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Publisher Comments:

A new collected volume from the Nobel Prize–winning poet that includes, for the first time in English, all of the poems from her last Polish collection

One of Europe’s greatest recent poets is also its wisest, wittiest, and most accessible. Nobel Prize–winner Wislawa Szymborska draws us in with her unexpected, unassuming humor. Her elegant, precise poems pose questions we never thought to ask. “If you want the world in a nutshell,” a Polish critic remarks, “try Szymborska.” But the world held in these lapidary poems is larger than the one we thought we knew.

Carefully edited by her longtime, award-winning translator, Clare Cavanagh, the poems in Map trace Szymborska’s work until her death in 2012. Of the approximately two hundred and fifty poems included here, nearly forty are newly translated; thirteen represent the entirety of the poet’s last Polish collection, Enough, never before published in English.

Map is the first English publication of Szymborska’s work since the acclaimed Here, and it offers her devoted readers a welcome return to her “ironic elegance” (The New Yorker).

Review:

"Simic is one of America's preeminent poets as well as a major figure on the world literary scene. Born in Belgrade and resident in the U.S. since his teenage years, Simic's sensibility was shaped by his earliest war-ravaged memories and a Kafkaesque flair for dark humor and reality stretched just shy of surrealism. His poems from the 1960s and '70s — such as the famous 'Dismantling the Silence ('With a sharp whistle slit its belly open./ If there are ashes in it, close your eyes/ And blow them whichever way the wind is pointing') — helped shape a poetic generation, while his more recent work (such as this, from 'To Fate': 'I can feel you snuggle close to me at night,/ With your hot breath, your cold hands — / And me already like an old piano/ Dangling out of a window at the end of a rope') has won Simic almost every honor an American poet can win, including the Pulitzer Prize and the Poet Laureateship. But, until now, Simic's body of work was split between two publishers and two separate 'Selected Poems' volumes. This books brings together, for the first time, poems from Simic's entire career; it reveals that while his style was largely formed at the beginning, Simic's tone has loosened, become more conversational, more comical, perhaps more ironic from book to book, accommodating more nakedly autobiographical material, at times more sweetness ('Summer light,' Simic notes, 'likes empty churches/ At the blue hour of dawn'), if also some repetition of images, themes, and modes. But this is an essential book." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

A new collection of poems by the recent Poet Laureate.

Synopsis:

The first ever volume of new and selected poetry from one of our most celebrated and acclaimed poets, Charles Simic.

Synopsis:

A new collected volume from the Nobel Prize-winning poet, with over 30 poems never previously published together in English, including the 13 poems from the final Polish collection, Enough

Synopsis:

A collection of new and selected poetry, her first retrospective collection, from National Book Award finalist and Kingsley Tufts Award–winning poet Linda Gregerson

Synopsis:

The essential poems, selected by Donald Hall:  “The hard-won achievement of a lifetime” (Wall Street Journal)

Synopsis:

A brilliant new collection of poems by Kingsley Tufts Award–winning poet Thomas Lux

Synopsis:

With To the Left of Time, Thomas Lux adds over fifty new poems to his celebrated oeuvre. Broken into three sections, these include autobiographical poems, odes, and a final section that delves into a variety of subjects reflective of Lux's imaginative range. Full of his characteristic satire and humor, this new collection promises laughter and profound insight into the human condition.

To the Left of Time is a powerful addition to the work of one who has been widely praised for his ability to offer image and metaphor-driven visions as well as lines of plain language and immediacy. This collection proves that Lux's work will continue to inspire readers for decades to come.

Synopsis:

Since 1976, Christopher Reid has been startling and delighting readers of poetry. His philosphic concerns are often expressed in small, domestic details, but, as with the Metaphysical poets he admires, the effect heightens his poetry's seriousness and impact. Reid finds significance in the marginal, the endangered, the apocryphal, and the absurd. His verse, which has earned him both the distinguished Hawthornden and Somerset Maugham Prizes, is subversive and highly intelligent.

The Pultizer Prize-winning poet Charles Simic provides a welcome introduction to one of England's most distinguished and original voices.

About the Author

CHARLES SIMIC was born in Belgrade and emigrated to the United States in 1954. He is the author of many books of poetry and prose. Among other honors, he received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1990 and served as the Poet Laureate of the United States in 2007-2008.

Table of Contents

I

Description of a Lost Thing 3

Shading Exercise 4

Self-Portrait in Bed 5

To Dreams 6

The Gamblers Upstairs 7

Calamity Crier 8

The Alarm 9

My Noiseless Entourage 10

Fabulous Species and Landscapes 11

Used Clothing Store 15

The Centuries 16

Voyage to Cythera 17

II

Used Book Store 21

Hitchhikers 22

Graveyard on a Hill 23

The World Runs on Futility 24

Battling Grays 25

Sunlight 26

The Birdie 27

Minds Roaming 28

Cockroach Salon 29

Midnight Feast 30

One Chair 31

Insomnia's Cricket 32

Talk Radio 33

III

My Turn to Confess 37

The Hermetical and Alchemical Writings of Paracelsus 38

On the Farm 39

I See Lots of Sticks on the Ground 40

Everybody Had Lost Track of Time 41

Brethren 42

Ask Your Astrologer 43

Kazoo Wedding 44

Snowy Morning Blues 45

To Fate 46

Slurred Words 47

Meeting the Captain 48

Sweetest 49

Leaves at Night 50

IV

Starlings in a Tree at Dusk 53

The Headline 54

The Tragic Sense of Life 55

The Role of Insomnia in History 56

In the Planetarium 57

In the Morning Half-Awake 58

The Absentee Landlord 59

He Heard with His Dead Ear 60

December 21 61

My Wife Lifts a Finger to Her Lips 62

Our Old Neighbor 63

Pigeons at Dawn 64

Product Details

ISBN:
9780547928289
Author:
Simic, Charles
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin
Author:
Cavanagh, Clare
Author:
Reid, Christopher
Author:
Baranczak, Stanislaw
Author:
Lux, Thomas
Author:
Gregerson, Linda
Author:
Szymborska, Wislawa
Author:
Hall, Donald
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Single Author / American
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Subject:
Single Author - Continental European
Subject:
Single Author - British & Irish
Subject:
poems;collected work;Kingsley Tufts;National Book Award;lyrical
Subject:
Nobel Prize-winning;poetry;Polish;final collection;twentieth-century poet;everyd
Subject:
poems;odes;Kingsley Tufts;Guggenheim Fellowship;joyful;humorous;autobiographical
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20130331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 14

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Simic is one of America's preeminent poets as well as a major figure on the world literary scene. Born in Belgrade and resident in the U.S. since his teenage years, Simic's sensibility was shaped by his earliest war-ravaged memories and a Kafkaesque flair for dark humor and reality stretched just shy of surrealism. His poems from the 1960s and '70s — such as the famous 'Dismantling the Silence ('With a sharp whistle slit its belly open./ If there are ashes in it, close your eyes/ And blow them whichever way the wind is pointing') — helped shape a poetic generation, while his more recent work (such as this, from 'To Fate': 'I can feel you snuggle close to me at night,/ With your hot breath, your cold hands — / And me already like an old piano/ Dangling out of a window at the end of a rope') has won Simic almost every honor an American poet can win, including the Pulitzer Prize and the Poet Laureateship. But, until now, Simic's body of work was split between two publishers and two separate 'Selected Poems' volumes. This books brings together, for the first time, poems from Simic's entire career; it reveals that while his style was largely formed at the beginning, Simic's tone has loosened, become more conversational, more comical, perhaps more ironic from book to book, accommodating more nakedly autobiographical material, at times more sweetness ('Summer light,' Simic notes, 'likes empty churches/ At the blue hour of dawn'), if also some repetition of images, themes, and modes. But this is an essential book." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by ,
A new collection of poems by the recent Poet Laureate.
"Synopsis" by , The first ever volume of new and selected poetry from one of our most celebrated and acclaimed poets, Charles Simic.
"Synopsis" by ,
A new collected volume from the Nobel Prize-winning poet, with over 30 poems never previously published together in English, including the 13 poems from the final Polish collection, Enough
"Synopsis" by ,
A collection of new and selected poetry, her first retrospective collection, from National Book Award finalist and Kingsley Tufts Award–winning poet Linda Gregerson
"Synopsis" by ,
The essential poems, selected by Donald Hall:  “The hard-won achievement of a lifetime” (Wall Street Journal)
"Synopsis" by ,
A brilliant new collection of poems by Kingsley Tufts Award–winning poet Thomas Lux
"Synopsis" by ,
With To the Left of Time, Thomas Lux adds over fifty new poems to his celebrated oeuvre. Broken into three sections, these include autobiographical poems, odes, and a final section that delves into a variety of subjects reflective of Lux's imaginative range. Full of his characteristic satire and humor, this new collection promises laughter and profound insight into the human condition.

To the Left of Time is a powerful addition to the work of one who has been widely praised for his ability to offer image and metaphor-driven visions as well as lines of plain language and immediacy. This collection proves that Lux's work will continue to inspire readers for decades to come.

"Synopsis" by ,
Since 1976, Christopher Reid has been startling and delighting readers of poetry. His philosphic concerns are often expressed in small, domestic details, but, as with the Metaphysical poets he admires, the effect heightens his poetry's seriousness and impact. Reid finds significance in the marginal, the endangered, the apocryphal, and the absurd. His verse, which has earned him both the distinguished Hawthornden and Somerset Maugham Prizes, is subversive and highly intelligent.

The Pultizer Prize-winning poet Charles Simic provides a welcome introduction to one of England's most distinguished and original voices.

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