The Triumph of Achilles
  • The Triumph of Achilles


    Louise Glück.


    New York: ECCO Press, 1985. Octavo. Quarter cloth boards in an unclipped dust wrapper. 60 pages. First edition. Near fine.


    Winner of the 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature.  This, her fourth book, won the National Book Critics Circle Award. A near flawless copy of this scarce title.


    "In a dream, I watched you ride the horse
    Over the dry fields and then
    Dismount: you two walked together;
    In the dark, you had no shadows.
    But I felt them coming toward me
    Since at night they go anywhere,
    They are their own masters.

    Look at me. You think I don't understand?
    What is the animal
    If not passage out of this life?"