A Fly in the Soup: Memoirs (Poets On Poetry)

4.04 avg rating
( 246 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780472089093: A Fly in the Soup: Memoirs (Poets On Poetry)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

A Fly in the Soup is a book of memoirs. Charles Simic was born in 1938 in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, and spent his childhood in a city bombed by the Nazis in 1941 and then by the Allies in 1944. He was jailed with his mother after the war for trying to flee what was by then a communist country. He managed to emigrate in 1953, first to Paris and then a year later to the United States. He lived in New York, completed his high school education in Chicago and began writing in English and publishing his first poems in 1959 when he was twenty-one years old.
The book collects pieces written on such diverse subjects as memory, history, the bombing of cities, cuisine, philosophy, life in the army, movies, and growing up in wartime. Arranged chronologically, they make an unusual memoir of exile and refugee life, a collage of stories, anecdotes, meditations and poetic fragments from one of the most barbaric periods of the last century. This is a story of a young man whose travel agents were Hitler and Stalin--the autobiography of the early years of one of the most respected contemporary American poets.
Charles Simic has published more than sixty books in the United States and abroad for which he has received a number of prestigious literary awards including the Pulitzer Prize for poetry and the MacArthur Fellowship.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780472111503: A Fly in the Soup: Memoirs (Poets on Poetry)

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0472111507 ISBN 13:  9780472111503
Publisher: University of Michigan Press, 2000
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Simic, Charles
Published by University of Michigan Press
ISBN 10: 0472089099 ISBN 13: 9780472089093
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
ezBook
(Troy, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Michigan Press. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0472089099 Orders ship same or next business day w/ free tracking. Choose Expedited shipping for fastest (2-6 business day) delivery. Satisfaction Guaranteed. Seller Inventory # Z0472089099ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 12.88
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Simic, Charles
Published by Univ Michigan Press
ISBN 10: 0472089099 ISBN 13: 9780472089093
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Univ Michigan Press. Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Softcover A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Bookshop in business since 1992!. Seller Inventory # 2270053

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 22.94
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Charles Simic
Published by The University of Michigan Press, United States (2003)
ISBN 10: 0472089099 ISBN 13: 9780472089093
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description The University of Michigan Press, United States, 2003. Paperback. Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English . Brand New Book. A Fly in the Soup is a book of memoirs. Charles Simic was born in 1938 in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, and spent his childhood in a city bombed by the Nazis in 1941 and then by the Allies in 1944. He was jailed with his mother after the war for trying to flee what was by then a communist country. He managed to emigrate in 1953, first to Paris and then a year later to the United States. He lived in New York, completed his high school education in Chicago and began writing in English and publishing his first poems in 1959 when he was twenty-one years old. The book collects pieces written on such diverse subjects as memory, history, the bombing of cities, cuisine, philosophy, life in the army, movies, and growing up in wartime. Arranged chronologically, they make an unusual memoir of exile and refugee life, a collage of stories, anecdotes, meditations and poetic fragments from one of the most barbaric periods of the last century. This is a story of a young man whose travel agents were Hitler and Stalin--the autobiography of the early years of one of the most respected contemporary American poets. Charles Simic has published more than sixty books in the United States and abroad for which he has received a number of prestigious literary awards including the Pulitzer Prize for poetry and the MacArthur Fellowship. Seller Inventory # AAN9780472089093

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 23.63
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Charles Simic
Published by The University of Michigan Press, United States (2003)
ISBN 10: 0472089099 ISBN 13: 9780472089093
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description The University of Michigan Press, United States, 2003. Paperback. Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English . Brand New Book. A Fly in the Soup is a book of memoirs. Charles Simic was born in 1938 in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, and spent his childhood in a city bombed by the Nazis in 1941 and then by the Allies in 1944. He was jailed with his mother after the war for trying to flee what was by then a communist country. He managed to emigrate in 1953, first to Paris and then a year later to the United States. He lived in New York, completed his high school education in Chicago and began writing in English and publishing his first poems in 1959 when he was twenty-one years old. The book collects pieces written on such diverse subjects as memory, history, the bombing of cities, cuisine, philosophy, life in the army, movies, and growing up in wartime. Arranged chronologically, they make an unusual memoir of exile and refugee life, a collage of stories, anecdotes, meditations and poetic fragments from one of the most barbaric periods of the last century. This is a story of a young man whose travel agents were Hitler and Stalin--the autobiography of the early years of one of the most respected contemporary American poets. Charles Simic has published more than sixty books in the United States and abroad for which he has received a number of prestigious literary awards including the Pulitzer Prize for poetry and the MacArthur Fellowship. Seller Inventory # AAN9780472089093

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 24.32
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Charles Simic
Published by The University of Michigan Press
ISBN 10: 0472089099 ISBN 13: 9780472089093
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description The University of Michigan Press. Paperback. Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Seller Inventory # B9780472089093

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 18.29
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.86
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Charles Simic
Published by The University of Michigan Press, United States (2003)
ISBN 10: 0472089099 ISBN 13: 9780472089093
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description The University of Michigan Press, United States, 2003. Paperback. Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. A Fly in the Soup is a book of memoirs. Charles Simic was born in 1938 in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, and spent his childhood in a city bombed by the Nazis in 1941 and then by the Allies in 1944. He was jailed with his mother after the war for trying to flee what was by then a communist country. He managed to emigrate in 1953, first to Paris and then a year later to the United States. He lived in New York, completed his high school education in Chicago and began writing in English and publishing his first poems in 1959 when he was twenty-one years old. The book collects pieces written on such diverse subjects as memory, history, the bombing of cities, cuisine, philosophy, life in the army, movies, and growing up in wartime. Arranged chronologically, they make an unusual memoir of exile and refugee life, a collage of stories, anecdotes, meditations and poetic fragments from one of the most barbaric periods of the last century. This is a story of a young man whose travel agents were Hitler and Stalin--the autobiography of the early years of one of the most respected contemporary American poets. Charles Simic has published more than sixty books in the United States and abroad for which he has received a number of prestigious literary awards including the Pulitzer Prize for poetry and the MacArthur Fellowship. Seller Inventory # BTE9780472089093

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 27.95
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Charles Simic
Published by University of Michigan Press (2003)
ISBN 10: 0472089099 ISBN 13: 9780472089093
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Michigan Press, 2003. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0472089099

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 27.10
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Simic, Charles
Published by The University of Michigan Press (2003)
ISBN 10: 0472089099 ISBN 13: 9780472089093
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description The University of Michigan Press, 2003. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # CE-9780472089093

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 19.97
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.49
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Charles Simic
Published by University of Michigan Press (2003)
ISBN 10: 0472089099 ISBN 13: 9780472089093
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Michigan Press, 2003. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0472089099

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 30.23
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Charles Simic
Published by Univ of Michigan Pr (2003)
ISBN 10: 0472089099 ISBN 13: 9780472089093
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Univ of Michigan Pr, 2003. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. reprint edition. 200 pages. 7.75x5.25x0.50 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # __0472089099

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 25.97
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.57
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book