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Meadowlands

Author: Louise Glück
Publisher: Hopewell, N.J. : Ecco Press, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In her first new book of poems since she won the Pulitzer Prize for The Wild Iris, Louise Gluck brilliantly interweavesin an astonishing book-length sequence - the dissolution of a contemporary marriage with the story of The Odyssey. Meadowlands is by turns tolerant, expansive, bracingly comic and, finally, heartbreaking. Shifting between the mythic and the modern, Louise Gluck teaches us to look at The Odyssey in a  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Louise Glück
ISBN: 0880014520 9780880014526 0880015063 9780880015066
OCLC Number: 33042109
Description: viii, 61 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Penelope's song --
Cana --
Quiet evening --
Ceremony --
Parable of the king --
Moonless night --
Departure --
Ithaca --
Telemachus' detachment --
Parable of the hostages --
Rainy morning --
Parable of the trellis --
Telemachus' guilt --
Anniversary --
Meadowlands I --
Telemachus' kindness --
Parable of the beast --
Midnight --
Siren --
Meadowlands 2 --
Marina --
Parable of the dove --
Telemachus' dilemma - Meadowlands 3 The rock --
Circe's power --
Telemachus' fantasy --
Parable of flight --
Odysseus' decision --
Nostos --
The butterfly --
Circe's torment --
Circe's grief --
Penelope's stubbornness --
Telemachus' confession --
Void --
Telemachus' burden --
Parable of the swans --
Purple bathing suit --
Parable of faith --
Reunion --
The dream --
Otis --
The wish --
Parable of the gift --
Heart's desire.
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In her first new book of poems since she won the Pulitzer Prize for The Wild Iris, Louise Gluck brilliantly interweavesin an astonishing book-length sequence - the dissolution of a contemporary marriage with the story of The Odyssey. Meadowlands is by turns tolerant, expansive, bracingly comic and, finally, heartbreaking. Shifting between the mythic and the modern, Louise Gluck teaches us to look at The Odyssey in a new and unexpected manner. Here we find Penelope stubbornly weaving, transforming waiting into an act of will; here, too, a shrewd preternaturally knowing adolescent Telemachus, a divided Odysseus, a worldly Circe. A modern couple also occupies these poems, engaged in the endless negotiation of contemporary domestic realities rendered in an ongoing conversation, eternally unresolved, rich with the charged trivia of daily life.

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