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Description - Jackstraws by Charles Simic

In this new collection of sixty-two poems Charles Simic paints exquisite and shattering word pictures that lend meaning to a chaotic world populated by insects, bridal veils, pallbearers, TV sets, parrots, and a finely detailed dragonfly. Suffused with hope yet unafraid to mock his own credulity, Simic's searing metaphors unite the solemn with the absurd. His raindrops listen to each other fall and collect memories; his wildflowers are drunk with kissing the red-hot breezes; and his God is a Mr. Know-it-all, a wheeler-dealer, a wire-puller. In this latest lyrical gathering, Simic continues to startle his fans with the powerful and surprising images that are his trademark-slangy images of the ethereal, fantastic visions of the everyday, foreign scenes of the all-American-and moments full of humor and full of heartache.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780156010986
ISBN-10: 0156010984
Format: Paperback
(220mm x 140mm x mm)
Pages: 96
Imprint: Roundhouse Publishing Ltd
Publisher: Roundhouse Publishing Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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