A Village Life: Poems

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Adı:
A Village Life: Poems
Baskı tarihi:
14 Eylül 2010
Sayfa sayısı:
80
Format:
Karton kapak
ISBN:
9781466875630
Kitabın türü:
Dil:
İngilizce
Ülke:
United States of America
Yayınevi:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
All the roads in the village unite at the fountain.

Avenue of Liberty, Avenue of the Acacia Trees―

The fountain rises at the center of the plaza;

on sunny days, rainbows in the piss of the cherub.

―from "tributaries"

Around the fountain are concentric circles of figures, organized by age and in degrees of distance: fields, a river, and, like the fountain's opposite, a mountain. Human time superimposed on geologic time, all taken in at a glance, without any undue sensation of speed.

Glück has been known as a lyrical and dramatic poet; since Ararat, she has shaped her austere intensities into book-length sequences. Here, for the first time, she speaks as "the type of describing, supervising intelligence found in novels rather than poetry," as Langdon Hammer has written of her long lines―expansive, fluent, and full―manifesting a calm omniscience. While Glück's manner is novelistic, she focuses not on action but on pauses and intervals, moments of suspension (rather than suspense), in a dreamlike present tense in which poetic speculation and reflection are possible.
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Life is simple now: one day cognac, one day coffee and a cigarette.
To the couples, it’s clear who’s on the outskirts of life, who’s at the center.
They’re alone at the fountain, in a dark well.
They’ve been exiled by the world of hope,
which is the world of action,
but the world of thought hasn’t as yet opened to them.
When it does, everything will change.
It seems a strange position, being very young.
They have this thing everyone wants and they don’t want— but they want to keep it anyway; it’s all they can trade on.

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Adı:
A Village Life: Poems
Baskı tarihi:
14 Eylül 2010
Sayfa sayısı:
80
Format:
Karton kapak
ISBN:
9781466875630
Kitabın türü:
Dil:
İngilizce
Ülke:
United States of America
Yayınevi:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
All the roads in the village unite at the fountain.

Avenue of Liberty, Avenue of the Acacia Trees―

The fountain rises at the center of the plaza;

on sunny days, rainbows in the piss of the cherub.

―from "tributaries"

Around the fountain are concentric circles of figures, organized by age and in degrees of distance: fields, a river, and, like the fountain's opposite, a mountain. Human time superimposed on geologic time, all taken in at a glance, without any undue sensation of speed.

Glück has been known as a lyrical and dramatic poet; since Ararat, she has shaped her austere intensities into book-length sequences. Here, for the first time, she speaks as "the type of describing, supervising intelligence found in novels rather than poetry," as Langdon Hammer has written of her long lines―expansive, fluent, and full―manifesting a calm omniscience. While Glück's manner is novelistic, she focuses not on action but on pauses and intervals, moments of suspension (rather than suspense), in a dreamlike present tense in which poetic speculation and reflection are possible.

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