The Life of Images: Selected Prose

The Life of Images: Selected Prose Charles Simic
  • Title: The Life of Images: Selected Prose
  • Author: Charles Simic
  • ISBN: 9780062364722
  • Page: 352
  • Format: ebook
  • The Life of Images: Selected Prose Charles Simic The Life of Images Selected Prose 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 tal
    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 TA 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.
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    About Charles Simic


    1. Charles Simic born Du an Simi is a Serbian American poet and the 15th Poet Laureate of the United States He is co Poetry Editor of the Paris Review Simic is the 2007 recipient of the Wallace Stevens Award from the Academy of American Poets This 100,000 US prize recognizes outstanding and proven mastery in the art of poetry.


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    1. Quando vedo uno scarafaggio non divento violento come tutti gli altri, mi fermo come se tra noi fosse passato un cenno di riconoscimento Se scrive versi prendilo a pedate si sentiva consigliare un novello padre a Roma, duemila anni fa Oggi fa Oggi uguale I genitori preferiscono che i figli facciano i tassidermisti o gli esattori delle imposte piuttosto che i poeti Come dargli torto a voi piacerebbe di pi che la vostra unica figlia scrivesse poesie o che facesse l entra neuse in qualche sordido n [...]

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    2. I m very glad I read this The poet Simic has an interesting collection of essays I must have read some of them before but I didn t remember them Reading some of them in the wake of the election results was very interesting His reflection on last century s history gave me a lot to think about His powerful writing was so evocative I found myself writing prose poems rooted in the drama of the past week.

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    3. This is now in my top five and a book I know I will return to again and again I d take this to a desert island since it is so full of things to think about and savor art, philosophy, history, poetry, creativity , and is both serious and laugh out loud funny I read the hardback, not ebook having trouble switching editions is is a book to make notes in

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    4. A marvelous book of essays, a book to read, and re read The important subjects in life art, philosophy, humor all discussed in a fine personal voice.

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    5. I m a fan of Simic s poetry and this is the first time I ve ever read any of his non poems He s fantastically entertaining You get the sense, as you read, of a raconteur who can make any subject whether it s poetry, sausages or the conflict in the former Yugoslavia fascinating, and who can always link it to a personal yarn.Simic has some hobby horses One of them is the importance of lyric poetry, which he seems to defend at every opportunity This is fine, but I did find myself thinking, Does it [...]

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    6. The essays in this book are filled with startling turns of phrase and conclusions which left me thinking You know when you can feel your mind expand That s what reading 90% of this book is like At times, I d finish an essay and then return to the beginning to reread The only flaw in this work is that, at times, Simic unintentionally undermined the point he was trying to make This is a book made to be digested and contemplated, returned to in the midst of serious thought about certain issues, and [...]

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    7. I ve read numerous books of poetry by Simic, own a few of them, and love his work This is the first prose of his that I ve read and I m just as impressed by his prose The chapters are short and cover a variety of topics including sausage, the devil, the artist Joseph Cornell, and Marina Tsvetaeva, a Russian poet who lived in poverty, lost her family, and eventually committed suicide, but wrote some great poems Simic is insightful, funny, and clearly has a keen conscience This is a great read.

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    8. La poesia dimostra una volta di pi che le teorie generali riguardo a qualsiasi argomento non funzionano La poesia continua a essere la serenata di gatti sotto le finestre della stanza in cui si scrive la versione ufficiale della realt p 42 L occhio attento rende il mondo misterioso p 284

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    9. Simic speaks his mind His writing is bold and straightforward Creating prose from the things and situations we observe in everyday life His words touch upon war, prejudice, love, family, food etc This book will feed your soul There were chapters I liked than others even chapters I reread instantly because I loved the point of view Simic had I would recommend him to those who like short stories, prose and slower paced but thought provoking materials.

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    10. Fantastic in every way I hate having to put it down there is some stuff in here that I never dreamt I would even imagine.

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