New Post at Thornfield Hall Redux: “Relic” by Louise Glück

The Nobel Prize-winning poet Louise Glück can take apart a classical myth and reassemble it exquisitely.  In “Relic,” Eurydice expresses subtle anger at Orpheus’s narcissism.  “How would you like to die/while Orpheus was singing?”  In Glück’s collection Vita Nova, there are other references to the myth and a few poems from Orpheus’s point-of-view.

Read the rest here.

https://thornfieldhallredux.blogspot.com/2021/11/from-vita-nova-relic-by-louise-gluck.html

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