embraces the inevitable, and is, finally, mimetic. Over and over, at each wild leap or transformation, flames shoot up the reader's spine.

About the Author

Louise Glück won the Pulitzer Prize for The Wild Iris in 1993. The author of eight books of poetry and one collection of essays, Proofs and Theories: Essays on Poetry, she has received the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry, the William Carlos Williams Award, and the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for Nonfiction. She was named the next U.S. poet laureate in August 2003. Her most recent book is The Seven Ages. Louise Glück teaches at Williams College and lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060933494
Author:
Gluck, Louise
Publisher:
Ecco
Author:
Gluck, Louise
Author:
by Louise Gluck
Location:
New York
Subject:
American
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Single Author / American
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Edition Number:
1st Ecco pbk. ed.
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
107-290
Publication Date:
20020326
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
80
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.2 in 4.16 oz

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