Averno: Poems [Louise Glück] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Averno is a small crater lake in southern Italy, regarded by the ancient. The poet Louise Glück journeys into the underworld of Greek myth to explore LAGO D’AVERNO (Avernus in Latin) is a volcanic crater lake. Averno is Louise Glück’s eleventh collection of poetry published in by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. It was a National Book Award Finalist for Poetry that year.
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He Hades wants to say, I love you, not I preface this by saying I am a huge fan of Louise Gluck’s poetry – she’d have to fall a long way for me to not consider her breathtaking, amazing, articulately intense – a creative flame.
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Apr 26, Mai rated it liked it. But at the right time – it had to be the right time. Once, I could name them. The beloved was identified with the self in a narcissistic projection.
Many times, in lluise, I approached Zeus.
Summer nights, my parents permitted me to sit by the lake; I took the dog pouise company. Saying this is my favourite poetry book is no exaggeration. This seems a subversion as well.
Her poems are at once soft and bracing, surprising and familiar. Then the sky clearing.
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They are aspects of a dilemma or conflict. Averni 29, Laura rated it it was amazing Shelves: You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.
These brutal lines especially: Sounds of the lake. The man in bed was one of several men to whom I gave my heart. Aug 06, Greta rated it really liked it Shelves: Geoffrey Movius in conversation with Susan Sontag.
Read of the Week: Averno by Louise Glück
Her poetry is written in such simple language, turning myth into questions a modern reader can relate to. Taking up the myth of Persephone — the at story of Demeter’s daughter initiated or abducted into sex by Hades, lord of the Underworld – louize Gluck explores death, memory, sexuality, family and, most glluck, “soul-making,” as Keats put it. I am master here. This disorientation feels somehow purposeful, as though we, like Persephone, despite Zeus’ promise to allow her to “forget” her passage, half-remember the place between extremes.
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I have read that other book, but having read this collection I can only suggest that the decision to award somebody else was the right decision. The Defeat of Reason From quantum physics to the anti-rationalism of Averno is the lake west of Naples that, according to the Romans, was the entrance to the Underworld.
Ambassador Book Award-winning works American poetry Poetry collection stubs. Yluck again, elegant, emotive writing that frequently looks sparse upon the page and yet is dense with meaning, possibility, passion!