Jackstraws

Product Number: EB00031538
Released: Apr 01, 2000
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780547691718
Publisher: Mariner Books
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Description

In this collection of sixty-two poems Charles Simic paints exquisite and shattering word pictures that lend meaning to a chaotic world populated by insects, bridal veils, pallbearers, TV sets, parrots, and a finely detailed dragonfly. Suffused with hope yet unafraid to mock his own credulity, Simic's searing metaphors unite the solemn with the absurd. His raindrops listen to each other fall and collect memories; his wildflowers are drunk with kissing the red-hot breezes; and his God is a Mr. Know-it-all, a wheeler-dealer, a wire-puller. In this lyrical gathering, Simic continues to startle his fans with the powerful and surprising images that are his trademark-slangy images of the ethereal, fantastic visions of the everyday, foreign scenes of the all-American, and moments full of humor and full of heartache.

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Author(s): Charles Simic
Genre: Poetry
Original Publish Date: Apr 01, 2000

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