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Faithful and Virtuous Night

Louise Glück

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Winner of the 2014 National Book Award for Poetry

A luminous, seductive new collection from the "fearless" (The New York Times) Pulitzer Prize–winning poet

Louise Glück is one of the finest American poets at work today. Her Poems 1962–2012 was hailed as "a major event in this country's literature" in the pages of The New York Times. Every new collection is at once a deepening and a revelation. Faithful and Virtuous Night is no exception.

You enter the world of this spellbinding book through one of its many dreamlike portals, and each time you enter it's the same place but it has been arranged differently. You were a woman. You were a man. This is a story of adventure, an encounter with the unknown, a knight's undaunted journey into the kingdom of death; this is a story of the world you've always known, that first primer where "on page three a dog appeared, on page five a ball" and every familiar facet has been made to shimmer like the contours of a dream, "the dog float[ing] into the sky to join the ball." Faithful and Virtuous Night tells a single story but the parts are mutable, the great sweep of its narrative mysterious and fateful, heartbreaking and charged with wonder.

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Louise Glück

PRÉMIO NOBEL DA LITERATURA 2020

Louise Glück recebeu o Prémio Nobel da Literatura de 2020, “pela sua inconfundível voz poética, que, com uma beleza austera, tornou universal a existência individual”. O prémio da Academia Sueca reconhece um longo percurso de escrita de poesia e ensaio. Louise Elisabeth Glück nasceu a 22 de Abril de 1943 em Nova Iorque. É autora de mais de uma dezena de livros de poesia e de ensaios Ao longo da sua carreira recebeu vários prémios, entre eles o National Book Critics Circle Award, o Pulitzer, Los Angeles Times Book e o Wallace Stevens da Academia de Poetas americanos.


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