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Averno

By Louise Glück, 1943-

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.

Format

Book

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1 available at Southeast
  • 811.54 Glu, Nonfiction

Publish Date

2006

ISBN

0374107424


Format: Book
Author: Glück, Louise, 1943-
Title: Averno / Louise Glück.
Publisher Date: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006.
Subject: Persephone (Greek deity) -- Poetry.
Isbn: 0374107424 (alk. paper) 9780374107420
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System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 1
Call Number: 811.54 Glu
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Bib Id: 240484

Format: Book
Author: Glück, Louise, 1943-
Title: Averno / Louise Glück.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006.
Description: viii, 79 p. ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Persephone (Greek deity) -- Poetry.
LCCN: 2005042658
ISBN: 0374107424 (alk. paper)
ISBN: 9780374107420
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: 811.54 Glu