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Faithful and Virtuous Night (2014)

by Louise Glück

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Perfect. This is the kind of poetry I've always been trying to write, without knowing it. ( )
  Kristin_Curdie_Cook | Apr 29, 2016 |
A wonderful and highly acclaimed collection of poetry by one of the preeminent American poets of our lifetime. I could just read this book over and over and I get something new and rewarding from her words with each reading. There is a whole lot here especially for someone who is her contemporary age wise. She selflessly shares some of the struggles and triumphs of her life in a stunning visual language that I never experience from other authors. There are longer multi page poems and shorter vignettes but all are chock full of significance for the reader. ( )
  muddyboy | Jan 20, 2015 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0374152012, Hardcover)

A luminous, seductive new collection from the “fearless” (The New York Times) Pulitzer Prize–winning poet

Louise Glück 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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