By (author) Louise Gluck
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Averno by Louise Gluck
Book DescriptionAverno is a small crater lake in southern Italy, regarded by the ancient Romans as the entrance to the underworld. That place gives its name to Louise Gluck's tenth collection: in a landscape turned irretrievably to winter, it is a gate or passageway that invites traffic between worlds while at the same time resisting their reconciliation. "Averno" is an extended lamentation, its long, restless poems no less spellbinding for being without conventional resoltution or consolation, no less ravishing for being savage, grief-stricken. What "Averno" provides is not a map to a point of arrival or departure, but a diagram of where we are, the harrowing, enduring present."Averno" is a 2006 National Book Award Finalist for Poetry."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780374530747
Paperback / softback
(203mm x 137mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Farrar Straus Giroux
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
Publish Date: 6-Feb-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Louise Gluck
Radial symmetry, Paperback (May 2011)
A collection of poems.
Juvenilia, Paperback (May 2010)» View all books by Louise Gluck
Includes poems of maturation that chronicle the poet's relationship with his immigrant family and his unknowing attempt to recapture the unity of youth through comically doomed love affairs that evaporate before they start.
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Author Biography - Louise Gluck
Louise Gluck has won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Bollingen Prize, and is the former Poet Laureate of the United States. She teaches at Yale University and lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts."
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