Faithful and virtuous night / Louise Glück.

By: Glück, Louise, 1943- [author.]
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Fararr, Straus and Giroux, 2014Edition: First editionDescription: 71 pages ; 24 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780374152017; 0374152012; 9780374535773; 0374535779Uniform titles: Poems. Selections Subject(s): 2000-2099 | American poetry -- 21st century | American poetry | Lyrik | Amerikanisches EnglischGenre/Form: Poetry.DDC classification: 811/.54 LOC classification: PS3557.L8 | A6 2014PS3557.L8 | F35 2014
Contents:
Parable -- An Adventure -- The Past -- Faithful and Virtuous Night -- Theory of Memory -- A Sharply Worded Silence -- Visitors from Abroad -- Aboriginal Landscape -- Utopia -- Cornwall -- Afterword -- Midnight -- The Sword in the Stone -- Forbidden Music -- The Open Window -- The Melancholy Assistant -- A Foreshortened Journey -- Approach of the Horizon -- The White Series -- The Horse and Rider -- A Work of Fiction -- The Story of a Day -- A Summer Garden -- The Couple in the Park.
Awards: National Book Award for Poetry, 2014.Summary: Louise Gluck is one of the finest American poets at work today. Her Poems 1962-2012 was hailed as "a major event in this country's literature" in the pages of The New York Times. Every new collection is at once a deepening and a revelation. Faithful and Virtuous Night is no exception. You enter the world of this spellbinding book through one of its many dreamlike portals, and each time you enter it's the same place but it has been arranged differently. You were a woman. You were a man. This is a story of adventure, an encounter with the unknown, a knight's undaunted journey into the kingdom of death; this is a story of the world you've always known, that first primer where "on page three a dog appeared, on page five a ball" and every familiar facet has been made to shimmer like the contours of a dream, "the dog float[ing] into the sky to join the ball." Faithful and Virtuous Night tells a single story but the parts are mutable, the great sweep of its narrative mysterious and fateful, heartbreaking and charged with wonder.
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Parable -- An Adventure -- The Past -- Faithful and Virtuous Night -- Theory of Memory -- A Sharply Worded Silence -- Visitors from Abroad -- Aboriginal Landscape -- Utopia -- Cornwall -- Afterword -- Midnight -- The Sword in the Stone -- Forbidden Music -- The Open Window -- The Melancholy Assistant -- A Foreshortened Journey -- Approach of the Horizon -- The White Series -- The Horse and Rider -- A Work of Fiction -- The Story of a Day -- A Summer Garden -- The Couple in the Park.

Louise Gluck is one of the finest American poets at work today. Her Poems 1962-2012 was hailed as "a major event in this country's literature" in the pages of The New York Times. Every new collection is at once a deepening and a revelation. Faithful and Virtuous Night is no exception. You enter the world of this spellbinding book through one of its many dreamlike portals, and each time you enter it's the same place but it has been arranged differently. You were a woman. You were a man. This is a story of adventure, an encounter with the unknown, a knight's undaunted journey into the kingdom of death; this is a story of the world you've always known, that first primer where "on page three a dog appeared, on page five a ball" and every familiar facet has been made to shimmer like the contours of a dream, "the dog float[ing] into the sky to join the ball." Faithful and Virtuous Night tells a single story but the parts are mutable, the great sweep of its narrative mysterious and fateful, heartbreaking and charged with wonder.

National Book Award for Poetry, 2014.

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