Averno

Averno

Book - 2006 | 1st ed.
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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.
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780374107420
0374107424
Branch Call Number: 811 G56av CML
811.54 GLU WPL
811 G52A SPL
Characteristics: viii, 79 p. ; 24 cm.

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Jul 24, 2019

Exquisitely written, Gluck sets herself apart from poets on the whole with her brilliant work. Perfect for lovers of poetry as well as those who are looking for a good introduction.

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