Hamlet's ghost wandering the halls of a Vegas motel, a street corner ventriloquist using passersby as dummies, and Jesus panhandling in a weed ...Show synopsisHamlet's ghost wandering the halls of a Vegas motel, a street corner ventriloquist using passersby as dummies, and Jesus panhandling in a weed-infested Eden are just a few of the startling conceits Simic unleashes in this collection. Few contemporary poets have been as influential-or inimitable-as Charles Simic (New York Times Book Review).Hide synopsis
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Description:Fine in fine dust jacket. Stated 1st edition 1st printing w full...Fine in fine dust jacket. Stated 1st edition 1st printing w full letter line. Hint of soil on white dj, else as new. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 96 p. Audience: General/trade.
Description:Fine Condition in Very Good jacket. First Printing. Orange...Fine Condition in Very Good jacket. First Printing. Orange boards with orange cloth spine book looks very nice. Is very fine condition with some very light wear to corners. The DJ is very nice, with light shelf, edge and corner wear. Size: Small Octavo. Quantity Available: 3. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Poetry; ISBN: 0151002193. ISBN/EAN: 9780151002191. Inventory No: 1561000279.
This book by the current Poet Laureate of the United States is a joy to read. Punctuated by unexpected images and sounds, I was also particularly taken with the prosy style of the poems and the quality of the sound of the words. If you want to try poetry (or try it again) but you think poetry has to rhyme and rhyme is too old fashioned or trite, try this book -- this is the modern poetry. As a poetry student, I am still marveling at Simic's use of plosives, frictives, nasals and liquids -- the consonants, not to mention the vowels. "My mother was a braid of black smoke..." Simply great!
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