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Averno: Poems (Signed)

Gluck, Louise

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ISBN 10: 0374107424 / ISBN 13: 9780374107420
Published by Farrar, Straus And Giroux, New York, 2006
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Hardcover in dust jacket. First printing of first edition. SIGNED on the title page by multi-prize-winning poet Louise Gluck. Book and unclipped dust jacket are in fine, As New, gift-giving condition, crisp and clean, with tight binding and sharp corners. 8vo. 187 pp. including index. In protective Mylar. Bookseller Inventory # 81776

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Title: Averno: Poems (Signed)

Publisher: Farrar, Straus And Giroux, New York

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First edition

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Averno is a small crater lake in southern , 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.

Averno is a 2006 National Book Award Finalist for Poetry.

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Louise Glück has won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Bollingen Prize, and is the former Poet Laureate of the United States. She teaches at Yale University and lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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