Louise Glück: Mythological Feminism and an Attempt to Overcome Antagonism
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- About the author:
Ian Probstein (PhD, Associate Professor, Touro College, New York City, USA)
- Abstract: For many people the fact that Louise Glück won the 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature was a complete surprise. Ian Probstein comments on the judges’ decision and reminds about the poet’s “CV” that includes National Book Award, Pulitzer Prize, Bollingen Prize, National Book Critics Circle Award, National Humanities Medal, several Guggenheim fellowships and some other prestigious awards. Louise Glück was Poet-Laureate of the United States (2003–2004), the president of The Yale Younger Poets Prize jury. The essay contains a brief biographical sketch and a careful, subtle analysis of Glück’s poetry supplemented by Ian Probstein’s translations of poetic fragments.
Glück, Louise. “The Poet and the Reader. Nobel Lecture 2020.” The New York Review (14 Jan. 2020).
Glück, Louise. Proofs and Theories: Essays on Poetry. New York: Ecco Press, 1994.