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Master of Disguises

  • Author:Charles Simic
  • Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Category:Book
  • List Price: $22.00
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  • Seller:BOOK IDEAS
  • Sales Rank:254,369
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Hardcover
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Edition:1
  • Pages:96
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0.5
  • Dimensions (in):8.3 x 5.5 x 0.5
  • Publication Date:October 6, 2010
  • ISBN:0547397097
  • EAN:9780547397092
  • ASIN:0547397097
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Synopsis

In his first volume of poetry since his tenure as poet laureate, Charles Simic shows he is at the height of his poetic powers. These new poems mine the rich strain of inscrutability in ordinary life, until it is hard to know what is innocent and what ominous. There is something about his work that continues to be crystal clear and yet deeply weighted with violence and mystery. Reading it is like going undercover. The face of a girl carrying a white dress from the cleaners with her eyes half-closed. The Adam & Evie Tanning Salon at night. A sparrow on crutches. A rubber duck in a shooting gallery on a Sunday morning. And someone in a tree swing, too old to be swinging and to be wearing no clothes at all, blowing a toy trumpet at the sky.


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