That Little Something
By (author) Charles Simic
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That Little Something by Charles Simic
Book DescriptionIn his eighteenth collection, Charles Simic, the superb poet of the vaguely ominous sound and the disturbing, potentially significant image, moves closer to the dark heart of history and human behavior.Simic understands the strange interplay between ordinary life and extremes, between reality and imagination, and he writes with absolute purity about those contradictory but simultaneous states of being or feeling: "Everything about you / My life, is both / Make-believe and real."A profoundly important poet for our time, and a stunning book.SECRET HISTORYOf the light in my room: Its mood swings, Dark-morning glooms, Summer ecstasies. Spider on the wall, Lamp burning late, Shoes left by the bed, I'm your humble scribe. Dust balls, simple soulsConferring in the corner.The pearl earring she lost, Still to be found. Silence of falling snow, Night vanishing without trace, Only to return.I'm your humble scribe.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780151013593
(220mm x 152mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Houghton Mifflin
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Publish Date: 17-Apr-2009
Country of Publication: United States
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The war is over. Miroslav Blam walks along the former Jew Street, and he remembers. He remembers Aaron Grun, the hunchbacked watchmaker; and Eduard Fiker, a lamp merchant; and Jakob Mentele, a stove fitter; and Arthur Spitzer, a grocer, who played amateur soccer and had non-Jewish friends; and Sandor Vertes, a lawyer who was a Communist. All dead.
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