Sprinting from the Graveyard

Sprinting from the Graveyard

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Sprinting from the Graveyard by Goran Simic

Sprinting from the Graveyard is a brilliant and ghastly series of poems by Serbian poet Goran Simi?. Based on Simi?'s three harrowing years spent with his muslim wife and their two young children during the seige of Sarajevo, the poems are remarkably unpolitical, and instead are offered in the vein of simple observation with touches of irony, often as plain as a simple newspaper report. This powerful style makes each poem all the more moving and dreadful as it drives home the day-to-day detail of resident's lives, such as the bleak laughter of an eyewitness, and accounts of the incredible energy summoned up by those struggling to move on. Translated into English by acclaimed poet David Harsent, this compelling collection brings to vivid life the candid face of war.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780192880239
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 04/24/1997
Series: Oxford Poets Series
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

About the Author
Goran Simi?, born in Bosnia in 1952, is a poet and essayist.
About the Translator
David Harsent is the author of five collections of poetry, including News from the Front and Mister Punch.

Table of Contents

Dogs and Bones
1(2)
Decorations
3(2)
The Sorrow of Sarajevo
5(1)
The Apprentice
6(1)
Imagination Lost
7(2)
Victory
9(2)
The Bridge
11(2)
A Common Story
13(1)
Lament for Vijecnica
14(1)
The Arrival of the Wolf
15(2)
The Romance of Parcels
17(1)
Lejlia's Secret
18(2)
Beginning after Everytuhing
20(1)
The Mice of War
21(1)
The Story of Beso
22(2)
The Calender
24(1)
Love Story
25(1)
In Round the Back
26(2)
Ruza and the Trams
28(1)
A Dream
29(1)
The Next Step
30(2)
Curtains
32(1)
Consequences
33(1)
The Old Ones
34(2)
Having a Word with God
36(2)
Christmas
38(2)
A Short Lecture on Life
40(3)
What's Left?
43(2)
Sarajevo Spring
45

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