Vita Nova

Vita Nova Since, 1990, Louise Gl Ck Has Been Exploring A Form That Is, According To Poet Robert Hass, Her Invention Vita Nova Like Its Immediate Predecessors, A Book Length 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 Farseeing Like Late Yeats, Vita Nova Dares Large Statement By Turns Stern Interlocutor And Ardent Novitiate, Gl Ck Compasses The Essential Human Paradox, A Terrifying Act Of Perspective That Brings Into Resolution The Smallest Human Hope And The Vast Forces That Shape And Thwart It. Life is very weird, no matter how it ends, very filled with dreams Never will I forget your face, your frantic human eyes swollen with tears I thought my life was over and my heart was brokenThen I moved to Cambridge. When I first read Gl ck s poetry, I was impressed by the force and clarity of her images, as well as hear weaving of myth and personal emotion There is plenty of that here, but I also got the sense that Gl ck enjoys playing with these languid structures and would happi Life is very weird, no matter how it ends, very filled with dreams Never will I forget your face, your frantic human eyes swollen with tears I thought my life was over and my heart was brokenThen I moved to Cambridge. When I first read Gl ck s poetry, I was impres
My first collection from the prolific Pulitzer winner Some of the poems are built around self interrogation, with a question and answer format several reflect on the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice The first and last poems are both entitled Vita Nova, while another in the middle is called The New Life I enjoyed the language of spring in the first Vita Nova and in The Nest, but I was unconvinced by much of what Gl ck writes about love and self knowledg
In Vita Nova, Louise Gl ck returns to her most common themes Love and Death Surely spring has been returned to me, this timenot as a lover but a messenger of death, yetit is still spring, it is still meant tenderly Vita Nova I pg 2 Brutal to love, brutal to die.And brutal beyond the reaches of justiceto die of love The Queen of Carthage pg 5 I was afraid of love, of being taken away.Everyone afraid of love is afraid of death Timor Mortis pg 15 Throughout th In Vita Nova, Louise Gl ck returns to her most common themes Love and Death Surely spring has been returned to me, this timenot as a lover but a messenger of death, yetit is still spring, it is still meant tenderly Vita Nova I pg 2 Brutal to love, brutal to die.And brutal beyond the reaches of justiceto die of love The Queen of Carthage pg 5 I was afraid of love, of being taken away.Everyone afraid of love is afraid of death Timor Mortis pg 15 Throughout the text, in a number of voices that interact with the poet, with the reader, with each other reminiscent of a Greek Chorus , Gl ck evokes imagery of life in transition How sweet my life nowin its descent to the valley,the valley itself not mist coveredbut fertile and t
Surely spring has been returned to me, this timenot as a lover but a messenger of death, yetit is still spring, it is meant tenderly.A slim little book that circles around death, and loss, particularly women loved and forsaken or lost the voice of the poet herself presumably , mixed with that of Eurydice, Dido, Penelope, and the men that left them Aeneas who has enough love already in the very blood that runs in his veins Orpheus I have lost my Eurydice, I have lost my lover, and sudden Surely spring has been returned to me, this timenot as a lover but a messenger of death, yetit is still spring, it is meant tenderly.A slim little book that circles around death, and loss, particularly women loved and forsaken or lost the voice of the poet herself presumably , mixed with that of Eurydice, Dido, Penelope, and the men that left them Aeneas who has enough love already in the very blood that runs in his veins Orpheus I have lost my Eurydice, I have lost my lover, and suddenly I am speaking French and it seems to me I have never been in better voice and the unnamed you that a number of the call and answer poems address.I find Gluck s poems here lurched for me between transcendent and strangely cliched sometimes the words spring off the page, and sometimes they feel well used and unremarkable well known thoughts delivered in well known words And yet a number of the poems did sing out to me, particularly those around Dido I ve always had
On the hierarchy of her own work, I d put this collection between The Wild Iris and Seven Ages Not quite her best, but not my least favorite either Moments of utter brilliance Moments that felt a littlestagey Also, an unexpected humor in parts that felt wry after so much of Gluck s trademark intensity from Condo I hate When your own dreams treat you as stupid, from Mutable Earth In the bathtub, I examine my body We re supposed to do that Noticed the constant upwa On the hierarchy of her own work, I d put this collection between The Wild Iris and Seven Ages Not quite her best, but
My soul dried up.Like a soul cast into fire, but not completely,not to annihilation Parched,it continued Brittle,not from solitude but from mistrust, how will you ever again believethe love of another being We are all human we protect ourselvesas well as we caneven to the point of denyingclarity, the pointof self deception And yet, within this deception,true happiness occurred.So that I believe I wouldrepeat these errors exactly.Nor does it seem to mecrucial to knowwhether or not such My soul dried up.Like a soul cast into fire, but not completely,not to annihilation Parched,it continued Brittle,not from solitude but from mistrust, how will you ever again believethe love of another being We are all human we protect ourselvesas well as we caneven to the point of denyingclarity, the pointof self deception And yet, within this deception,true happiness occurred.So that I believe
This is my favorite Gluck book of those I ve read not nearly all I don t know what my favorite is among those I have not read yet I love the fun she has with the lyric tradition People so often misread her as this uber sincere, confessional writer, when I think she actually skewers the personal lyric traditioncogently and hilariously than so many avant garde poets who tend to be m
Gluck is probably my spiritual poetic mentor, of sorts It is only in her work that I am able to feel both light and heavy, empowered and overwhelmed, all at once And, given the over saturation of mythology and Classics in poetry at least it feels tha
This was suggested to me when I asked for books and poetry about breakups that honored the former sweetheart as well as the process of getting over the end of a very good relationship This books filled that bill, but not the way I really expected it to The poems f
title poem from this collection is amaaaaazing

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  • Paperback
  • 64 pages
  • Vita Nova
  • Louise Glück
  • English
  • 01 June 2019
  • 0060957956