House on Marshland by Louise Gluck

The House on Marshland by Louise Gluck. 1975 Ecco Press, first edition, 42 pages. Gluck was a Nobel-winning poet and essayist. According to the New York Times: "Her early work, especially her debut, 'Firstborn' (1968), is deeply indebted to the so-called confessional poets who dominated the scene in the 1950s and ’60s, among them John Berryman, Robert Lowell and Sylvia Plath." Marshland was her second published work, and according to a New Republic review at the time: "The perverse dramatist of the poem has perhaps learned something from Sylvia Plath. But Glück’s tone owes nothing to Plath; it is not Lawrentian or clinical (Plath’s two extremes), but rather, as one auditor said after Glück’s Harvard reading last year, 'unearthly.'”

Condition: Jacket in good+ condition, with open tear on back cover, sunned spine, book in VG condition, some sunning and loosening of pastedown

"And the soul creeps out of the tree."

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