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Philosophers in the cradle: Marigold and Rose, by Louise Glück, reviewed

Infant twin girls, in the first year of their lives, muse on everything from the futility of existence to the purpose of memory

5 November 2022

9:00 AM

5 November 2022

9:00 AM

Marigold and Rose Louise Glück

Carcanet, pp.64, 12.99

‘We look at the world once, in childhood. The rest is memory,’ is how Louise Glück closes her poem ‘Nostos’. The same sentiment guides Marigold and Rose, the latest book by the 2020 Nobel Prize winner and the poet’s first to be deemed ‘a fiction’.

Marigold and Rose are babies – infant twin girls in the first year of their lives.

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