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Homage to the Lame Wolf Selected Poems

ISBN-10: 0932440223

ISBN-13: 9780932440228

Edition: 2nd 1987

Authors: Vasko Popa, Charles Simic

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One of Eastern Europe's most haunting and entertaining figures. A book for surrealists, mythographers, postmodernists, scientists, and lovers of folklore and games. Winner of the PEN Translation Prize.
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Book details

List price: $14.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1987
Publisher: Oberlin College Press
Publication date: 6/5/1987
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 168
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

Vasko Popa is the most translated of contemporary Yugoslav poets---his entire poetic opus has been translated into English. He was chiefly responsible for steering Serbian poetry away from stale traditionalism, which came close to being socialist realism, in the early 1950s. His modernism is expressed in terse, aphoristic, elliptical idiom, in beautifully crafted poetic entities that tend to run in cycles, and above all in his efforts to penetrate the essence of the phenomena around him, dead or alive. Popa is a poet's poet, a powerful craftsman of images and metaphors, an incessant seeker of the primeval roots and myths. His eight collections of poems, so far, belong to the most accomplished poetry in all of Yugoslav literature.

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

Introduction
White Pebble
White Pebble
Heart of the Pebble
Dream of the Pebble
Love of the Pebble
Adventure of the Pebble
Secret of the Pebble
Two Pebbles
Bone To Bone
At the Beginning
After the Beginning
In the Sun
Under the Ground
In the Moonlight
Before the End
At the End
Games
Before the Game
Floornail
Hide-And-Seek
Seducer
Wedding
Rose Thieves
Between Games
Race
Seeds
Rotten Mare
Hunter
Ashes
After the Game
Give Me Back My Rags
The Yawn Of Yawns
The Stargazer's Legacy
Forgetful Number
Proud Error
Prudent Triangle
Echo Turned To Stone
The Tale About a Tale
The Yawn of Yawns
Heaven's Ring
Stargazer's Death
Heaven's Ring
Good For Nothing
Orphan Absence
The Shadow Maker
The Starry Snail
Immigrant Stars
St. Sava's Spring
St. Sava's Spring
The Life of St. Sava
St. Sava
St. Sava the Blacksmith
St. Sava the Shepherd
St. Sava's School
St. Sava's Travels
St. Sava Before His Spring
Homage To The Lame Wolf
Wolf's Earth
The Little Box
The Little Box
The Admirers of the Little Box
The Craftsmen of the Little Box
The Owners of the Little Box
The Tenants of the Little Box
The Enemies of the Little Box
The Victims of the Little Box
The Judges of the Little Box
The Benefactors of the Little Box
The Prisoners of the Little Box
Last News About the Little Box
From Raw Flesh
Earthbound Constellation
Eyes of a Wolf
Stepfather of Wolves
Broken Horns
The Other World
Shadow of a Shewolf
Unknown Citizen
In the Village of My Ancestors
Under the Sign of Wolves
Wolf-Ancestry