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The Seven Ages

  • Buy New: $59.54
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  • Seller:Any Book
  • Sales Rank:2,732,254
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Hardcover
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Edition:1
  • Pages:80
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0.6
  • Dimensions (in):9.3 x 6.4 x 0.5
  • Publication Date:April 1, 2001
  • ISBN:0060185260
  • EAN:9780060185268
  • ASIN:0060185260
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Synopsis

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 so doing, 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.


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