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Book Title: Selected Early Poems|
The author of the book: Charles Simic
Date of issue: December 4th 2000
ISBN 13: 9780807614839
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 29.60 MB
Edition: george braziller
Read full description of the books Selected Early Poems:When this selection of Charles Simic's work first appeared, it was hailed as "easily the best volume of poetry published in 1985.... Simic] is one of the wisest poets of his generation, and one of the best".* For this new edition of his selected poems, Simic has added twenty-eight poems and extensively revised others, making this the most complete collection available of his early work.In the spare, haunting vision of these poems, the familiar takes on a disturbing, often sinister, presence. A fork "resembles a bird's foot/Worn around the cannibal's neck" and a bird's chirp is "Like a match flickering / In a new grave". Life's horrors -- violence, hunger, poverty, illness -- lurk unnervingly in the background. And yet, despite the horror, a sense of wonder pervades these poems, transforming the ordinary world into a mysterious place of unknowable forces.
Classic displays of the economy and grace of Simic's work, these poems occupy an established place in American poetry.
Read information about the authorCharles Simic (born Dušan Simić) is a Serbian-American poet and the 15th Poet Laureate of the United States. He is co-Poetry Editor of the Paris Review. Simic is the 2007 recipient of the Wallace Stevens Award from the Academy of American Poets. This $100,000 (US) prize recognizes outstanding and proven mastery in the art of poetry.
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