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Hotel Insomnia

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ISBN-10: 0156421828

ISBN-13: 9780156421829

Edition: 1992

Authors: Charles Simic, Charles Simic

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In this volume, Simic fills the wee hours of his poetry with angels and pigs, riddles and cemeteries. His is a rich, haunted world of East European memory and american present-a world of his own creation, one always full of luminous surprise. “Simic writes so simply that his words fall like drops of water, but they ripple outward to evoke an ominous and numinous world” (Washington Post Book World).
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Book details

List price: $10.95
Copyright year: 1992
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 11/11/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 80
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.286
Language: English

Charles Simic was born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, immigrated with his family to Chicago in 1954, and was educated at New York University. Although his native language was Serbian, he began writing in English. Some of his work reflects the years he served in the U.S. Army (1961--63). He has been awarded a MacArthur Foundation fellowship, a Guggenheim Foundation grant, and a National Endowment for the Arts award. "My poetry always had surrealistic tendencies, which were discouraged a great deal in the '50's," the poet said, but such tendencies were applauded in the 1970s and his reputation consequently flourished. His poems are about obsessive fears and often depict a world that resembles the animism of primitive thought. His work has affinities with that of Mark Strand and has in its turn produced several imitators. Simic was appointed the fifteenth Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 2007

Evening Chess
The Congress of the Insomniacs
Matches
The City
The Infinite
Obscure Beginnings
Stub of a Red Pencil
The Prodigal
Hotel Insomnia
Tragic Architecture
Makers of Labyrinths
The Inanimate Object
Outside Biaggi's Funeral Home
The Tiger
Miss Nostradamus
Place at the Outskirts
Clouds Gathering
Folk Songs
War
A Book Full of Pictures
Evening Walk
Hotel Starry Sky
Caged Fortuneteller
Country Lunch
To Think Clearly
Poem
Quick Eats
Dreamsville
The Chair
Missing Child
The Puppet Show
Many Zeros
True History
Marina's Epic
Figure in the Landscape
At the Vacancy Sign
Lost Glove
Spring
Story of My Luck
Love Worker
Romantic Sonnet
Dandelions
Some Nights
Beauty
Street Scene
Early Morning in July
My Quarrel with the Infinite
Pyramids and Sphinxes
The Absent Spider
The Artist
The Old World
Country Fair