by Louise Gluck


Averno | 9781857548372 | Louise Gluck

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Format:Paperback / softback

Published:30/11/2006 by Carcanet Press Ltd


Recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature 2020

Averno is a small crater lake in southern Italy, regarded by the Romans as the entrance to the underworld. That place gives its name to Louise Gluck?s new collection: in a landscape turned irretrievably to winter it is both passageway between worlds and an impassable barrier. The book proceeds as a sequence, an extended lamentation, its long restless poems no less spellbinding for being without conventional resolution or consolation, no less ravishing for being savage and grief-stricken.