A Village Life

by Louise Gluck


A Village Life | 9781847770592 | Louise Gluck

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Format:Paperback / softback

Published:28/05/2010 by Carcanet Press Ltd


Recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature 2020

From a fountain where ‘all the roads in the village unite’, concentric circles expand into the distance: the young and old, fields, a river, a mountain – the fountain’s stone counterpart, where the roads end, human time superimposed on geological time. Renowned as a lyrical poet of austere intensity, in A Village Life Louise Glück evokes a Mediterranean world with luminous precision. Her focus is on moments of speculation and reflection in a dreamlike present tense.