Glück, Louise 1943-
Most widely held works about Louise Glück
Most widely held works by Louise Glück
The wild iris by Louise Glück ( Book )
16 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in English and held by 1,598 libraries worldwide
The Wild Iris was written during a ten-week period in the summer of 1991. Louise Cluck's first four collections consistently returned to the natural world, to the classical and biblical narratives that arose to explain the phenomena of this world, to provide meaning and to console. Ararat, her fifth book, offered a substitution for the received: a demotic, particularized myth of contemporary family. Now in The Wild Iris, her most important and accomplished collection to date, ecstatic imagination supplants both empiricism and tradition, creating an impassioned polyphonic exchange among the god who "disclose?s?/virtually nothing," human beings who "leave/signs of feeling/everywhere," and a garden where "whatever/returns from oblivion returns/ to find a voice." The poems of this sequence see beyond mortality, the bitter discovery on which individuality depends. "To be one thing/is to be next to nothing," Cluck challenges the reader. "Is it enough/only to look inward?" A major poet redefines her task--its thematic obsessions, its stylistic signature--with each volume. Visionary, shrewd, intuitive--and at once cyclical and apocalyptic--The Wild Iris is not a repudiation but a confirmation, an audacious feat of psychic ventriloquism, a fiercely original record of the spirit's obsession with, and awe of, earth.
Averno by Louise Glück ( Book )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,286 libraries worldwide
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.
The seven ages by Louise Glück ( Book )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,141 libraries worldwide
Louise Gluck has long practiced poetry as a species of clairvoyance. She began as Cassandra, at a distance, in league with the immortal; to read her books sequentially is to chart the oracle's metamorphosis into unwilling vessel, reckless, mortal and crude. The Seven Ages is Gluck's ninth book, her strangest and most bold. In it she stares down her own death, and, in so doing, forces endless superimpositions of the possible on the impossible--an act that simultaneously defies and embraces the inevitable, and is, finally, mimetic. Over and over, at each wild leap or transformation, flames shoot up the reader's spine.
The triumph of Achilles by Louise Glück ( Book )
7 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,005 libraries worldwide
Vita Nova by Louise Glück ( Book )
11 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 911 libraries worldwide
The Pulitzer Prize-winning poet returns with a book length sequence combining the ecstatic utterance of "The Wild Iris" with the worldly dramas elaborated in "Meadowlands" 64 pp.
Meadowlands by Louise Glück ( Book )
13 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 859 libraries worldwide
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.
Ararat by Louise Glück ( Book )
12 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 785 libraries worldwide
A village life by Louise Glück ( Book )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 769 libraries worldwide
The eleventh collection by the author of "Averno" and "Ararat" includes the piece "Tributaries," an exploration of a timeless Mediterranean village and the contrast between its natural and architectural elements.
The house on marshland by Louise Glück ( Book )
10 editions published between 1876 and 1992 in English and held by 732 libraries worldwide
Proofs & theories : essays on poetry by Louise Glück ( Book )
7 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 701 libraries worldwide
Proofs & Theories is a long-awaited first gathering of essays by one of this country's most brilliant poets. Like her poems, the prose of Ms. Gluck, who won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1993 for The Wild Iris, is compressed, fastidious, fierce, alert, and absolutely unconsoled. The force of her thought is apparent everywhere in her writing and whether she is contemplating - skeptically - the critical currency of ideas like "courage" and "sincerity," T. S. Eliot's reduced reputation as a poet of impersonality, the loyalties of the objectivist George Oppen, or the ferocity in the headlong art of Sylvia Plath, there is something exhilarating about her seriousness, spare, austere, mind-clearing, and adamantly alive.
The first four books of poems by Louise Glück ( Book )
9 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 617 libraries worldwide
Louise Gluck says in one of her essays that every end of a book is for her a "conscious diagnostic act, a swearing off" in which she discerns the themes, habits, and preoccupations of the previous volume to define the tasks of the next. The First Four Books of Poems shows this poet in the conscious evolution she describes, marking time in changes. Readers will hear specifics of sequence: where the ferocious tension of her first book, Firstborn, moves towards the more finely-spun lyricism of her second, The House on Marshland. They will also discover how the charged nouns of that book acquire more intimate weight to become the icons in her third, Descending Figure, and then rise to an archetypal mythic scale in The Triumph of Achilles. These poems are as various as the force of Gluck's intelligence is constant. In another essay, she cautions, "the deft skirting of despair is a life lived on the surface, intimidated by depth, a life that refuses to be used by time, which it tries instead to dominate or evade." The First Four Books of Poems attests to how truly Gluck has tested and proven the validity of her own warning. The fierce, austerely beautiful voice that has become Gluck's trademark speaks in these poems of a life lived in unflinching awareness. Always she is moving in and around the achingly real, writing poems adamant in their accuracy and depth. Their progression is proof of her commitment to change; with her first four books of poetry collected in a single volume, Louise Gluck shows herself happily "used by time."
Descending figure by Louise Glück ( Book )
3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 520 libraries worldwide
The best American poetry, 1993 ( Book )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 402 libraries worldwide
Louise Glück ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 389 libraries worldwide
"Louise Glück, winner of the National Book Critics' Circle Award, reads at the Los Angeles Theatre Center and is interviewed by Lewis MacAdams"--Container.
Firstborn; [poems by Louise Glück ( Book )
8 editions published between 1968 and 1983 in English and held by 363 libraries worldwide
Where poems come from ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and held by 309 libraries worldwide
15 major poets read and discuss the origins of their poetry: Yehuda Amichai, Lucille Clifton, Victor Hernandez Cruz, Allen Ginsberg, Louise Glück, Joy Harjo, Galway Kinnell, Philip Levine, W.S. Merwin, Czeslaw Milosz, Octavio Paz, Ishmael Reed, Gary Snyder, Anne Waldman, and Alice Walker.
October by Louise Glück ( Book )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 270 libraries worldwide
Contains six poems written by Louise Glück that explore the season of autumn.
Firstborn by Louise Glück ( Book )
3 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and held by 99 libraries worldwide
The inferno of Dante [a new verse translation by Dante Alighieri ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 80 libraries worldwide
The poet's view [intimate film profiles of five major American poets : John Ashbery, Louise Glück, Anthony Hecht, Kay Ryan, W.S. Merwin ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 74 libraries worldwide
Intimate portraits of five influential contemporary poets, interviewed in their homes and filmed at public readings. Through these poets' own words the audience is given a glimpse into the creative process and a fascinating look at how acclaimed poets practice their art.
Alienation (Social psychology) American poetry American poetry--Women authors Ashbery, John,--1927- Authors, American Authors, Israeli Authors, Mexican Authors, Polish Autumn Biographical films Bishop, Elizabeth,--1911-1979 Bogan, Louise,--1897-1970 Carson, Anne,--1950- Classicism Criticism, interpretation, etc. Criticism and interpretation Documentary films English poetry Feature films Filmed interviews Filmed literary readings Glück, Louise,--1943- H. D.--1886-1961 Hardy, Thomas,--1840-1928 Hecht, Anthony,--1923-2004 History Identity (Psychology) Interviews Larkin, Philip Liberty Literature Meaning (Philosophy) Merwin, W. S.--1927- Niedecker, Lorine Nonfiction films October Persephone (Greek deity) Plath, Sylvia Poetics Poetry Poetry Poetry, Modern Poets, American Power (Social sciences) Stevens, Wallace,--1879-1955 Subjectivity Tate, James,--1943- United States Women and literature Wright, Charles,--1935-
Glück, Louise Elisabeth 1943-
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