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Extra resources for The poetry of Louise Glück : a thematic introduction
Frank Bidart, “Louise Glück,” in Diehl, On Louise Glück, 23. 8. : Prentice Hall, 1968), 12–35. Glück is cited from “An Interview with Louise Glück,” in Diehl, On Louise Glück, 183. 9. Robert Lowell, “Epilogue,” in The Longman Anthology of Poetry, ed. Lynne McMahon and Averill Curdy (New York: Pearson Longman, 2006), 1291. morris text 9/27/06 7:35 AM Page 25 Imagining a Postconfessionalist’s Biography 25 that will, along with the death of her father, become a dominant theme in Ararat. She does, however, discuss the sister who “died before I was born” in another essay, “Death and Absence” (PT).
Averno (2006) covers similar ground, but the tone in the later work is much darker, more hopeless. Book-length sequences of related lyric poems such as Meadowlands and Vita Nova are in some respects “about” the conclusion of Glück’s marriage to John, and Ararat, which dealt with a family of three women in the aftermath of the death of a husband and father, is “about” Glück’s autobiographical experience of mourning the death of her father, Daniel Glück. The lyric voice she construes in the poems from these volumes is, however, as much a fiction of the self as are her vocalizations of flowers, weeds, and God in The Wild Iris.
Robert Lowell, “Epilogue,” in The Longman Anthology of Poetry, ed. Lynne McMahon and Averill Curdy (New York: Pearson Longman, 2006), 1291. morris text 9/27/06 7:35 AM Page 25 Imagining a Postconfessionalist’s Biography 25 that will, along with the death of her father, become a dominant theme in Ararat. She does, however, discuss the sister who “died before I was born” in another essay, “Death and Absence” (PT). In this essay, Glück connects her anorexia to her traumatic reaction to her sister’s death.