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A Village Life free pdf A Village Life, Louise Gluck's eleventh collection of poems, begins in the topography of a village, a Mediterranean world of no definite moment or place: " ""All the roads in the village unite at the fountain.""Avenue of Liberty, Avenue of the Acacia Trees--""The fountain rises at the center of the plaza-""on sunny days, rainbows in the piss of the cherub.""--from "tributaries"" Around the fountain are concentric circles of figures, organized by age and in degrees of distance: fields, a river, and, like the fountain's opposite, a mountain. Human time superimposed on geologic time, all taken in at a glance, without any undue sensation of speed. Gluck has been known as a lyrical and dramatic poet- since Ararat, she has shaped her austere intensities into book-length sequences. Here, for the first time, she speaks as "the type of describing, supervising intelligence found in novels rather than poetry," as Langdon Hammer has written of her long lines--expansive, fluent, and full--manifesting a calm omniscience. While Gluck's manner is novelistic, she focuses not on action but on pauses and intervals, moments of suspension (rather than suspense), in a dreamlike present tense in which poetic speculation and reflection are possible.

About Louise Gluck

Louise Gluck is the author of eleven books of poems and a collection of essays. Her many awards include the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Bollingen Prize, and the Wallace Stevens Award from the Academy of American Poets. She teaches at Yale University and lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts."

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Author : Louise Gluck
Publisher : Farrar Straus Giroux
Data Published : 01 September 2009
ISBN : 0374283745
EAN : 9780374283742
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 80 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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