The Seven Ages

Author(s): Louise Gluck

Poetry

Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature


The masterful collection from the acclaimed Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Wild Iris and Vita Nova


Louise Gl ck 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 Gl ck's ninth book, her strangest and most bold. In it she stares down her own death, and, in doing do, 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.

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Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781857545425
  • : Carcanet Press, Limited
  • : Carcanet Press, Limited
  • : 0.114
  • : November 2001
  • : .6 Centimeters X 13.5 Centimeters X 21.6 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Louise Gluck
  • : Paperback
  • : 811/.54
  • : 68