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The life of images : selected prose, Charles Simic

Label
The life of images : selected prose
Title
The life of images
Title remainder
selected prose
Statement of responsibility
Charles Simic
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A collection of new and selected essays by the Pulitzer Prize-winner and former Poet Laureate. In addition to being one of America's most famous and commended poets, Charles Simic is a prolific and talented essayist. The Life of Images brings together his best prose work written over twenty-five years. A blend of the straightforward, the wry, and the hopeful, the essays in The Life of Images explore subjects ranging from literary criticism to philosophy, photography to Simic's childhood in a war-torn country. Culled from five collections, each work demonstrates the qualities that make Simic's poetry so brilliant yet accessible. Whether he is revealing the influence of literature on his childhood development, pondering the relationship between food and comfort, or elegizing the pull to return to a homeland that no longer exists, the legendary poet shares his distinctive take on the world and offers an intimate look into his remarkable mind
Member of
Summary
A collection of the author's essays discusses subjects, that include poetry, philosophy, photography, politics, and the author's childhood in war-torn Yugoslavia
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10411476
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1938-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Simic, Charles
Dewey number
814.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
mixed forms
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Prose literature
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
selected prose
Label
The life of images : selected prose, Charles Simic
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From Wonderful words, silent truth. Why I like certain poems more than others -- Reading philosophy at night -- Chinese boxes and puppet theaters -- Notes on poetry and philosophy -- From The unemployed fortune-teller. The flute player in the pit -- Food and happiness -- The little Venus of the Eskimos -- Fried sausage -- Elegy in a spider's web -- Shop, Le Bacarès -- No cure for the blues -- From Orphan factory. Charles the obscure -- In praise of invective -- Orphan factory -- The trouble with poetry -- Cut the comedy -- The poetry of village idiots -- Fearful paradise -- Night sky -- From The metaphysician in the dark. In praise of folly -- The devil is a poet -- The power of ambiguity -- Buster Keaton -- Poetry and history -- The romance of sausages -- Poetry : the art of memory -- Stargazing in the cinema : on Joseph Cornell -- Literature and the Gods : Roberto Calasso -- From Memory piano. Saul Steinberg -- The singing Simics -- Tsvetaeva : the tragic life -- Adam's umbrella -- From The renegade. The renegade -- Reading about utopia in New York City -- Salvation through laughter -- The life of images -- The powers of invention -- Uncollected. The true adventures of Franz Kafka's cage -- My secret -- Oh, what a lovely war! -- Insomnia's philosopher
Control code
ocn884539201
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 338 pages
Isbn
9780062364715
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)884539201
Label
The life of images : selected prose, Charles Simic
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From Wonderful words, silent truth. Why I like certain poems more than others -- Reading philosophy at night -- Chinese boxes and puppet theaters -- Notes on poetry and philosophy -- From The unemployed fortune-teller. The flute player in the pit -- Food and happiness -- The little Venus of the Eskimos -- Fried sausage -- Elegy in a spider's web -- Shop, Le Bacarès -- No cure for the blues -- From Orphan factory. Charles the obscure -- In praise of invective -- Orphan factory -- The trouble with poetry -- Cut the comedy -- The poetry of village idiots -- Fearful paradise -- Night sky -- From The metaphysician in the dark. In praise of folly -- The devil is a poet -- The power of ambiguity -- Buster Keaton -- Poetry and history -- The romance of sausages -- Poetry : the art of memory -- Stargazing in the cinema : on Joseph Cornell -- Literature and the Gods : Roberto Calasso -- From Memory piano. Saul Steinberg -- The singing Simics -- Tsvetaeva : the tragic life -- Adam's umbrella -- From The renegade. The renegade -- Reading about utopia in New York City -- Salvation through laughter -- The life of images -- The powers of invention -- Uncollected. The true adventures of Franz Kafka's cage -- My secret -- Oh, what a lovely war! -- Insomnia's philosopher
Control code
ocn884539201
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 338 pages
Isbn
9780062364715
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)884539201

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