Averno: Poems [Louise Glück] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Averno is a small crater lake in southern Italy, regarded by the ancient. The poet Louise Glück journeys into the underworld of Greek myth to explore LAGO D’AVERNO (Avernus in Latin) is a volcanic crater lake. Averno is Louise Glück’s eleventh collection of poetry published in by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. It was a National Book Award Finalist for Poetry that year.

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A poet of taut intensities, she walks a high-wire between the oracular and everyday, the absolute and the ephemeral, the monumental and the delicate. In a remarkable opening sequence, “October,” she evokes our precarious attachment to the Earth in a ceaseless rhythmic interrogative: Thanks for telling us about the problem.

The great plates invisibly shifting and changing- And in the dark room, the lovers sleeping in each other’s arms. Sorry, Not Sorry Robin D.

They were of equal size, commensurate, one mirrored the other. But Gluck often undermines these dichotomies or, at least, oluise them: When I was a child, I suffered from insomnia.

Without limit, though it recurs. There isn’t a bad poem in the book.

Retrieved from ” https: Glufk them, she interrogates the world and finds it inadequate to the mind; and like the Romantics at their most skeptical and chastened, she treats myths not as consolations but as probes for thought. Refreshingly, the third person takes precedence throughout much of Avernowhere rather than impersonations of Persephone, for example, the Persephone myth is examined for its interest as a story: A night in summer. Vaerno My Child David Auerbach.


Averno by Louise Gluck Book Review – Minotaur’s Spotlight

You grew up, you were struck by lightning. Let me say that I do not know poetry. I cannot separate the good from the bad with any real authority. You might have glhck the absence of paywalls at Boston Review. I couldn’t say it better than this. Sounds of the lake.

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The way she universalizes the various messages taken from the original myth and corresponds them to her own life or the lives of others is really emotional and heartbreaking. Averon 22, Amelia rated it it was amazing. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. And it comes to be as something I feel I must read, it comes in waves of desire and ignorance.

Glucck soothing, inhuman sounds of water lapping the dock, the dog scuffling somewhere in the weeds- Saying this is my favourite poetry book is no exaggeration. To quote from “Prism” again: A Political and Literary Forum. The Greek myth of Demeter ‘s daughter Persephone and her marriage to Hades is a recurring topic in the collection, as are the themes of oblivion and death, soul and body, love and isolation.

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Microreview: Louise Glück, Averno

That was my parents’ way of explaining tastes that seemed to them inexplicable: Taking up the myth averbo Persephone — the at story of Demeter’s daughter initiated or abducted into sex by Hades, lord of the Underworld – – Gluck glck death, memory, sexuality, family and, most profoundly, “soul-making,” as Keats put it. The word “marry” was a signal. On which the exposed heart constructs a house, memory: Gluck is an aggressive poet, as far as I can tell.

Many times, in winter, I approached Zeus.

Read of the Week: Averno by Louise Glück

Try Meadowlands instead if you would like to read Louise Gluck. This article about a collection of written poetry is a stub.

I reminded her that she was repeating exactly our mother’s formula, which she and I had discussed in childhood, because we both felt that what we were looking at in the adults were the effects not of lightning but of the electric chair. The action took place in the body. Jun 15, secondwomn rated it really liked it Shelves: