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characters Averno Poems Louise Glück ☆ 5 Download characters ¸ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ Louise Glück Averno 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 Glck's tenth collection in a landscape turned irretrievably to winter it is a gate or p. That Gluck voice 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 A voice poised between challenge and cowering distance and closeness indifference and intimacy In Prism it s the daughters assignment to fall in love an improper vaccination leads to passion desire and the search for love the lover is the stranger in the shock of the first dawn There s a lot of attempt at dichotomy of breaking mother lover and daughter into superego id and ego of the soul and the body of good and bad death and life But Gluck often undermines these dichotomies or at least subverts them in Crater Lake it is ironically the body and not death that might have betrayed us by making us fear love The title of the collection Averno as well as this particular poem Crater Lake suggests we are on the cusp of things the liminal space of the entranceway to the underworld And for a book based on the myth of Persephone and thus on the earth and the underworld there is so much mention of sky This seems a subversion as well This disorientation feels somehow purposeful as though we like Persephone despite Zeus promise to allow her to forget her passage half remember the place between extremes To uote from Prism again Then the rain again erasing footprints in the damp earth An implied path like a map without a crossroadsIn addition to Prism the first Persephone The Wanderer struck a deep chord These brutal lines especially the tale of Persephone which should be read as an argument between the mother and the lover the daughter is just meat Akstur og umferð almennt ökunám B réttindi you a piece of fruit A voice poised between challenge and cowering distance and closeness indifference and intimacy In Prism it s the daughters assignment to fall in love an improper vaccination leads to passion desire and the search for love the lover is the stranger in the shock of the first dawn There s a lot of attempt at dichotomy of breaking mother lover and daughter into superego id and ego of the soul and the body of good and bad death and life But Gluck often undermines these dichotomies or at least subverts them in Crater Lake it is ironically the body and not death that might have betrayed us by making us fear love The title of the collection Averno as well as this particular poem Crater Lake suggests we are on the cusp of things the liminal space of the entranceway to the underworld And for a book based on the myth of Persephone and thus on the earth and the underworld there is so much mention of sky This seems a subversion as well This disorientation feels somehow purposeful as though we like Persephone despite Zeus promise to allow her to forget her passage half remember the place between extremes To uote from Prism again Then the rain again erasing footprints in the damp earth An implied path like a map without a crossroadsIn addition to Prism the first Persephone The Wanderer struck a deep chord These brutal lines especially the tale of Persephone which should be read as an argument between the mother and the lover the daughter is just meat

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characters Averno Poems Louise Glück ☆ 5 Download characters ¸ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ Louise Glück Assageway 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. A descent into the underworld or into winter which are the same things following a girl a goddess or a dead soul which are the same thingsor not at all the same things but different things existing as they do in the best poetry on overlapping planes of existence One of those collections that make you realise once you finish that you have been holding your breathExhale Desperately Seeking Someone Life Goes On Desperately Seeking Someone #2 you finish that

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characters Averno Poems Louise Glück ☆ 5 Download characters ¸ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ Louise Glück 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 Poetr. Louise Gluck Averno Farrar Straus and Giroux 2006I ve never been entirely sure what to think of the work of Louise Gluck Averno however has certainly tipped the balance into the dislike bucket When she is good she is very very good when she is bad however you get stuff like this You girls my mother said should marrysomeone like your father That was one remark Another was There is no one like your father Prism As pithy as the wisdom may be the poetry is entirely absent I d expect this sort of thing in a run of the mill memoir not in a volume from a Pulitzer Prize winner On the other hand as I said when she s good etc Given a strong image and a slight difference in the way she works with repetition she can craft some really great stuff You get on a train you disappearYou write your name on the window you disappearThere are places like this everywhereplaces you enter as a young girlfrom which you never return Averno I ve added and subtracted a star from my rating of this book at least twenty times as I ve mulled over how to review it usually depending on which poem I happen to be contemplating at the time While it s obviously a must for Gluck fans those who are knew to her work should probably start somewhere else the Pulitzer winning The Wild Iris or her best IMO book The House on Marshland

  • Paperback
  • 79
  • Averno Poems
  • Louise Glück
  • English
  • 12 June 2017
  • 9780374530747