Tag Archives: Charles Simic

Book Review: Jackstraws: Poems

Jackstraws:  Poems, by Charles Simic I must admit that I had to look up the meaning of the title of this book.  I suppose my age may be a part of it, but I was not familiar with the game … Continue reading

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Book Review: Walking The Black Cat: Poems

Walking The Black Cat:  Poems, by Charles Simic When beginning this book, I already knew that I would like it because quite a few of its poems, including the incomparable “Have You Met Miss Jones,” were in a previous compilation … Continue reading

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Book Review: Hotel Insomnia: Poems

Hotel Insomnia:  Poems, by Charles Simic Having read about half a dozen or so of the author’s books before getting to this one, it was little surprise that this book would deal so heavily in one of the topics that … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Wedding In Hell

A Wedding In Hell, by Charles Simic The title of this book is not particularly appealing.  But those who are familiar with the author’s work [1] will understand that this title captures the author’s familiar wrestling with matters of sexual … Continue reading

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Book Review: Sixty Poems

Sixty Poems, by Charles Simic This book is a way better book than its title would suggest, and way more coherent as well.  As far as reasons for the existence of this best-of collection [1], this book has a worthwhile … Continue reading

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Book Review: Scribbled In The Dark: Poems

Scribbled In The Dark:  Poems, by Charles Simic Again, as someone who is very familiar with the writing of noted contemporary poets [1], I found much in this book to enjoy.  To be sure, the poems in this book have … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Lunatic: Poems

The Lunatic:  Poems, by Charles Simic It is hard to know what the author means in his title.  Given the generally symbolic nature of the author’s poetry [1], something that is pretty easy to understand, who exactly is the author … Continue reading

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Book Review: Master Of Disguises

Master Of Disguises, by Charles Simic It is this book that reveals at least a great part of the potential of the author, and his wrestling with serious issues.  Even if the author does not come to necessarily the most … Continue reading

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Book Review: The World Doesn’t End

The World Doesn’t End:  Prose Poems, by Charles Simic Even though this is the first book by the author I have read, I can tell that the author is slumming here.  That is not to say that this book is … Continue reading

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