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Moorhead Public Library 811.54 GLU (Text) 33500013492277 New Checked out 12/22/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780374604103
  • ISBN: 037460410X
  • Physical Description: 42 pages : 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2021.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Poem--The denial of death--Winter recipes from the collective--Winter journey--Night thoughts--An endless story--Presidents' Day--Autumn--Second wind--The setting sun--A sentance--A children's story--A memory--Afternoons and early evenings--Song.
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"A new collection from Louise Glück, winner of the 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 October #2
    *Starred Review* In her first new collection since being awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2020, Glück returns to themes of mortality and nature; she also addresses ageing. In The Denial of Death, a concierge, a spectral gentleman, addresses the abandoned narrator, "Do not be sad, he said. You have begun your own journey, / not into the world, like your friend's, but into yourself and your memories." Glück's work builds on an inquiring sense of wonder over our human experience and fortitude. If not for her tender, sometimes funny lines, one might mistake her for a pessimist. In Night Thoughts, she images herself as an infant, "Was I a good baby? A / bad?" Thinking of the adults that were there then, "How hard it was / to be alive, no wonder / they all died." Glück's wryness is grounded in the common actuality of being. In Song, the poet muses on a potter, "Leo thinks that things man makes / are more beautiful / than what exists in nature," to which her reply is, "and I say no. / And Leo says / wait and see." The Nobel committee praised the austere beauty" of Glück's poems; this marvelous collection adds warmth and wit. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

<b>Louise Glück</b> is the author of two collections of essays and more than a dozen books of poems. Her many awards include the 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature, the 2015 National Humanities Medal, the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for <i>The Wild Iris</i>, the 2014 National Book Award for <i>Faithful and Virtuous Night</i>, the 1985 National Book Critics Circle Award for <i>The Triumph of Achilles</i>, the 2001 Bollingen Prize, the 2012 Los Angeles Times<i> </i>Book Prize for <i>Poems 1962–2012</i>, and the 2008 Wallace Stevens Award from the Academy of American Poets. She teaches at Yale University and Stanford University and lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Subject: American poetry > 21st century.
POETRY / General
Genre: Poetry.

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