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In this volume, Simic fills the wee hours of his poetry with angels and pigs, riddles and cemeteries. His is a rich, haunted world of East European memory and american present-a world of his own creation, one always full of luminous surprise. “Simic writes so simply that his words fall like drops of water, but they ripple outward to evoke an ominous and numinous world” (Washington Post Book World).

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Overview

In this volume, Simic fills the wee hours of his poetry with angels and pigs, riddles and cemeteries. His is a rich, haunted world of East European memory and american present-a world of his own creation, one always full of luminous surprise. “Simic writes so simply that his words fall like drops of water, but they ripple outward to evoke an ominous and numinous world” (Washington Post Book World).

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780156421829
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 11/11/1992
  • Edition description: 1st Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 80
  • Sales rank: 882,310
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.19 (d)

Meet the Author

CHARLES SIMIC was born in Belgrade and emigrated to the United States in 1954. He is the author of many books of poetry and prose. Among other honors, he received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1990 and served as the Poet Laureate of the United States in 2007–2008.

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Table of Contents

Evening Chess 1
The Congress of the Insomniacs 2
Matches 3
The City 5
The Infinite 6
Obscure Beginnings 8
Stub of a Red Pencil 9
The Prodigal 10
Hotel Insomnia 12
Tragic Architecture 13
Makers of Labyrinths 14
The Inanimate Object 16
Outside Biaggi's Funeral Home 17
The Tiger 18
Miss Nostradamus 20
Place at the Outskirts 21
Clouds Gathering 22
Folk Songs 25
War 26
A Book Full of Pictures 27
Evening Walk 28
Hotel Starry Sky 29
Caged Fortuneteller 30
Country Lunch 31
To Think Clearly 32
Poem 33
Quick Eats 34
Dreamsville 36
The Chair 37
Missing Child 38
The Puppet Show 39
Many Zeros 41
True History 42
Marina's Epic 43
Figure in the Landscape 47
At the Vacancy Sign 48
Lost Glove 50
Spring 51
Story of My Luck 52
Love Worker 53
Romantic Sonnet 54
Dandelions 55
Some Nights 56
Beauty 57
Street Scene 58
Early Morning in July 59
My Quarrel with the Infinite 61
Pyramids and Sphinxes 62
The Absent Spider 63
The Artist 64
The Old World 65
Country Fair 66
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    Posted March 21, 2000

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    This is the first book of charles simic i read and it was the most amazing thing i was so inspired i started reading more of his work..he is amazing

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