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Averno

Author: Louise Glück; Poets Laureate Collection (Library of Congress)
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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 Glück's eleventh collection: in a landscape turned irretrievably to winter, it is the only source of heat and light, a gate or passageway that invites traffic between worlds while at the same time opposing their reconciliation. Averno is an extended lamentation, its  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Louise Glück; Poets Laureate Collection (Library of Congress)
ISBN: 9780374107420 0374107424
OCLC Number: 59712168
Description: viii, 79 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The night migrations --
October --
Persephone the wanderer --
Prism --
Crater Lake --
Echoes --
Fugue --
The evening star --
Landscape --
A myth of innocence --
Archaic fragment --
Blue rotunda --
A myth of devotion --
Averno --
Omens --
Telescope --
Thrush --
Persephone the wanderer.
Responsibility: Louise Glück.
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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 Glück's eleventh collection: in a landscape turned irretrievably to winter, it is the only source of heat and light, a gate or passageway that invites traffic between worlds while at the same time opposing their reconciliation. Averno is an extended lamentation, its long, restless poems no less spellbinding for being without plot or hope, 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 presence. --Publisher.

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The night migrations 1 October 5 Persephone the wanderer 16 Prism 20 Crater Lake 28 Echoes 29 Fugue 31 The evening star 39 Landscape 40 A myth of innocence 50 Archaic fragment 52 Blue rotunda 53 A myth of devotion 58 Averno 60 Omens 70 Telescope 71 Thrush 72 Persephone the wanderer 73

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