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.
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.
Author: Louise Glück
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
It is the astonishment of Louise Glück's poetry that it resists collection. With each successive book her drive to leave behind what came before has grown more fierce, the force of her gaze fixed on what has yet to be imagined. She invented a form to accommodate this need, the book-length sequence of poems, like a landscape seen from above, a novel with lacunae opening onto the unspeakable. The reiterated yet endlessly transfigured elements in this landscape—Persephone, a copper beech, a mother and father and sister, a garden, a husband and son, a horse, a dog, a field on fire, a mountain—persistently emerge and reappear with the dark energy of the inevitable, shot through with the bright aspect of things new-made. From the outset ("Come here / Come here, little one"), Gluck's voice has addressed us with deceptive simplicity, the poems in lines so clear we "do not see the intervening fathoms." From within the earth's bitter disgrace, coldness and barrenness my friend the moon rises: she is beautiful tonight, but when is she not beautiful? To read these books together is to understand the governing paradox of a life lived in the body and of the work wrested from it, the one fated to die and the other to endure.
To read these books together is to understand the governing paradox of a life lived in the body and of the work wrested from it, the one fated to die and the other to endure.
Author: Louise Glück
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Averno is a small crater lake in southern , regarded by the ancient Romans as the entrance to the underworld. That place gives its name to Louise Glück's eleventh collection: in a landscape turned irretrievably to winter, it is the only source of heat and light, a gate or passageway that invites traffic between worlds while at the same time opposing their reconciliation. Averno is an extended lamentation, its long, restless poems no less spellbinding for being without plot or hope, no less ravishing for being savage, grief-stricken. What Averno provides is not a map to a point of arrival or departure, but a diagram of where we are, the harrowing, enduring presence. Averno is a 2006 National Book Award Finalist for Poetry.
Averno is a 2006 National Book Award Finalist for Poetry. Praise for author Louise Glück: "There are a few living poets whose new poems one always feels eager to read. Louise Gluck ranks at the top of the list.
Author: Louise Glück
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
A Village Life, Louise Glück's eleventh collection of poems, begins in the topography of a village, a Mediterranean world of no definite moment or place: All the roads in the village unite at the fountain. Avenue of Liberty, Avenue of the Acacia Trees— The fountain rises at the center of the plaza; on sunny days, rainbows in the piss of the cherub. —from "tributaries" Around the fountain are concentric circles of figures, organized by age and in degrees of distance: fields, a river, and, like the fountain's opposite, a mountain. Human time superimposed on geologic time, all taken in at a glance, without any undue sensation of speed. Glück has been known as a lyrical and dramatic poet; since Ararat, she has shaped her austere intensities into book-length sequences. Here, for the first time, she speaks as "the type of describing, supervising intelligence found in novels rather than poetry," as Langdon Hammer has written of her long lines—expansive, fluent, and full—manifesting a calm omniscience. While Glück's manner is novelistic, she focuses not on action but on pauses and intervals, moments of suspension (rather than suspense), in a dreamlike present tense in which poetic speculation and reflection are possible.
A Village Life, Louise Glück's eleventh collection of poems, begins in the topography of a village, a Mediterranean world of no definite moment or place: All the roads in the village unite at the fountain.
Author: Louise Glück
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Statius' Silvae, thirty-two occasional poems, were written probably between 89 and 96 AD. Here the poet congratulates friends, consoles mourners, sends thanks, admires a memorable scene.
Author: Publius Papinius Statius
and for and as a faithful and virtuous Person the said Henry Sullivan Græme hath
always been and still is accounted ... not having any Regard or conjugal Love for
her said Husband , in particular , on the Night between the Twenty - fourth and ...
Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Lords
The first fifty volumes of this yearbook of Shakespeare studies are being reissued in paperback.
When he utters the familiar lines in A Midsummer Night's Dream, And as
imagination bodies forth The forms of things ... or, more probably, the tale on
which it is based, and learned that Cassandra, who is represented as a faithful
and virtuous ...
Author: Allardyce Nicoll
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
For dresses suited to the human shape ; for pleasures suited to the human mind ;
for bibles , prayer - books , debt - books ; for virtuous consorts , faithful friends ,
and fit objects of charity ; for rational improvement and employments : no longer ...
Author: Edward Young
Category: English literature
... of every vice, and every extravagant propensity, he had the meanness to
sacrifice this faithful and virtuous Athenian. ... was successively crowded during
three days and three night',” 2000 gladiators bled in the circus at once, for the PH
Author: John Lemprière
Category: Classical dictionaries
"Offering an arresting range of accounts by specialists in music, media, and popular culture on how the popular arts have represented opera, this book raises issues about the sociology of music and its implications for television and video culture. It looks at the relationships between serious and popular music, the desire of some composers to work in the latter while being engaged in more classical composition, and the love-hate relationships between Hollywood and La Scala."
Armide is a witch , Renaud a faithful crusader knight but Armide , who disposes of
all such , cannot kill the sleeping virtuous Renaud and sings her aria “ Enfin il est
en ma puissance ” to express her frustration . Godard sets the action in a ...
Author: Jeremy Tambling
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Accessible to today‘s readers, this anthology of readings is a survey of Asian thought in India and China. It strikes a balance between major and minor figures, and features the best available translations of texts complete works or complete sections of works which are both central to each thinker or school and are widely accepted to be part of the emerging Asian canon. Introductions to each historical period and to each thinker, photographs, and a timeline help to keep learners focused throughout. For individuals interested in learning about World Religions, Asian thought, or Chinese and Indian philosophy.
Whatever place a faithful, virtuous, celebrated, and wealthy man chooses, there
he is respected. 304. Good people shine from afar, like the snowy mountains;
bad people are not seen, like arrows shot by night. 305. He alone who, without ...
Author: Forrest Baird
The disciples of Gotama are always well awake, and their thoughts day and night
are always set on the law. 298. The disciples of Gotama ... Whatever place a
faithful, virtuous, celebrated, and wealthy man chooses, there he is respected.
Following up on his acclaimed Redeemer in the Womb, John Saward returns to the mystery of Christ's Incarnation. He draws upon the rich traditions of the Church, as well as the writings of the great Christian mystics, to create a work that is both new and old, revolutionary and orthodox. This profoundly moving meditation will aid any contemplation on the life of Christ.The subject of this book is the objective and divinely revealed truth of the Nativity of Christ, as proclaimed by His infallible and immaculate Bride. It is the splendor of this truth, of Love's noon in Nature's night, which for two millennia has captivated the Fathers and Schoolmen, and activated the genius of poets, painters, and musicians. Illustrated with eight color paintings.
... his death, ever the faithful son of the Roman Church, he obtained the Pope's
permission for the making of a replica of the Manger, in order to arouse devotion
to the Child Jesus and His birth. ... The friars are summoned, the people arrive,
the forest resounds with voices, and the venerable night is rendered ... The local
squire, Sir John of Greccio, a 'virtuous knight and true', said that he saw 'a
Author: John Saward
Publisher: Ignatius Press
I passed the night in great anxiety , and rose early , expecting every moment the
appearance of the earl , or of Villars , to ... But for you , the lovely and faithful
woman whom I am proud to call my spouse would never have heard of my love
... and it is frequently owing to the misfortunes we see others suffer , that we shun
what otherwise might be inevitable :a faithful mirror ! which well deserves to be
consulted . ... She found a young gentleman sitting there in a rich night - gown .
The most faithful , the most virtuous alone can take a fast hold on me . Therefore
not one has been ... I shall never see you again . So saying TI she proudly turned
her back upon him and went 42 THE ADVENTURES OF A NEW YEAR ' S NIGHT
The disciples of Gotama are always well awake, and their mind day and night
always delights in compassion. 301. The disciples of ... who every morning 303.
Whatever place a faithful, virtuous, celebrated, and wealthy man CHAPTER XXI.
Author: Buddhaghosa (theologian.)
The disciples of Gotama are always well awake , and their mind day and night
always delights ir corapassion . 301 . The disciples of Gotama ... friar who every
morning 303 . Whatever place a faithful , virtuous , celebrated CHAPTER XXI .
Category: Buddhist parables
Carols floating across no-man's-land on Christmas Eve 1914; solemn choruses, marches, and popular songs responding to the call of propaganda ministries and war charities; opera, keyboard suites, ragtime, and concertos for the left hand—all provided testimony to the unique power of music to chronicle the Great War and to memorialize its battles and fallen heroes in the first post-Armistice decade. In this striking book, Glenn Watkins investigates these variable roles of music primarily from the angle of the Entente nations' perceived threat of German hegemony in matters of intellectual and artistic accomplishment—a principal concern not only for Europe but also for the United States, whose late entrance into the fray prompted a renewed interest in defining America as an emergent world power as well as a fledgling musical culture. He shows that each nation gave "proof through the night"—ringing evidence during the dark hours of the war—not only of its nationalist resolve in the singing of national airs but also of its power to recall home and hearth on distant battlefields and to reflect upon loss long after the guns had been silenced. Watkins's eloquent narrative argues that twentieth-century Modernism was not launched full force with the advent of the Great War but rather was challenged by a new set of alternatives to the prewar avant-garde. His central focus on music as a cultural marker during the First World War of necessity exposes its relationship to the other arts, national institutions, and international politics. From wartime scores by Debussy and Stravinsky to telling retrospective works by Berg, Ravel, and Britten; from "La Marseillaise" to "The Star-Spangled Banner," from "It's a Long Way to Tipperary" to "Over There," music reflected society's profoundest doubts and aspirations. By turns it challenged or supported the legitimacy of war, chronicled misgivings in miniature and grandiose formats alike, and inevitably expressed its sorrow at the final price exacted by the Great War. Proof through the Night concludes with a consideration of the post-Armistice period when, on the classical music front, memory and distance forged a musical response that was frequently more powerful than in wartime.
We ask it , in the spirit of love , of Him Who is the Source of Love , and Who is the
ever - faithful refuge and friend of all that ... his former professor , Bourne recalled
" the virtuous horror and stupefaction which filled our college professors when ...
Author: Glenn Watkins
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Nominated for a 2014 Lime Award for Excellence in Fiction Named a Best Book of Summer 2014 by Publishers Weekly Named a Pick of the Week for the week of June 30th by Publishers Weekly "An earnest, well-done historical novel that skillfully blends fact and fiction." --Publishers Weekly "A profound story of how one unforeseen event may tear a family apart, but another can just as unexpectedly bring them back together again." --Publishers Weekly, Best Book of Summer 2014 Pick "Solomon enticingly described the novel Sing in the Morning, Cry at Night by Barbara J. Taylor (Akashic), set in a coal-mining town in 1913, as 'one of those sit on the couch and don't bother me' reads." --Shelf Awareness, NCIBA Spring Rep Picks "An absolute gem of a book filled with beautiful characters and classical writing techniques rarely seen in modern literature." --The Christian Manifesto, Top Fiction Pick of 2014 "This story is at once poignant and hopeful, spiced up by such characters as Billy Sunday, the revivalist, and Grief, the specter who haunts Grace to the very edge of sanity. A rich debut." --Historical Novel Society "Like Dickens, the novel faces family tragedy, in this case the town blaming 8-year-old Violet Morgan for her older sister's death. As her parents fall victim to their own vices, Violet learns how to form her own friendships to survive." --Arts.Mic "A fantastic novel worthy of the greatest accolades. Writing a book about a historical event can be difficult, as is crafting a bestseller, but Barbara J. Taylor is successful at both." --Downtown Magazine "Taylor's careful attention to detail and her deep knowledge of the community and its people give the novel a welcome gravity." --The Columbus Dispatch "One of the most compelling books I've ever read...a haunting story that will stay with the reader long after reading this novel." --Story Circle Book Reviews "Rave reviews are pouring in for this historical novel of a family tragedy." --The Halifax Reader, "6 New Books to Look for in July" "This well-written book is peopled with characters the reader can really care about and captures the feeling of a gritty twentieth century coal mining community." --Breakthrough, newsletter of the Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation "Like all good historical fiction, I learned from this novel." --Time 2 Read "This book has...prizewinner written all over it....Worth the read!" --I've Read This "This haunting story of tragedy and hope in an early twentieth century mining town is...an expertly crafted arrow that shoots straight for the heart. Reminiscent of classics such as How Green Was My Valley...this book is a must-read for fans of character-driven, authentic historical fiction." --Amy Drown Blog Almost everyone in town blames eight-year-old Violet Morgan for the death of her nine-year-old sister, Daisy. Sing in the Morning, Cry at Night opens on September 4, 1913, two months after the Fourth of July tragedy. Owen, the girls' father, "turns to drink" and abandons his family. Their mother Grace falls victim to the seductive powers of Grief, an imagined figure who has seduced her off-and-on since childhood. Violet forms an unlikely friendship with Stanley Adamski, a motherless outcast who works in the mines as a breaker boy. During an unexpected blizzard, Grace goes into premature labor at home and is forced to rely on Violet, while Owen is "off being saved" at a Billy Sunday Revival. Inspired by a haunting family story, Sing in the Morning, Cry at Night blends real life incidents with fiction to show how grace can be found in the midst of tragedy.
... God that he had found in his kingdom one true and virtuous woman that his
money could not buy nor his power intimidate. ... “And we will win just as soon as
we have men and women who will be faithful to God and not sell out to the devil.
Author: Barbara J. Taylor
Publisher: Akashic Books