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The Resource American Originality

American Originality

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American Originality
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American Originality
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WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATUREA luminous collection of essays from Louise Glück, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature and one of our most original and influential poetsFive decades after her debut poetry collection, Firstborn, Louise Glück is a towering figure in American letters. Written with the same probing, analytic control that has long distinguished her poetry, American Originality is Glück's second book of essays—her first, Proofs and Theories, won the 1993 PEN/Martha Albrand Award for First Nonfiction. Glück's moving and disabusing lyricism is on full display in this decisive new collection. From its opening pages, American Originality forces readers to consider contemporary poetry and its demigods in radical, unconsoling, and ultimately very productive ways. Determined to wrest ample, often contradictory meaning from our current literary discourse, Glück comprehends and destabilizes notions of "narcissism" and "genius" that are unique to the American literary climate. This includes erudite analyses of the poets who have interested her throughout her own career, such as Rilke, Pinsky, Chiasson, and Dobyns, and introductions to the first books of poets like Dana Levin, Peter Streckfus, Spencer Reece, and Richard Siken. Forceful, revealing, challenging, and instructive, American Originality is a seminal critical achievement
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Glück, Louise
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  • Literary Criticism
  • Nonfiction
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American Originality
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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9781466875685
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American Originality
Publication
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OVERDRIVE:0032b232-7697-4aa0-92f1-3745e4822140
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781466875685
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optical disk

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