The Seven Ages

by Louise Gluck

On Sale: 03/26/2002

The Seven Ages

by Louise Gluck

On Sale: 03/26/2002


National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist

Pulitzer Prize Finalist

Los Angeles Times Book Award Finalist

Massachusetts Book Award-Poetry

Bollingen Prize

About the Book

Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature

The masterful collection from the acclaimed Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Wild Iris and Vita Nova

Louise Glück has long practiced poetry as a species of clairvoyance. She began as Cassandra, at a distance, in league with the immortal; to read her books sequentially is to chart the oracle’s metamorphosis into unwilling vessel, reckless, mortal and crude. The Seven Ages is Glück’s ninth book, her strangest and most bold. In it she stares down her own death, and, in doing do, forces endless superimpositions of the possible on the impossible—an act that simultaneously defies and embraces the inevitable, and is, finally, mimetic. over and over, at each wild leap or transformation, flames shoot up the reader’s spine.

Critical Praise

“[Glück] is radiant in her frank self-questioning and glorious in her jousting tournament with time…Glück’s poems are so right, so true, they’re virtually telepathic.” — Booklist

“As always, Glück demonstrates incredible craft; this is assured and quietly beautiful poetry.” — Library Journal

“Every poem in The Seven Ages [is] a weighty, incandescent marvel.” — Melanie Rehak, The New York Times Book Review


Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780060933494
  • ISBN 10: 0060933496
  • Imprint: Ecco
  • On Sale: 03/26/2002
  • Pages: 80
  • List Price:21.00 CAD
  • BISAC1 : POETRY / American / General
  • BISAC2 : POETRY / Subjects & Themes / Family
  • BISAC3 : POETRY / Women Authors
  • BISAC4 : POETRY / Subjects & Themes / Nature

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