Simic, Charles 1938-
Most widely held works about Charles Simic
Most widely held works by Charles Simic
The voice at 3:00 a.m. : selected late & new poems by Charles Simic ( Book )
11 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 1,124 libraries worldwide
One of the leading American poets offers a new collection of poems that plumbs the ordinary American experience for spiritual insights, wit, and historical relevance. Reprint.
The world doesn't end : prose poems by Charles Simic ( Book )
7 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 1,022 libraries worldwide
A Pulitzer Prize-winning collection of prose poems by Charles Simic.
Selected poems, 1963-1983 by Charles Simic ( Book )
16 editions published between 1985 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 758 libraries worldwide
Walking the black cat : poems by Charles Simic ( Book )
5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 745 libraries worldwide
In this latest collection of poems, Charles Simic, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, brings us startling new visions of the haunted landscape that has been his oeuvre, where the surreal and the mundane, the sacred and profane, are indistinguishable, a world where "everything is teetering on the edge of everything/With a polite smile." A man waits at a bus stop for the love of his life, a woman (Lady Luck?) he's never met. The world's greatest ventriloquist who sits on a street corner uses passersby as dummies and speaks through us all. Hamlet's ghost walks the hallways of a Vegas motel. Sunlight streams through a windowpane of fire. Mary Magdalene cruises Santa Monica Boulevard. Flies from a slaughterhouse leave bloody tracks across the pages of a book. Jesus panhandles in a weed-infested Eden.
Sixty poems by Charles Simic ( Book )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 693 libraries worldwide
Gathers sixty poems from nine of Charles Simic's collections spanning 1986-2005, which explore themes in history, spirituality, and American culture.
A wedding in hell : poems by Charles Simic ( Book )
8 editions published in 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 663 libraries worldwide
The poetry of a Yugoslav-American. In Explaining a Few Things, he writes: "Every worm is a martyr, / Every sparrow subject to injustice, / I said to my cat, / Since there was no one else around." By the author of The World Doesn't End, for which he received the Pulitzer Prize for poetry.
Jackstraws : poems by Charles Simic ( Book )
9 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 653 libraries worldwide
Charles Simic's new collection of sixty-two poems continues to startle. Whether he is writing of wild flowers "Drunk with kissing/The red hot summer breezes"; or of God, that "Boss of all bosses of the universe/Mr. Know-it-all, wheeler-dealer, wire puller"; or of rain drops "Which take turns listening/To each other fall intermittently/As they go around collecting memories," Simic creates powerful, fresh images that are at once slangy and lyrical, irreverent and God-fearing, foreign and all-American, humorous and full of heartache.
That little something : poems by Charles Simic ( Book )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 647 libraries worldwide
Hotel insomnia by Charles Simic ( Book )
6 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 645 libraries worldwide
In this new volume, Pulitzer Prize-winning Charles Simic fills the wee hours of his poetry with angels and pigs, riddles and cemeteries. With empty offices and dolls that smile. With the sound of bare feet upstairs and a single kiss before the shadows converge. His is a rich, haunted world of East European memory and American present. It is a world of his own creation, one always full of luminous surprise.
My noiseless entourage : poems by Charles Simic ( Book )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 632 libraries worldwide
The book of gods and devils by Charles Simic ( Book )
9 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 612 libraries worldwide
Another republic : 17 European and South American writers : [poems ( Book )
7 editions published between 1976 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 557 libraries worldwide
Return to a place lit by a glass of milk; poems by Charles Simic ( Book )
4 editions published between 1974 and 1977 in English and held by 546 libraries worldwide
Night picnic : poems by Charles Simic ( Book )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 533 libraries worldwide
The poems in Charles Simic's new collection evoke a variety of settings and images, from New York City to small New England towns; from crowds spilling onto the sidewalk on a hot summer night to an abandoned wooden church and a car graveyard overgrown with weeds. His subjects range from a bakery early in the morning to the fingerprints on a stranger's front door; from waiters in an empty restaurant to the decorations in a window of a funeral home; from a dog tied to a chain to a homeless man sleeping at the foot of a skyscraper; and other moments of solitude and clear vision. "What is beautiful, " he writes in one poem, "is found accidentally and not sought after. What is beautiful is easily lost." Simic is the metaphysician of the ordinary, a poet who reminds us of the mysteries of our daily lives.
Master of disguises by Charles Simic ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 532 libraries worldwide
A collection of poetry by 2007-2008 poet laureate of the United States Charles Simic in which he examines themes such as identity, mystery, violence, and innocence.
Dime-store alchemy : the art of Joseph Cornell by Charles Simic ( Book )
13 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 530 libraries worldwide
The task Charles Simic undertakes in this diverse, essentially unclassifiable book is one of illumination and tribute. Rather than constrict his response to Joseph Cornell's surreal art to the objective terms of critical analysis, Simic sets out to recreate in a different medium - the written language of the poet - the experience of viewing Cornell's enigmatic constructions of boxes, collages, and film. Partly an appreciation of Cornell's work, partly an appropriation of his method, Dime-Store Alchemy interweaves elements of art history, poetry, and biography in a series of short texts that create a kind of poetic equivalent to Cornell's visual art. The artist's premise that the world is beautiful, but not sayable becomes Simic's as well. From incisive meditations on Cornell's methods and aims, Simic moves to create his own assemblages in the spirit of Cornell and the poets he admired - Dickinson, Whitman, and Poe. The resulting prose poems are studded with the same unlikely combinations of found objects and dime-store jewels that inhabit Cornell's boxes. Simic's evocative images, like Cornell's, defy rational explanation but instead invite the viewer to participate in the imaginative life of the art, "to make up stories about what one sees." This highly personal consideration of one of the most important visual artists of the twentieth century conveys the same spirit of chance, the same playful celebration of the miraculous properties of the commonplace, that distinguishes the work of an artist who is, as Simic writes, "in the end unknowable."
Charon's cosmology : poems by Charles Simic ( Book )
4 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 522 libraries worldwide
Dismantling the silence; poems by Charles Simic ( Book )
9 editions published between 1971 and 1984 in English and held by 496 libraries worldwide
Classic ballroom dances : poems by Charles Simic ( Book )
7 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 475 libraries worldwide
Orphan factory : essays and memoirs by Charles Simic ( Book )
7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 472 libraries worldwide
Orphan Factory collects writing by Charles Simic, hailed as one of our finest contemporary poets. A native of Yugoslavia who emigrated to America in his teens, Simic believes that tragedy, comedy, and paradox are the commonplace experiences of an exile's life. In this delightful collection of journal entries, autobiographical essays, criticism, and prose poetry, the poet reveals once again his fondness for odd juxtapositions that reveal hidden and unexpected connections. In the title essay, "Orphan Factory," Simic reflects on his family's war-torn homeland during World War II and the frightening familiarity of the recent tragic events in the region. The collection has many hilarious moments, such as Simic's memoir of his first days in New York City as a young poet and painter, impressions from his poet's notebook, and first lines from his unwritten books. The book also contains reflections on dreams, insomnia, and the night sky, and considers the work of poets Jane Kenyon and Ingeborg Bachmann, and of visual artists Saul Steinberg and Holly Wright.
Aesthetics American literature American poetry Artists' books Ashbery, John,--1927- Authorship Biography Collections Cornell, Joseph Criticism, interpretation, etc. Dobyns, Stephen,--1941- English poetry Erotic poetry, American Exhibition catalogs Hall, Donald,--1928- Hecht, Anthony,--1923-2004 Heidegger, Martin,--1889-1976 Interviews Janevski, Slavko Justice, Donald,--1925-2004 Lalić, Ivan V Lazić, Radmila,--1949- Libraries Literature Literature, Modern Morell, Abelardo Mythology Neleman, Hans,--1960- Photography, Artistic Photography of art Poetics Poetry Poetry Poetry--Authorship Poets, American Popa, Vasko Prose poems, American Ristović, Aleksandar Šalamun, Tomaž Serbian poetry Simic, Charles,--1938- Snodgrass, W. D.--1926-2009 Stern, Gerald,--1925- Surrealism Tadić, Novica,--1949-2011 Translations Uncertainty United States Wilbur, Richard,--1921- Wright, Charles,--1935-
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