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The poetry of Louise Glück : a thematic introduction

Author: Daniel Morris
Publisher: Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Explores Glück's utilization of masks of characters from history, the Bible, and fairy tales, discussing the persistent themes and transitional tone of her poetry through close reading of her early work, Firstborn; through the book-length sequences Ararat, Meadowlands, and The Wild Iris; to her latest, including Vita Nova and Averno"--Provided by publisher.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Morris, Daniel, 1962-
Poetry of Louise Glück.
Columbia : University of Missouri Press, c2006
(OCoLC)608173391
Named Person: Louise Glück; Louise Glück
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Morris
ISBN: 0826216935 9780826216939
OCLC Number: 70775684
Description: xi, 274 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: "Poems are autobiography" : toward imagining a postconfessionalist's biography --
Dedicated to hunger : a poetics of desire --
Visions and revisions : commentary and the question of being a contemporary Jewish poet --
The wound in the word : trauma theory and the question of witness --
Challenging trauma theory : witnessing divine mystery --
The House on Marshland : second nature writing and the entrance into the symbolic --
Should I say it with flowers? : Ararat and the work of mourning through nature poetry --
Errand in the spiritual wilderness : The Wild Iris as contemporary prayer sequence --
Mythic fragment : sequence, commentary, and the composition of the lyric self through The Odyssey in Meadowlands.
Responsibility: Daniel Morris.
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Louise Gluck has been the recipient of virtually every major poetry award and was named US poet laureate for 2003-2004. This book explores how this prolific poet utilizes masks of characters from  Read more...

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"This original, welcome, and exciting approach to Gluck's work will be of lasting importance and merit to all future study of this poet." - Jonathan N. Barron, coeditor of Jewish American Poetry: Read more...

 
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