Faithful and Virtuous Night

by Louise Gluck

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Faithful and Virtuous Night Synopsis

Shortlisted for the T S Eliot Poetry Prize 2014.

Shortlisted for the 2014 Forward Prize for Best Collection 'At last the night surrounded me; / I floated on it, perhaps in it, / or it carried me as a river carries / a boat'. In Louise Gluck's new collection, night takes on the dimensions of myth, becomes the setting for a sequence of journeys and explorations through time and memory, as the speaker of the poems moves backwards into childhood and forwards into 'the kingdom of death'.

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ISBN: 9781847774798
Publication date: 06/09/2014
Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781847774798
Publication date: 6th September 2014
Author: Louise Gluck
Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 80 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Poetry,
Categories: Poetry by individual poets,

About Louise Gluck

Louise Gluck was born in 1943 in New York and grew up on Long Island. She started her teaching career in 1971 at Goddard College, Vermont. At present she is a Professor at Williams College and lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She is the author of eleven books of poems and a volume of essays. She has won the Pulitzer Prize (for Wild Iris in 1992), the National Book Critics Circle Award, the William Carlos Williams Award, the Bobbitt National Poetry Prize and the Ambassador's Award for her poetry, as well as the PEN / Martha Albrand Award for Non-fiction. Her 2000 collection Vita Nova won ...

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