Walking The Black Cat
  • Walking The Black Cat
  • Walking The Black Cat
ISBN: 015600481X
EAN13: 9780156004817
Language: English
Release Date: Oct 17, 1996
Pages: 96
Dimensions: 0.29" H x 8.46" L x 5.44" W
Weight: 0.32 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview

In this latest collection of poems, Charles Simic, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, brings us startling new visions of the haunted landscape that has been his oeuvre, where the surreal and the mundane, the sacred and profane, are indistinguishable, a world where everything is teetering on the edge of everything/With a polite smile. A man waits at a bus stop for the love of his life, a woman (Lady Luck?) he's never met. The world's greatest ventriloquist who sits on a street corner uses passersby as dummies and speaks through us all. Hamlet's ghost walks the hallways of a Vegas motel. Sunlight streams through a windowpane of fire. Mary Magdalene cruises Santa Monica Boulevard. Flies from a slaughterhouse leave bloody tracks across the pages of a book. Jesus panhandles in a weed-infested Eden.

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