Vita Nova
ISBN: 0060957956
EAN13: 9780060957957
Language: English
Pages: 64
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview
Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature In Vita Nova , Pulitzer-Prize winning poet Louise Gl ck manages the apparently impossible: a terrifying act of perspective that brings into resolution the smallest human hope and the vast forces that shape and thwart it Since Ararat in 1990, Louise Gl ck has been exploring a form that is, according to the poet, Robert Hass, her invention. Vita Nova-- like its immediate predecessors, a booklength sequence--combines the ecstatic utterance of The Wild Iris with the worldly dramas elaborated in Meadowlands. Vita Nova is a book that exists in the long moment of spring: a book of deaths and beginnings, resignation and hope; brutal, luminous, and far-seeing. Like late Yeats, Vita Nova dares large statement. By turns stern interlocutor and ardent novitiate, Gl ck compasses the essential human paradox. In Vita Nova, Louise Gl ck manages the apparently impossible: a terrifying act of perspective that brings into resolution the smallest human hope and the vast forces that thwart and shape it.