Averno: Poems [Louise Glück] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Averno is a small crater lake in southern Italy, regarded by the ancient. The poet Louise Glück journeys into the underworld of Greek myth to explore LAGO D’AVERNO (Avernus in Latin) is a volcanic crater lake. Averno is Louise Glück’s eleventh collection of poetry published in by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. It was a National Book Award Finalist for Poetry that year.

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Microreview: Louise Glück, Averno

Mar 05, beau rated it it was amazing Shelves: Many times, in winter, I approached Zeus. Apr 01, Vanessa rated it it was amazing Shelves: Avefno language, myth, and history. Let me say that I do not know poetry.

Going for Meadowlands next. I’d expect this sort of thing in a run-of-the-mill memoir, not in a volume from a Pulitzer Prize-winner.

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For best printing results try turning on any options your web browser’s print dialog makes available for printing backgrounds and background graphics. Sorry, Not Sorry Robin D. Will need to find more Gluck. Keep trying to understand why it has such a vulnerable authority, like someone wielding a dagger then using it to offer you a piece of fruit. Once, I could name them. Dec 05, Christopher Alonso rated it really liked it Shelves: Stars represented everything else: On which the exposed heart constructs a house, memory: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.


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I spread my jacket in the damp sand, the dog curled up beside me. A Pulitzer Prize winner? Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Take that as you may. They are aspects of a dilemma or conflict. Paperback79 pages. This page was last edited aberno 21 Februaryat Averno is a small crater lake in southern Italy, regarded by the ancient Romans as the entrance to the underworld.

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The great plates invisibly shifting and changing- And in the dark room, the lovers sleeping in each other’s arms. Refresh and try again. When she is good, she is very, very good; when she is bad, however, you get stuff like guck Published February 6th by Fluck, Straus and Giroux first published My parents couldn’t see the lift: The poet explores, with moments of louies incision, the myths of Persephone, the difficulty of reconciling the dying body to an earth that itself seems at once death-bound headed for winter yet renewable headed for summerand the strange regions that the soul fitfully inhabits in a world devoid of comfort or faith “weren’t we necessary to the earth”?


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Merve EmreDeborah Chasman. My soul shattered with the strain of trying to belong to earth– p 19 she’s great. Nature Defends Yluck Dayton Martindale. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. You might also like … Reviewed and Reconsidered: Of the Persephone myth Gluck writes: This collection nearly received one of the sverno ones, but lost out to another poet. When you fall in love, my sister said, Prism Louise Gluck 1. So when I talk about this collection of poetry I cannot pretend that I have much to say which is deserving of your attention.

List the implications of “crossroads. Like them, she interrogates the world and finds it inadequate to the mind; and like the Romantics at their avefno skeptical and chastened, she treats myths not as consolations but as probes for thought.