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Louise Glück Biography | Author of The Mystery

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Louise Glück was born in New York City in 1943 to well-educated and well-to-do parents. Her mother attended Wellesley College, and her father was a successful businessman of Hungarian descent. One of the most profound events of Glück's life happened before she was even born: the death of her older sister, the family's first child. Although Glück never knew her sister, the tragedy of the girl's death inspired themes of grief and loss that pervade much of the poet's work even today.

As a teenager, Glück developed anorexia, and, when her struggle with the condition worsened, her parents withdrew her from her last year in high school to begin sessions of psychoanalysis. The therapy lasted seven years. According to Glück, the sessions not only helped her to overcome anorexia but also taught her to organize her own thoughts with...

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