The World Doesn't End: Prose Poems

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Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1989 - Poetry - 74 pages
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In this collection, winner of the 1990 Pulitzer Prize, Charles Simic puns, pulls pranks. He can be jazzy and streetwise. Or cloak himself in antiquity. Simic has new eyes, and in these wonderful poems and poems-in-prose he lets the reader see through them.

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Loved four of these (out of 67). Most were light, mildly amusing. Read full review

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Good. Rimbaud, Illuminations-esque, at points. Simic's main precedents seem to be the French, with that wry sardonicism of American poetry thrown in. Nothing to really break the heart, more to make ... Read full review

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About the author (1989)

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.

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