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Master of Disguises

Simic, Charles

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ISBN 10: 0547397097 / ISBN 13: 9780547397092
Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2010-10-06, US, 2010
Used Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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75 pages. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR on half title page. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket. Record # 464841. Bookseller Inventory # 464841

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Title: Master of Disguises

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2010-10-06, US

Publication Date: 2010

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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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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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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