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Orphan factory : essays and memoirs, Charles Simic

Label
Orphan factory : essays and memoirs
Title
Orphan factory
Title remainder
essays and memoirs
Statement of responsibility
Charles Simic
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Orphan Factory collects writing by Charles Simic, hailed as one of our finest contemporary poets. A native of Yugoslavia who emigrated to America in his teens, Simic believes that tragedy, comedy, and paradox are the commonplace experiences of an exile's life. In this delightful collection of journal entries, autobiographical essays, criticism, and prose poetry, the poet reveals once again his fondness for odd juxtapositions that reveal hidden and unexpected connections. In the title essay, "Orphan Factory," Simic reflects on his family's war-torn homeland during World War II and the frightening familiarity of the recent tragic events in the region. The collection has many hilarious moments, such as Simic's memoir of his first days in New York City as a young poet and painter, impressions from his poet's notebook, and first lines from his unwritten books. The book also contains reflections on dreams, insomnia, and the night sky, and considers the work of poets Jane Kenyon and Ingeborg Bachmann, and of visual artists Saul Steinberg and Holly Wright
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
811/.54
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3569.I4725
LC item number
Z472 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Poets on poetry
Label
Orphan factory : essays and memoirs, Charles Simic
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/description/umich051/97023678.html
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
New York days, 1958-1964 -- Charles the Obscure -- Orphan factory -- In praise of invective -- The trouble with poetry -- Poetry and experience -- Cut the comedy -- Poets' notebooks -- The poetry of village idiots -- My insomnia and I -- Fearful paradise -- My unwritten books -- Time channel -- Dinner at Uncle Boris's -- On dreams -- Jane Kenyon -- Ingeborg Bachmann -- Don Quixote charging a pineapple -- Holly Wright's photographs of hands -- Open wounds -- Assembly required -- Night sky
Control code
865066
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
115 p.
Isbn
9780472096633
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
97023678
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm37107112
  • (OCoLC)37107112
Label
Orphan factory : essays and memoirs, Charles Simic
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/description/umich051/97023678.html
Publication
Contents
New York days, 1958-1964 -- Charles the Obscure -- Orphan factory -- In praise of invective -- The trouble with poetry -- Poetry and experience -- Cut the comedy -- Poets' notebooks -- The poetry of village idiots -- My insomnia and I -- Fearful paradise -- My unwritten books -- Time channel -- Dinner at Uncle Boris's -- On dreams -- Jane Kenyon -- Ingeborg Bachmann -- Don Quixote charging a pineapple -- Holly Wright's photographs of hands -- Open wounds -- Assembly required -- Night sky
Control code
865066
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
115 p.
Isbn
9780472096633
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
97023678
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm37107112
  • (OCoLC)37107112

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