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ISBN-10: 0880015063

ISBN-13: 9780880015066

Edition: N/A

Authors: Louise Gl�ck, Gluck

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In an astonishing book-length sequence, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Louise Gluck interweaves the dissolution of a contemporary marriage with the story of The Odyssey. Here is Penelope stubbornly weaving, elevating the act of waiting into an act of will; here, too, is a worldly Circe, a divided Odysseus, and a shrewd adolescent Telemachus. Through these classical figures, Meadowlands explores such timeless themes as the endless negotiation of family life, the cruelty that intimacy enables, and the frustrating trivia of the everyday. Gluck discovers in contemporary life the same quandary that lies at the heart of The Odyssey: the "unanswerable/affliction of the human heart: how to divide/the…    
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Book details

List price: $13.99
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 5/1/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 80
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.242
Language: English

Louise Elizabeth Gluck, 1943 - Louise Gluck was born April 22, 1943 in New York City, New York. She grew up on Long Island and attended Sarah Lawrence College and Columbia University, both in New York State. She is best known for her award winning collection entitled "The Wild Iris". After graduation, Gluck began teaching poetry, accepting positions at various colleges and universities. In 1968, her first collection entitled "Firstborn" was published. Seven years later she published "The House on the Marshland", and in 1985, "The Triumph of Achilles" won the National book Critics Circle Award for poetry. In 1993, she was an editor of The Best American Poetry anthology. Her last appointment…    

Penelope's Song
Quiet Evening
Parable of the King
Moonless Night
Telemachus' Detachment
Parable of the Hostages
Rainy Morning
Parable of the Trellis
Telemachus' Guilt
Meadowlands I
Telemachus' Kindness
Parable of the Beast
Meadowlands 2
Parable of the Dove
Telemachus' Dilemma
Meadowlands 3
The Rock
Circe's Power
Telemachus' Fantasy
Parable of Flight
Odysseus' Decision
The Butterfly
Circe's Torment
Circe's Grief
Penelope's Stubbornness
Telemachus' Confession
Telemachus' Burden
Parable of the Swans
Purple Bathing Suit
Parable of Faith
The Dream
The Wish
Parable of the Gift
Heart's Desire