Charles Simic 
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Charles Simic 
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* 09.05.1938, Belgrad, Сербия
Место жительства: Strafford, New Hampshire, США

Charles Simic (born in Belgrade in 1938) emigrated with his family from Yugoslavia to Chicago in 1953. He became a major American poet who, as he says himself, writes and dreams in a language he speaks with an accent. His work has earned awards such as the 2005 Griffin Poetry Prize (for his Selected Poems 1963-2003, 2004) and the Pulitzer Prize. In 2007 he was named as the 15th Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress of the USA.

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In his work, Charles Simic amalgamates various influences from American greats such as Emily Dickinson, Hart Crane and Theodore Roethke to nonsense verse, children’s verse and riddles to the Serb poets Ivan V. Lalić and Vasko Popa, whom he has translated into American. His poems are profound structures soaked in myth; but - “No myth without a funny bone.” The texts are full of cockroaches with fake identity papers and ants with Quaker hats. Buster Keaton meets Thomas of Aquinas, and Dostoevsky works as a bouncer in a murky nightclub. Simic is also a master of the small, everyday things in poems about coat-hangers, shoes, knives, lost gloves and keys.

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  • What the Grass Says

    1967

  • Somewhere among Us a Stone is Taking Notes

    1969

  • Dismantling the Silence

    1971

  • White

    1972

  • Return to a Place Lit by a Glass of Milk

    1974

  • Biography and a Lament

    1976

  • Charon's Cosmology

    1977

  • Brooms

    Selected Poems

    1978

  • School for Dark Thoughts

    1978

  • Classic Ballroom Dances

    1980

  • Austerities

    1982

  • Weather Forecast for Utopia and Vicinity

    1983

  • Selected Poems

    1963–1983

    [1986 Pulitzer Prize finalist]

    1985

  • The Uncertain Certainty

    Interviews, Essays, and Notes on Poetry

    1985

  • Unending Blues

    [1987 Pulitzer Prize finalist]

    1986

  • Nine Poems

    1989

  • The World Doesn't End

    Prose Poems

    [1990 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry]

    Harvest Books, 1989

  • The Book of Gods and Devils

    1990

  • Wonderful Words, Silent Truth

    [Prose collection]

    1990

  • Hotel Insomnia, Harcourt

    1992

  • Dime-Store Alchemy

    The Art of Joseph Cornell

    1992 [Reprint NYRB Classics, 2011]

  • Ein Buch von Göttern und Teufeln

    Gedichte

    übersetzt aus dem Englischen von Hans Magnus Enzensberger und Rudolf von Bitter

    München: Carl Hanser Verlag, 1993

  • A Wedding in Hell

    Poems

    1994

  • The Unemployed Fortune-Teller

    Essays and Memoirs

    1994

  • Frightening Toys

    1995

  • Walking the Black Cat

    Poems

    1996

  • Orphan Factory

    Essays and Memoirs

    1997

  • Die Fliege in der Suppe

    übersetzt von Rudolf von Bitter

    München: Carl Hanser Verlag, 1997

  • Jackstraws

    Poems

    1999

  • Medici Groschengrab

    Die Kunst des Joseph Cornell

    übersetzt aus dem Englischen von Klaus Martens

    München: Carl Hanser Verlag, 1999

  • Selected Early Poems

    2000

  • A Fly in the Soup

    Memoirs

    2000

  • Grübelei im Rinnstein

    Ausgewählte Gedichte

    übersetzt aus dem Englischen von Hans Magnus Enzensberger, Jan Wagner, Rainer G. Schmidt, Michael Krüger

    München: Carl Hanser Verlag, 2000

  • Night Picnic

    2001

  • The Voice at 3:00 A.M.

    Selected Late and New Poems

    2003

  • The Metaphysician in the Dark

    [Prose collection]

    2003

  • Selected Poems

    1963–2003

    2004

  • Aunt Lettuce, I Want to Peek under Your Skirt

    2005

  • My Noiseless Entourage

    Poems

    2005

  • Monkey Around

    2006

  • Mein lautloses Gefolge

    Gedichte

    übersetzt aus dem Englischen von Wiebke Meier

    München: Edition Lyrik Kabinett bei Hanser, 2006

  • Das Geheimnis des Glücks

    Erinnerungen

    übersetzt von Melanie Walz von Reche. mit Zeichnungen von Kurt Löb

    2006

  • Die Wahrnehmung des Dichters

    Über Poesie und Wirklichkeit

    Ausgewählt und übersetzt von Thomas Poiss

    München: Carl Hanser Verlag, 2007

  • 60 Poems

    2008

  • That Little Something

    Poems

    2008

  • Monster Loves His Labyrinth

    2008

  • The Renegade

    [Prose collection]

    2008

  • Master of Disguises

    2010

  • New and Selected Poems

    New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013

  • The Lunatic

    New York: Ecco, 2015

  • The Life of Images

    [Prose collection]

    2015

  • Picknick in der Nacht

    Gedichte 1962–2015

    übersetzt aus dem Englischen von Wiebke Meier

    München: Carl Hanser Verlag, 2016

Награды
  • 1980 PEN Translation Prize

  • 1983 Ingram Merrill Foundation Fellowship

  • 1984–1989 MacArthur Fellowship

  • 1986 Pulitzer Prize finalist

  • 1987 Pulitzer Prize finalist

  • 1990 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry

  • 2005 Griffin Poetry Prize - International Winner

  • 2007 Wallace Stevens Award

  • 2011 Frost Medal

  • 2011 Vilcek Prize in Literature

  • 2014 The Zbigniew Herbert International Literary Award

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