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The Seven Ages


Louise Gluck has long practised poetry as a species of clairvoyance. She began as Cassandra, at a distance, in league with the immortals. To read her books sequentially is to chart the oracle's metamorphoses into unwilling vessel, reckless, mortal, down-to-earth. "The Seven Ages" is Gluck's ninth book, one of her strangest and certainly her most bold. In it - like William Blake's mystical Thel - she gazes down at her own death and in so doing forces endless superimpositions of the possible on the impossible. Her act at once ...

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The Seven Ages
2002, Ecco Press

ISBN-13: 9780060933494

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Seven Ages
2001, Carcanet Press Ltd, Manchester

ISBN-13: 9781857545425


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