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Circe's Power

Circe's Power

by Louise Glück

Analysis: Calling Card

The Breakdown of a Modern Marriage as Performed by Mythological Characters

Louise Glück loves to play with various voices and to weave classic tales with contemporary stories. She lets mythology interact with present-day situations to demonstrate the ways in which humans across time are connected through their capacity to feel emotion. Emotion is primal – it's been around for a long time, and Louise Glück honors it through her poems. She often writes about crumbling relationships and about deteriorating marriages.

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