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Faithful and Virtuous Night


Shortlisted for the 2014 Forward Prize for Best Collection 'At last the night surrounded me; / I floated on it, perhaps in it, / or it carried me as a river carries / a boat'. In Louise Gluck's new collection, night takes on the dimensions of myth, becomes the setting for a sequence of journeys and explorations through time and memory, as the speaker of the poems moves backwards into childhood and forwards into 'the kingdom of death'. Gluck draws equally on the worlds of fairy-tale, of dream and of waking life, each poem a ...

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Faithful and Virtuous Night
2014, Farrar Straus Giroux, New York

ISBN-13: 9780374152017


Faithful and Virtuous Night
2014, Carcanet Press Ltd, Manchester

ISBN-13: 9781847774798


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