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Poems 1962-2012 (Signed First Edition)

Louise Gluck

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ISBN 10: 0374126089 / ISBN 13: 9780374126087
Published by Farrar Straus Giroux, 2012
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New York: FSG [2012]. SIGNED first edition. First printing. Hardbound. New, in dust jacket. A pristine unread copy, very fine/very fine in all respects. (Smoke-free environment.) Comes with mylar dust jacket protector. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page and dated in December 2012 in NYC. Shipped in well padded box. Purchased new and opened only for author signature. 0.0. Bookseller Inventory # 09-2012-56

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Title: Poems 1962-2012 (Signed First Edition)

Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux

Publication Date: 2012

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition....

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It is the astonishment of Louise Glück's poetry that it resists collection. With each successive book her drive to leave behind what came before has grown more fierce, the force of her gaze fixed on what has yet to be imagined. She invented a form to accommodate this need, the book-length sequence of poems, like a landscape seen from above, a novel with lacunae opening onto the unspeakable. The reiterated yet endlessly transfigured elements in this landscape―Persephone, a copper beech, a mother and father and sister, a garden, a husband and son, a horse, a dog, a field on fire, a mountain―persistently emerge and reappear with the dark energy of the inevitable, shot through with the bright aspect of things new-made.
From the outset ("Come here / Come here, little one"), Gluck's voice has addressed us with deceptive simplicity, the poems in lines so clear we "do not see the intervening fathoms."

From within the earth's
bitter disgrace, coldness and barrenness

my friend the moon rises:
she is beautiful tonight, but when is she not beautiful?

To read these books together is to understand the governing paradox of a life lived in the body and of the work wrested from it, the one fated to die and the other to endure.

About the Author:

Louise Glück is the author of eleven books of poems and a collection of essays. Her many awards include the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Bollingen Prize for Poetry, and the Wallace Stevens Award from the Academy of American Poets. She teaches at Yale University and lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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