That Little Something

That Little Something

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That Little Something is the superb eighteenth collection from one of America s most vital and honored poets. Over the course of his singular career, Charles Simic has won nearly every accolade, including the Pulitzer Prize, and he served as the poet laureate of the United States from 2007 to 2008.His wry humor and darkly illuminating vision are on full display here as he moves close to the dark ironies of history and human experience. Simic understands the strange interplay between the ordinary and the odd, between reality and imagination. That Little Something is a stunning collection from "not only one of the most prolific poets but also one of the most distinctive, accessible, and enjoyable" (New York Times Book Review).

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Product details

  • Paperback | 73 pages
  • 138 x 204 x 10mm | 117.93g
  • Boston, MA, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0156035391
  • 9780156035392
  • 1,408,972

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In his eighteenth collection, Charles Simic, the superb poet of the vaguely ominous sound and the disturbing, potentially significant image, moves closer to the dark heart of history and human behavior.

Simic understands the strange interplay between ordinary life and extremes, between reality and imagination, and he writes with absolute purity about those contradictory but simultaneous states of being or feeling: "Everything about you / My life, is both / Make-believe and real."

A profoundly important poet for our time delivers a stunning book.
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"Few poets have been as influential - or as inimitable - as Charles Simic." --New York Times Book Review"
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