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Simic, Charles 1938-

Overview
Works: 395 works in 789 publications in 10 languages and 23,639 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Translator, Signer, Editor, Interviewee, Interviewer, Contributor, Creator, Lyricist
Classifications: PS3569.I4725, 811.54
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The world doesn't end : prose poems by Charles Simic( Book )
20 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,063 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Pulitzer Prize-winning collection of prose poems by Charles Simic
Selected poems, 1963-1983 by Charles Simic( Book )
12 editions published between 1985 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Walking the black cat : poems by Charles Simic( Book )
9 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 760 WorldCat member 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
The best of the best American poetry ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
100 poems selected by Robert Pinsky that represent each volume in The best American poetry series
Sixty poems by Charles Simic( Book )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 736 WorldCat member 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 )
13 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and Spanish and held by 685 WorldCat member 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
That little something : poems by Charles Simic( Book )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hotel insomnia by Charles Simic( Book )
7 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 659 WorldCat member 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
The book of gods and devils by Charles Simic( Book )
16 editions published between 1990 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Loneliness, loss, sadness, and mystery mark this wonderful volume of forty-nine poems by Charles Simic, winner of the 1990 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and praised as "one of the truly imaginative writers of our time" by the Los Angeles Times
Jackstraws : poems by Charles Simic( Book )
12 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 649 WorldCat member 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
Dime-store alchemy : the art of Joseph Cornell by Charles Simic( Book )
25 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 646 WorldCat member 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."
My noiseless entourage : poems by Charles Simic( Book )
6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"My Noiseless Entourage is haunted by marooned, wordless individuals, but also by a sense of indecipherable, constant chatter, the murmuring on the other side of the wall. Charles Simic illuminates the slow, distracted quality of rural life, and the paranoia, the suspicions of city-dwellers. An old man sitting in his backyard with a rope in his hand. A flock of spooked starlings that seem to have heard something no one else has. The lodger no one has ever seen, drawing her bath upstairs. The poet as a dog, growling at something out there he cannot bring himself to name."--BOOK JACKET
Master of disguises by Charles Simic( Book )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of poetry by the 2007-2008 poet laureate of the United States in which he examines themes such as identity, mystery, violence, and innocence
Return to a place lit by a glass of milk; poems by Charles Simic( Book )
9 editions published between 1971 and 1998 in English and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Charon's cosmology : poems by Charles Simic( Book )
8 editions published between 1977 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Another republic : 17 European and South American writers : [poems] ( Book )
6 editions published between 1976 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Night picnic : poems by Charles Simic( Book )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member 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
New and selected poems, 1962-2012 by Charles Simic( Book )
6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"For over fifty years, Charles Simic has been widely celebrated for his brilliant and innovative poetic imagery, his sardonic wit, and a voice all his own. He has been awarded nearly every major literary prize for his poetry, including a Pulitzer and a MacArthur grant, in addition to serving as the poet laureate of the United States in 2007 and 2008. In this new volume, he distills his life's work, combining for the first time the best of his early poems with his later works--including nearly three dozen revisions--along with seventeen new, never-before-published poems. Simic's body of work draws inspiration from a range of topics, from the inscrutability of ordinary life to American blues, from folktales to marriage and war. Consistently exciting and unexpected, the nearly four hundred poems in this volume represent the best of one of America's most distinguished and original poets."--
Classic ballroom dances : poems by Charles Simic( Book )
12 editions published between 1971 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Selected early poems by Charles Simic( Book )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Charles Simic is widely recognized as one of America's leading poets. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, Simic's Selected Poems, 1963-1983, was lauded as "easily the best volume of poetry published in 1985." In this newly expanded edition entitled Selected Early Poems, to which the author has added twenty-seven poems and extensively revised others, we are treated to Simic's terse style, incisive imagery, and often disturbing rendering of everyday experiences -- all coupled with a delightful sense of humor and more than a touch of mysticism
 
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Alternative Names
Simic, C.
Simić, Čarls.
Simić, Čarls 1938-
Simic, Charles
Simic, Charles 1938-
Simic, Charles D. 1938-
Simić, Dušan
Simić, Dušan 1938-
Simić, Dušan Charles
Simičs, Čārlzs 1938-
Simičs, Dušans 1938-
Simik, Čarls
Симић, Душан 1938-
Симић, Чарлс 1938-
סימיק, צ'רלס 1938-
シミック, チャールズ
Languages
English (225)
German (11)
French (8)
Italian (5)
Japanese (4)
Spanish (4)
Bulgarian (2)
Croatian (1)
Arabic (1)
Dutch (1)
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