Winter Recipes from the Collective: Poems

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$25.00  $23.00
Publisher
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Pages
64
Dimensions
6.3 X 9.6 X 0.6 inches | 0.55 pounds
Language
English
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Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780374604103
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About the Author

Louise Glück is the author of two collections of essays and more than a dozen books of poems. Her many awards include the 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature, the 2015 National Humanities Medal, the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for The Wild Iris, the 2014 National Book Award for Faithful and Virtuous Night, the 1985 National Book Critics Circle Award for The Triumph of Achilles, the 2001 Bollingen Prize, the 2012 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Poems 1962-2012, and the 2008 Wallace Stevens Award from the Academy of American Poets. She teaches at Yale University and Stanford University and lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Reviews

An exquisitely small collection--the way an atom that contains the world is small--that further solidifies Glück's place as one of the eminent poets of our time . . . These recipes for winter offer a robust meal that feeds both spirit and soul, about the nature of life, and time, prepared by one of our finest poets. --Mandana Chaffa, The Chicago Review of Books

Glück's work builds on an inquiring sense of wonder over our human experience and fortitude . . . The Nobel committee praised the 'austere beauty' of Glück's poems; this marvelous collection adds warmth and wit. --Raúl Niño, Booklist (Starred Review)

"[Glück is] a fastidiously exact truth-teller; her lucid poems pretend to a plainness that's really the simplicity of something more fully worked out than the rest of us can manage . . . [Winter Recipes from the Collective] examines close relationships without the sweetener of correct sentiment, recording the universal stages of human life through a woman's experience. We're back in the stylised, half-dreamed Glück landscapes that are rural equivalents of an Edward Hopper painting, and back with her astonishing poetry, as the world goes by, / All the worlds, each more beautiful than the last." --Fiona Sampson, The Guardian (UK)

"It seems to me that Glück's preoccupations are what poetry is for . . . [Her voice] is dazzlingly, thrillingly cold, like the coldness of nights we call glittering." --Elisa Gabbert, The New York Times

"[Winter Recipes from the Collective] mines the variegated beats of human existence for something shared and intimate . . . beckoning the reader to enter in conversation with one of the great poets of our times." --Kevin Lozano, Vulture

Glück considers a primary human loneliness in humane, reflective poems that are deeply engaged with the idea of being alone with oneself . . . With this magnificent collection, a great poet delivers a treatise on how to live and die. --Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

Robert Frost said the work of poetry is 'getting into danger legitimately so that we may be genuinely rescued.' After half a century of sizing up the dangers that disturb the soul, Glück is tending to the redemptive part of the poet's mission. In doing so, she's able to draw on the benefits of age: looking back on past periods of darkness, she's in a position to tell us with some authority that they are survivable (and worth surviving) . . . I imagine I'll be finding solace in this book for the rest of my life. --Andrew Chan, 4 Columns

"Glück's images are crisp and fable-like, her language deceptively accessible, but her poems resist any kind of definitive interpretation: You have to decide what they mean for yourself." --Irene Katz Connelly, Forward