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Meadowlands (1996) [Collection]
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Louise Glück brilliantly interweaves in an astonishing book-length sequence - the dissolution of a contemporary marriage with the story of The Odyssey. Meadowlands is by turns tolerant, expansive, bracingly comic and, finally, heartbreaking. Shifting between the mythic and the modern, Louise Glück teaches us to look at The Odyssey in a new and unexpected manner. Here we find Penelope stubbornly weaving, transforming waiting into an act of will; here, too, a shrewd preternaturally knowing adolescent Telemachus, a divided Odysseus, a worldly Circe. A modern couple also occupies these poems, engaged in the endless negotiation of contemporary domestic realities rendered in an ongoing conversation, eternally unresolved, rich with the charged trivia of daily life.


  • Penelope's Song
  • Cana
  • Quiet Evening
  • Ceremony
  • Parable of the King
  • Moonless Night
  • Departure
  • Ithaca
  • Telemachus' Detachment
  • Parable of the Hostages
  • Rainy Morning
  • Parable of the Trellis
  • Telemachus' Guilt
  • Anniversary
  • Meadowlands I
  • Telemachus' Kindness
  • Parable of the Beast
  • Midnight
  • Siren
  • Meadowlands 2
  • Marina
  • Parable of the Dove
  • Telemachus' Dilemma
  • Meadowlands 3
  • The Rock
  • Circe's Power
  • Telemachus' Fantasy
  • Parable of Flight
  • Odysseus' Decision
  • Nostos
  • The Butterfly
  • Circe's Torment
  • Circe's Grief
  • Penelope's Stubbornness
  • Telemachus' Confession
  • Void
  • Telemachus' Burden
  • Parable of the Swans
  • Purple Bathing Suit
  • Parable of Faith
  • Reunion
  • The Dream
  • Otis
  • The Wish
  • Parable of the Gift
  • Heart's Desire

Original title: Meadowlands
Original languages: English


Genre: MythologyReinterpretations

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Meadowlands (1996)
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Language: English

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Meadowlands (1997)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Ecco
ISBN: 0880015063
Pages: 80

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