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Winner of the 1993 PEN/Martha Albrand Award for First Non-Fiction, Proofs and Theories is an illuminating selection of essays by means of Louise Glück, whose most up-to-date ebook of poems, The Wild Iris, was once offered the Pulitzer Prize. Glück brings to her prose an identical precision of language, a similar incisiveness and perception that distinguish her poetry. The strength of her proposal is clear all over in those essays, from her explorations of different poets' paintings to her skeptical contemplation of present literary severe notions equivalent to "sincerety" and "courage." right here are also Glück's revealing reflections on her personal schooling and existence as a poet, and a tribute to her instructor and mentor, Stanley Kunitz. Proofs and Theories is the testomony of an important poet.

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