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The Monster Loves His Labyrinth by Charles…

The Monster Loves His Labyrinth

by Charles Simic

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Very uneven. The bulk of the book is comprised of one-liners, which alternate between banal and interesting. Occasionally one contains the germ of what makes his poetry so striking. But most people will prefer the poetry. ( )
  Laura400 | Feb 22, 2012 |
Poetic fancy, dream thoughts, wisdom snatched from the subconscious. Mr. Simic's elegant little book defies convention and obeys only the whimsical dictates of his unique and discerning mind.

"In a house closed up since last summer, the phone won't stop ringing."

"I dreamt that God asked me for a blurb for his creation."

and, brilliantly:

"...there's a lot of space inside words."

Koan-like utterances but infused with depth of thought and a fierce, observant intellect.

Highly recommended. ( )
  CliffBurns | Sep 4, 2010 |
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