Averno is a 2006 National Book Award Finalist for Poetry. Praise for author Louise Glück: "There are a few living poets whose new poems one always feels eager to read. Louise Gluck ranks at the top of the list.

Author: Louise Glück

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1466875593

Category: Poetry

Page: 96

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Averno is a small crater lake in southern , regarded by the ancient Romans as the entrance to the underworld. That place gives its name to Louise Glück's eleventh collection: in a landscape turned irretrievably to winter, it is the only source of heat and light, a gate or passageway that invites traffic between worlds while at the same time opposing their reconciliation. Averno is an extended lamentation, its long, restless poems no less spellbinding for being without plot or hope, no less ravishing for being savage, grief-stricken. What Averno provides is not a map to a point of arrival or departure, but a diagram of where we are, the harrowing, enduring presence. Averno is a 2006 National Book Award Finalist for Poetry.

The Colts Baltimore

“Jersey,” says Averno. “Let's go,” says Donovan. “I got my car, I'll drop you off. I'm going back to New York.” The two of them turn to go. Donovan figures he can become a cop in New York City; Averno could sell cars in Jersey.

Author: Michael Olesker

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801890624

Category: History

Page: 223

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A nostalgic chronicle of 1958 recaptures the city of Baltimore's love affair with the the Baltimore Colts after the team defeated the New York Giants in a dramatic overtime game, bringing together a series of colorful anecdotes and reflections on notable figures and events of a time in a city on the eve of a cultural revolution.

Lost Loss in American Elegiac Poetry

And in the case of Averno, one sees a form of elegiac equivocation: ambiguous commemoration without closure, consolation that cannot shake off skepticism. What sets Averno apart is not only that it embodies the elegiacs of equivocation ...

Author: Toshiaki Komura


ISBN: 1793612633


Page: 246

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This book examines unconventional elegies of losses that are "lost" on us, discussing what it means to "lose" loss and what happens when dispossessory experiences go unacknowledged or become inaccessible.


I'm Averno.” The wind was rising swiftly now, and the inflatable boat jarred against the side of the Butcher Bird. Cory noticed where some of the hull cells were stuck open, some shut. There was a steel ladder curved to follow the ...

Author: John Shirley

Publisher: Blackstone Publishing

ISBN: 1094017841

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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They call it Stormland: a sprawling, largely abandoned region of the southeastern coast of the USA, where climate change’s extreme weather conditions have brought about a “perfect storm” of perpetual tempests; where hurricane-strength storms return day after day, 365 days a year. The heart of Stormland is Charleston, South Carolina, a flooded ruin where hundreds of people remain for their own peculiar reasons; where thugs prey on the weak, and a strangely benevolent cult tries to keep everyone insanely sane. Here, plutocratic evil takes advantage of Stormland’s lawlessness to cultivate a weirdly puppeted theater of cruelty. Swept into the turbulent vortex of Stormland is an unlikely duo—a former serial killer and a former US Marshal—who must work together to bring light to America’s late twenty-first century heart of darkness. A cyberpunk detective thriller set in a maelstrom of climatic upheaval, classism, and corrupt power, Stormland paradoxically dramatizes the resilience of the human spirit.

Vergil in Averno

Inspired by medieval legends about the poet Vergil, who was revered not only as the author of the Aeneid but also as a powerful necromancer, Davidson embarked on his Vergil Magus series in the '60s with the intriguing novel The Phoenix and ...

Author: Avram Davidson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0575127775

Category: Fiction

Page: 184

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Inspired by medieval legends about the poet Vergil, who was revered not only as the author of the Aeneid but also as a powerful necromancer, Davidson embarked on his Vergil Magus series in the '60s with the intriguing novel The Phoenix and the Mirror. In this sequel, Vergil answers a magical summons from Averno, both the wealthiest and the filthiest of cities. The magnates there are worried about the waning and shifting of the natural fires that have fueled their industries and fouled their air. The bare skeleton of plot is fleshed out with an eccentric, wide-ranging series of digressions, reminiscences, dreams and cabalistic glosses, all in a rich, baroque, rhetorical style.

Why Hell Stinks of Sulfur

I understand the problem; Virgil's story requires him to situate the entrance to the Underworld in Italy, near Lago Averno, making it illogical to leave the subterranean rivers in Greece. He retains the Greek names, but they have lost ...

Author: Salomon Kroonenberg

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 1780230540

Category: History

Page: 352

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When people go looking for hell, they go underground. Dante, Aeneas, and Odysseus all journeyed beneath the earth to find the underworld, a place where the dead are tortured according to their sins. Buffy the Vampire Slayer had to deal with a huge underground pit infested with demons below her high school called the Hellmouth. And when Homer Simpson ate the forbidden donut for which he’d sold his soul to the devil, he was sucked through a fiery hole in the ground. Though humans actually haven’t gone more than 7.5 miles into the earth, we associate this mysterious underground realm with darkness and death, and the depths of the earth’s interior remain an inspiration for writers and artists trying to imagine hell. Why Hell Stinks of Sulfur uses subterranean mythology as a point of departure to explore the vast world that lies beneath our feet. Geologist Salomon Kroonenberg takes us on an expedition that begins in Dante’s Inferno and continues through Virgil, Da Vinci, Descartes, and Jules Verne. He investigates the nine circles of hell, searches a lake near Naples for the gates of hell used by Aeneas, and turns a scientific spotlight on the many myths of the underworld. He uncovers the layers of the earth’s interior one by one, describing the variety of gasses, ores, liquids, and metals that add to the immense variety of color that can be found below us. Kroonenberg views the inside of the earth as a living ecosystem whose riches we are only beginning to discover, and he warns against our thirst for natural resources exhausting the earth. From the underground rivers and lakes that have never seen the light of day to the story of Saint Barbara—the patron saint of mineworkers—Kroonenberg’s pursuit of the geological foundations of hell is a fascinating journey to the center of the earth.


5.2 Lake Lucrino and Lake Averno easy links to the interior . Following the Civil Wars and the transfer of the military port to Miseno , Lake Averno returned to its tranquil silence , while Lake Lucrino was affected by the expansion of ...

Author: Touring club italiano

Publisher: Touring Editore

ISBN: 9788836528363

Category: History

Page: 226

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Travelers of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries acclaimed Naples as the most glorious and dazzling capital of the West. Today's eternally sunny Naples rises majestically around the bay that offers some of the most memorable views of the Mediterranean. An authoritative, exhaustively researched guide to one of Italy's most popular tourist destinations, this guidebook enables travelers to make the most of their trip to Naples. The 24 itineraries detailed in this guide take travelers on excursions from the historic sites of Herculaneum and Pompeii to the Greek temples of Paestum, from the islands of Ischia and Capri to the extraordinary "Versailles" of Italy, the Reggia of Caserta. Each itinerary is packed with archeological sites, museums, examples of the region's signature Baroque architecture, and in-depth descriptions of cultural attractions. Meticulously drawn road maps help travelers plan their routes. A chapter on tourist information provides essential information on restaurants, shopping, accommodations, and more. This edition contains 20 percent new material including an all-new introduction geared toward American travelers.

Toxicology in Antiquity Lago Averno In the southern part of the Campi Flegrei close to the coast is a saline lake called “Lago Averno.” Its water composition is the result of the mixing of seawater and saline hydrothermal fluids (Caliro et al., ...


Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128153407

Category: Medical

Page: 510

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Toxicology in Antiquity provides an authoritative and fascinating exploration into the use of toxins and poisons in antiquity. It brings together the two previously published shorter volumes on the topic, as well as adding considerable new information. Part of the History of Toxicology and Environmental Health series, it covers key accomplishments, scientists, and events in the broad field of toxicology, including environmental health and chemical safety. This first volume sets the tone for the series and starts at the very beginning, historically speaking, with a look at toxicology in ancient times. The book explains that before scientific research methods were developed, toxicology thrived as a very practical discipline. People living in ancient civilizations readily learned to distinguish safe substances from hazardous ones, how to avoid these hazardous substances, and how to use them to inflict harm on enemies. It also describes scholars who compiled compendia of toxic agents. New chapters in this edition focus chiefly on evidence for the use of toxic agents derived from religious texts. Provides the historical background for understanding modern toxicology Illustrates the ways previous civilizations learned to distinguish safe from hazardous substances, how to avoid the hazardous substances and how to use them against enemies Explores the way famous historical figures used toxins New chapters focus on evidence of the use of toxins derived from religious texts

Travels through Germany Illustrated with copper plates engraved from drawings taken on the spot Carefully translated from the second edition of the German The third edition With plates including a portrait

< Next of Averno sung , and whence the name , < And whence the rage and hurtful nature came ; • So call'd , because the birds that cut the sky , • If o'er those places they but chance to fly By noxious fteams opprefs'd , fall down and ...

Author: Johann Georg KEYSLER





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Viridarium poeticum seu Delectus epithetorum in celeberrimis Latinis scriptoribus sparsorum designatum ad epitheta ab antiquis usurpata exemplis illustrandum etc

Æn . lūgēns Nos te lugenti puer inficiamur Averno Luc . l . 7 . silens Naturamque ducem , cætusque silentis Averni Id . l . 12 . pāllēns Nil cantus , nil fila deis pallentis Averni Id . l . 5. Syl . piger Si chelyn Othrysiam pigro ...

Author: Thomas Browne (LL.D.)





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Themes in Latin American Cinema

The La Paz language used in Averno has a variety of indigenous origins. Some of the individual terms are: • achalari: Fox, according to Juan Carvajal's Aymara dictionary (used by Benigno to annoy the Lari Lari).

Author: Keith John Richards

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476677824

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 303

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This updated and expanded edition gives critical analyses of 23 Latin American films from the last 20 years, including the addition of four films from Bolivia. Explored throughout the text are seven crucial themes: the indigenous image, sexuality, childhood, female protagonists, crime and corruption, fratricidal wars, and writers as characters. Designed for general and scholarly interest, as well as a guide for teachers of Hispanic culture or Latin American film and literature, the book provides a sweeping look at the logistical circumstances of filmmaking in the region along with the criteria involved in interpreting a Latin American film. The book also includes interviews with and brief biographies of influential filmmakers, along with film synopses, production details and credits, transcripts of selected scenes, and suggestions for discussion and analysis.

Dangerous Neighbors Volcanoes and Cities

In this part of the world, one purported entry to the underworld is Lago di Averno, a crater lake near the western margin of the volcanic field. Although today it is a lovely, verdant place for a picnic on a sunny day, Averno also may ...

Author: Grant Heiken

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107435153

Category: Science

Page: 204

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What are the real risks posed by a volcanic eruption near a city – what is fact and what is myth? How have volcanic eruptions affected cities in the past, and how can we learn from these events? Why do communities continue to develop in such locations, despite the obvious threat? In this fascinating book, Grant Heiken explores global examples of cities at risk from volcanoes, from Italy, the US, Mexico, Ecuador, The Philippines, Japan and New Zealand, providing historical and contemporary eruption case studies to illustrate volcanic hazards, and cities' efforts to respond to them, both good and poor. He shows that truly successful volcanic hazard mitigation cannot be accomplished without collaboration between experts in geology and natural hazards, public health, medicine, city and infrastructure planning, and civil protection. This is a topical and engaging read for anyone interested in the history and future activity of these dangerous neighbors.

Lonely Planet Naples Pompeii the Amalfi Coast

Lago d'Averno LAKE, RUIN (Lake Averno; MAP ; Via Lucrino Averno, Lucrino; dCumanato Lucrino) In Virgil's Aeneid, it is from Lago d'Averno that Aeneas descends into the underworld. It's hard to imagine hell in such a bucolic setting, ...

Author: Lonely Planet

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 1788681703

Category: Travel

Page: 507

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Lonely Planet: The world’s number one travel guide publisher* Lonely Planet’s Naples, Pompeii & the Amalfi Coast is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Meander past orange groves and swaying pines to reach steep seaside towns, go cave diving off the Capri coast and contemplate the silent power of Mt. Vesuvius – all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Naples, Pompeii & the Amalfi Coast and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet’s Naples, Pompeii & the Amalfi Coast: Colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sightseeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights provide a richer, more rewarding travel experience - covering history, people, music, religion, cuisine, politics Covers Naples, Procida, Capri, Positano, Mt Vesuvius, Pompeii, Ravello, The Islands, Salerno, the Cilento, Amalfi Coast, and more The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet’s Naples, Pompeii & the Amalfi Coast is our most comprehensive guide to Naples, Pompeii & the Amalfi Coast, and is perfect for discovering both popular and offbeat experiences. Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet’s Italy or Southern Italy guides for an in-depth look at all the country and region have to offer. About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world’s number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we’ve printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You’ll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, nine international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more. ‘Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.’ – New York Times ‘Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.’ – Fairfax Media (Australia) *Source: Nielsen BookScan: Australia, UK, USA, 5/2016-4/2017 Important Notice: The digital edition of this book may not contain all of the images found in the physical edition.

Poetic Memory

Averno. Louise Glück's Averno1 is a memento mori collection of poems, demanding that poet and reader remember they are mortal. In the title poem, Glück writes: “I wake up thinking / you have to prepare. / Soon the spirit will give up—” ...

Author: Uta Gosmann

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1611470366

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 243

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How do poems remember? What kinds of memory do poems register that factual, chronological accounts of the past are oblivious to? What is the self created by such practices of memory? To answer these questions, Uta Gosmann introduces a general theory of "poetic memory," a manner of thinking that eschews simple-minded notions of linearity and accuracy in order to uncover the human subject's intricate relationship to a past that it cannot fully know. Gosmann explores poetic memory in the work of Sylvia Plath, Susan Howe, Ellen Hinsey, and Louise Gluck, four American poets writing in a wide range of styles and discussed here for the first time together. Drawing on psychoanalysis, memory studies, and thinkers from Nietzsche and Benjamin to Halbwachs and Kristeva, Gosmann uses these demanding poets to articulate an alternative, non-empirical model of the self in poetry."

Hydrogeochemistry Fundamentals and Advances Environmental Analysis of Groundwater

Lakes Averno and Solfatara. The lines are denoting major caldera collapse structures. (Orlando et al., 2011). In its isotope composition, moisture of Lake Averno is somewhat lighter than in Lake Albano; however, it is heavier than in ...

Author: Viatcheslav V. Tikhomirov

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119160510

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 498

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Water is the Earth's most precious resource. Until recent years, water was often overlooked as being overly abundant or available, but much has changed all over the world. As climate change, human encroachment on environmental areas, and deforestation become greater dangers, the study of groundwater has become more important than ever and is growing as one of the most important areas of science for the future of life on Earth. This three-volume set is the most comprehensive and up-to-date treatment of hydrogeochemistry that is available. The first volume lays the foundation of the composition, chemistry, and testing of groundwater, while volume two covers practical applications such as mass transfer and transport. Volume three, which completes the set, is an advanced study of the environmental analysis of groundwater and its implications for the future. This third volume focuses more deeply on the analysis of groundwater and the practical applications of these analyses, which are valuable to engineers and scientists in environmental science, groundwater remediation, petroleum engineering, geology, and hydrology. Whether as a textbook or a reference work, this volume is a must-have for any library on hydrogeochemistry.

Beyond Reception

Aen. VI,126, in Oxford, Bodleian Library, Canonicianus Classicus Latinus 54, f. 258r). (Averno to the Averno, it is the reading of Apronianus.) The Virgilian tradition was divided on the expression“facilis descensus Averno” (dative) or ...

Author: Patrick Baker

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110638770

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 214

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Beyond Reception applies a new concept for analyzing cultural change, known as ‘transformation', the study of Renaissance humanism. Traditional scholarship takes the Renaissance humanists at their word, that they were simply viewing the ancient world as it actually was and recreating its key features within their own culture. Initially modern studies in the classical tradition accepted this claim and saw this process as largely passive. 'Transformation theory' emphasizes the active role played by the receiving culture both in constructing a vision of the past and in transforming that vision into something that was a meaningful part of the later culture. A chapter than explains the terminology and workings of 'transformation theory' is followed by essays by nine established experts that suggest how the key disciplines of grammar, rhetoric, history, poetry, and philosophy in the Renaissance represent transformations of what went on in these fields in ancient Greece and Rome. The picture that emerges suggests that Renaissance humanism as it was actually practiced both received and transformed the classical past, at the same time as it constructed a vision of that past that still resonates today.


Nomen adhuc hodie , lago d ' Averno . Hoc riphlegethontem , Cocytum , et Stygem . ideò Cim . utem nomen olim , non peculiare huic loco , sed merios populos in cavis Campaniæ locis incoiis omnibus commune fuit , è quibus vapores las ...

Author: Virgil




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Culture and Customs of the United States Culture

She , like all of these poets , is the winner of many other literary awards . Her new book , Averno , is what put her on the contemporary best seller list . Some commentators have said that certain lines from Glück's poetry could be ...

Author: Benjamin F. Shearer

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313338779

Category: United States

Page: 408

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American life and culture is truly unique in that it was born from many other cultures around the world. When immigrants migrated to the Land of Opportunity, they brought with them pieces of their own heritage: foods, religions, holidays, festivals, music, and art, just to name a few. Through time, these customs have developed into what we now know as American life. Explore how even within the US, various cultures and customs differ from New England to the Midwest to the Pacific. Discover how many religions are practiced all over the country, and how each sect differs in its celebration. Learn how gender plays an important role in American society, and how things have changed and progressed in the past century. Readers will learn about American holidays-religious, federal, and even those fabricated by Hallmark and television Sports, leisure activities, and fashion also play a major role in American culture, as discussed in this all-encompassing work. Discover how American cuisine has evolved from other cultures, such as Italian, Greek, Mexican, Chinese, Indian, and West Africa, and how each region has its own indigenous dishes, including New England clam chowder, Southern jambalaya, and Mid-western lutefisk. Contemporary and classic literature is also discussed, along with the evolution of poetry. Readers will learn about the development of mass media, as well as the growth of cinema and films from the first silent film to today's popular blockbuster trilogy Pirates of the Caribbean. Music and dance are also discussed in detail, covering the New York Philharmonic to Woodstock. Contemporary art and architecture is discussed as well as types of housing across all the regions of theU.S. This unique two-volume addition to the Culture and Customs of the World series gives high school students, both national and international, the chance to examine the United States from the outside in. The mosaic of American culture comes to life in this expansive yet detailed study of what makes the United States a complex blend of customs and traditions. Each volume in this comprehensive two-volume study offers chapters that detail how American life was born and how it has grown, covering the history of customs as well as how traditions are now celebrated in New England, the South, the Midwest, the Pacific Northwest, and the Southwest, as well as Alaska and Hawaii. Narrative chapters include the following: Volume 1: Customs and Society BLThe Land, the People, the Past, the Present BLRelgion and Thought BLGender, Marriage, Family, and Education BLHolidays and Leisure Volume 2: Culture BLCuisine and Fashion BLLiterature BLMedia and Cinema BLPerforming Arts BLArt, Architecture, and Housing