The Monster Loves His Labyrinth

The Monster Loves His Labyrinth

by Charles Simic

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ISBN-13: 9781931337403
Publisher: Copper Canyon Press
Publication date: 09/01/2008
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 1,275,881
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author


Born in Yugoslavia in 1938, Professor Emeritus of Creative Writing at the University of NH, Charles Simic won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1990 and was a finalist for the National Book Award for Poetry in 1996 In 2007 he was appointed Poet Laureate and received the $100,000 Wallace Stevens Award from the Academy of American Poets.

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The Monster Loves His Labyrinth 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
CliffBurns on LibraryThing 10 months ago
Poetic fancy, dream thoughts, wisdom snatched from the subconscious. Mr. Simic's elegant little book defies convention and obeys only the whimsical dictates of his unique and discerning mind."In a house closed up since last summer, the phone won't stop ringing.""I dreamt that God asked me for a blurb for his creation."and, brilliantly:"...there's a lot of space inside words."Koan-like utterances but infused with depth of thought and a fierce, observant intellect.Highly recommended.
Laura400 on LibraryThing 10 months ago
Very uneven. The bulk of the book is comprised of one-liners, which alternate between banal and interesting. Occasionally one contains the germ of what makes his poetry so striking. But most people will prefer the poetry.