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The Shout

Selected Poems

The Shout( )
Author: Armitage, Simon
Introduction by: Simic, Charles
ISBN:978-0-15-101118-6
Publication Date:Apr 2005
Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $23.00
Book Description:

Simon Armitage is one of Britain's most respected poets. He is considered Philip Larkin's successor in both the easy brilliance of his verse and the national acclaim he has received. His subjects have ranged from yardwork to politics, from the fidelity of dogs to the negotiations of lovers. A selection of poetry that is wry, unpretentious, and constantly inventive, The Shout collects Armitage's best work from the past three decades and includes many of his most recent poems....
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Book Details
Pages:128
Detailed Subjects: Poetry / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.5 x 8.25 x 0.01 Inches
Book Weight:0.726 Pounds
Author Biography
Armitage, Simon (Author)
Charles Simic was born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, immigrated with his family to Chicago in 1954, and was educated at New York University. Although his native language was Serbian, he began writing in English. Some of his work reflects the years he served in the U.S. Army (1961--63). He has been awarded a MacArthur Foundation fellowship, a Guggenheim Foundation grant, and a National Endowment for the Arts award. "My poetry always had surrealistic tendencies, which were discouraged a great deal in the '50's," the poet said, but such tendencies were applauded in the 1970s and his reputation consequently flourished. His poems are about obsessive fears and often depict a world that resembles the animism of primitive thought. His work has affinities with that of Mark Strand and has in its turn produced several imitators.

Simic was appointed the fifteenth Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 2007

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