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Louise Gluck has long practised poetry as a species of clairvoyance. She began as Cassandra, at a distance, in league with the immortals. To read her books sequentially is to chart the oracle's metamorphoses into unwilling vessel, reckless, mortal, down-to-earth. "The Seven Ages" is Gluck's ninth book, one of her strangest and certainly her most bold. In it - like William Blake's mystical Thel - she gazes down at her own death and in so doing forces endless superimpositions of the possible on the impossible. Her act at once ...

The Seven Ages 2002, Ecco Press

ISBN-13: 9780060933494

Trade paperback

Seven Ages 2001, Carcanet Press Ltd, Manchester

ISBN-13: 9781857545425