The Poetry of Louise Glück: A Thematic Introduction

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University of Missouri Press, 2006 - 274 páginas
"Explores Glück's utilization of masks of characters from history, the Bible, and fairy tales, discussing the persistent themes and transitional tone of her poetry through close reading of her early work, Firstborn; through the book-length sequences Ararat, Meadowlands, and The Wild Iris; to her latest, including Vita Nova and Averno"--Provided by publisher.
 

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Chapter One Poems Are Autobiography Toward Imagining a Postconfessionalist s Biography
21
Chapter Two Dedicated to Hunger A Poetics of Desire
36
Chapter Three Visions and Revisions Commentary and the Question of Being a Contemporary Jewish Poet
60
Chapter Four The Wound in the Word Trauma Theory and the Question of Witness
98
Chapter Five Challenging Trauma Theory Witnessing Divine Mystery
133
Chapter Six The House on Marshland Second Nature Writing and the Entrance into the Symbolic
151
Chapter Seven Should I Say It with Flowers? Ararat and the Work of Mourning through Nature Poetry
178
Chapter Eight Errand in the Spiritual Wilderness The Wild Iris as Contemporary Prayer Sequence
191
Chapter Nine Mythic Fragment SequenceCommentaryand the Composition of the Lyric Self through The Odyssey in Meadowlands
231
Works Cited
255
Index
265
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