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The Resource Poems 1962-2012

Poems 1962-2012

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Poems 1962-2012
Title
Poems 1962-2012
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Summary
It is the astonishment of Louise Glück's 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"), Gluck's voice has addressed us with deceptive simplicity, the poems in lines so clear we "do not see the intervening fathoms." From within the earth'sbitter disgrace, coldness and barrennessmy 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
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Glück, Louise
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dictionaries
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  • Poetry
  • Fiction
Label
Poems 1962-2012
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:454eb501-cb72-4bc0-9780-daac6f2b28b2
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781466875623
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Poems 1962-2012
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:454eb501-cb72-4bc0-9780-daac6f2b28b2
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781466875623
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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