Louise Gluck The Triumph of Achilles

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The Triumph of Achilles

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Poems consider reality, perception, aging, religion, friendship, love, myths, dreams, partings, nature, grief, and hope

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From the opening line (``It is not the moon, I tell you'') Gluck claims absolute control of subject, craft, and perception. We see what we are instructed to see; we understand what Gluck insists we understand. Gluck's sensitivity to emotional nuance is extreme: ``I ask you, how much beauty/ can a person bear? It is/ heavier than ugliness, even the burden/ of emptiness is nothing beside it.'' Her genius lies in her passionate restraint, a mingling of plain and elevated diction, a reliance on indirection and understatement. Resolution and revelation arise from the stately balance of poems which demand order from anarchy: ``Why love what you will lose?/ There is nothing else to love.'' Gluck is foremost among her generation of poets and no collection should be without all four of her full-length books. Rhoda Yerburgh, English Dept., Vermont Coll., Montpelier
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Adult Grief
Baskets
Brooding Likeness
Day Without Night
Elms
The Embrace
The End Of The World: 1. Terra Nova
The End Of The World: 2. The Tribute
Exile
From The Japanese
Hawk's Shadow
Horse
Hyacinth
Legend
Liberation
Marathon: 1. Last Letter
Marathon: 2. Song Of The River
Marathon: 3. The Encounter
Marathon: 4. Song Of Obstacles
Marathon: 5. Night Song
Marathon: 6. The Beginning
Marathon: 7. First Goodbye
Marathon: 8. Song Of Invisible Boundaries
Marathon: 9. Marathon
Metamorphosis: 1. Night
Mock Orange
Morning
The Mountain
Mythic Fragment
A Parable
The Reproach
Seated Figure
Summer
The Triumph Of Achilles
Winter Morning
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