Our first version of this selection from one of Eastern Europe's major figures sold out. The new version adds two sequences---Give Me Back My Rage- and -Heaven's Ring---as well as some previously unpublished sections of the justly famous series, -The Little Box.- Simic and Popa are a perfect match. A book for surrealists, mythographers, postmodernists, scientists, and lovers of poetry and games. Winner of the PEN Translation Prize.
CHARLES SIMIC, by virtue of his Yugoslav background and his position as a celebrated contemporary American poet, is ideally situated to be translator for Popa. His years of work on Popa have brought his versions to a pitch of perfection rarely achieved in the translation of poetry. Simic's own most recent collections are Selected Poems and Unending Blues.