A 20,000 word interview, in which Simic talks about his childhood, the effects on him of his early removal from Yugoslavia to America, his interest in painting and music and his development as a poet, with a lot of attention paid to individual poems and persistent themes. As well, he talks of his adopted home and culture, and speaks of his hopes and fears for that home and culture in the aftermath of September 11th. Between the Lines specializes in publishing in-depth interviews with senior contemporary poets. Accompanied by career sketches, uncollected poems, full-scale bibliographies (giving details of both primary and secondary literature), and several pages of quotations from critics and reviewers, the interviews constitute what the critic Neil Corcoran has called "essential reading for admirers of these poets...vigorous, illuminating and sometimes surprising adjuncts to the work itself".
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(210mm x 152mm x 8mm)
Between the Lines
Publisher: The Waywiser Press
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