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The collected works of the inimitable Pulitzer Prize-winning poet

It is the astonishment of Louise Glücks poetry that it resists collection. With each successive book her drive to leave behind what came before has grown more fierce, the force of her gaze fixed on what has yet to be imagined. She invented a form to accommodate this need, the book-length sequence of poems, like a landscape seen from above, a novel with lacunae opening onto the unspeakable. The reiterated yet endlessly transfigured elements in this landscape—Persephone, a copper beech, a mother and father and sister, a garden, a husband and son, a horse, a dog, a field on fire, a mountain—persistently emerge and reappear with the dark energy of the inevitable, shot through with the bright aspect of things new-made.    

          From the outset (“Come here / Come here, little one”), Glucks voice has addressed us with deceptive simplicity, the poems in lines so clear we “do not see the intervening fathoms.” 

From within the earths

bitter disgrace, coldness and barrenness

my friend the moon rises:

she is beautiful tonight, but when is she not beautiful?

To read these books together is to understand the governing paradox of a life lived in the body and of the work wrested from it, the one fated to die and the other to endure.

About the Author

Louise Glück is the author of eleven books of poems and a collection of essays. Her many awards include the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Bollingen Prize for Poetry, and the Wallace Stevens Award from the Academy of American Poets. She teaches at Yale University and lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780374534097
Author:
Gluck, Louise
Publisher:
Farrar Straus Giroux
Subject:
Single Author / American
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Subject:
Women Authors
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20131131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Index of Titles
Pages:
656
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1 lb

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