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Author Simic, Charles, 1938-

Title The voice at 3 a.m. : selected late and new poems / Charles Simic.

Published New York : Harcourt, 2003.

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 UniM Bail  811.54 SIMIC    AVAILABLE
Physical description 177 pages ; 22 cm
Contents From Unending Blues, 1986 -- December 3 -- Early Evening Algebra 4 -- Toward Nightfall 5 -- William and Cynthia 8 -- At the Night Court 9 -- First Frost 10 -- For the Sake of Amelia 11 -- October Arriving 13 -- Against Whatever It Is That's Encroaching 14 -- Promises of Leniency and Forgiveness 15 -- From The Book of Gods and Devils, 1990 -- Little Pins of Memory 19 -- St. Thomas Aquinas 20 -- A Letter 22 -- Factory 23 -- Shelley 24 -- Betrothal 27 -- Devils 28 -- Evening Talk 30 -- White Room 31 -- Frightening Toys 33 -- Big War 34 -- Death, the Philosopher 35 -- At the Corner 36 -- A Word 37 -- Pieces of the Clock Lie Scattered 38 -- Immortal 39 -- Gods 41 -- Two Dogs 42 -- Cabbage 43 -- Paradise 44 -- In the Library 45 -- Scarecrow 46 -- Windy Evening 47 -- From Hotel Insomnia, 1992 -- Evening Chess 51 -- City 52 -- Penal Architecture 53 -- Prodigal 54 -- Hotel Insomnia 55 -- Tiger 56 -- Clouds Gathering 58 -- Folk Songs 59 -- A Book Full of Pictures 60 -- Evening Walk 61 -- Hotel Starry Sky 62 -- To Think Clearly 63 -- Chair 64 -- Lost Glove 65 -- Romantic Sonnet 66 -- Beauty 67 -- My Quarrel with the Infinite 68 -- Old World 69 -- Country Fair 70 -- From A Wedding in Hell, 1994 -- Sinister Company 73 -- Dream Avenue 74 -- Paradise Motel 75 -- Clocks of the Dead 76 -- Explaining a Few Things 77 -- Romantic Landscape 78 -- Leaves 79 -- Transport 80 -- Crazy About Her Shrimp 81 -- Reading History 82 -- Empires 84 -- Tower 85 -- Shaving 86 -- Mystics 87 -- Via del Tritone 88 -- Secret 89 -- From Walking the Black Cat, 1996 -- Mirrors at 4 A.M. 93 -- Relaxing in a Madhouse 94 -- Late Call 95 -- Emily's Theme 96 -- Cameo Appearance 97 -- What the Gypsies Told My Grandmother While She Was Still a Young Girl 98 -- Charm School 99 -- October Light 100 -- Ghosts 101 -- At the Cookout 103 -- Club Midnight 105 -- Blood Orange 106 -- Pastoral Harpsichord 107 -- Friends of Heraclitus 108 -- From Jackstraws, 1999 -- Voice at 3:00 A.M. 113 -- Speck-Sized Screaming Head 114 -- Soul Has Many Brides 115 -- El libro de la sexualidad 116 -- Mummy's Curse 117 -- Prison Guards Silhouetted Against the Sky 118 -- School for Visionaries 119 -- Midsummer Feast 120 -- Obscurely Occupied 121 -- On the Meadow 122 -- Talking to the Ceiling 123 -- De Occulta Philosophia 131 -- Mystic Life 133 -- Ambiguity's Wedding 137 -- Head of a Doll 138 -- From Night Picnic, 2001 -- Past-Lives Therapy 141 -- Unmade Beds 142 -- Street of Jewelers 143 -- One to Worry About 144 -- Cherry Blossom Time 145 -- Sunday Papers 146 -- And Then I Think 147 -- Altar 148 -- My Father Attributed Immortality to Waiters 149 -- Views From a Train 150 -- Night Picnic 151 -- Car Graveyard 152 -- Wooden Church 153 -- Lives of the Alchemists 154 -- New Poems -- Nearest Nameless 157 -- Empty Barbershop 158 -- In the Street 159 -- Grayheaded Schoolchildren 160 -- Serving Time 161 -- Postcard from S. 162 -- Little Night Music 163 -- Driving These Roads 164 -- Museum Opens at Midnight 165 -- Party Fiend 167 -- Prompter 168 -- Autumn Sky 169 -- Something Large Is in the Woods 170 -- To the One Tunneling 171 -- Separate Truths 172 -- Secret Doctrine 173 -- Hearse 174 -- Cafe Don Quixote 176 -- Late September 177.
Summary Charles Simic has been widely celebrated for his brilliant poetic imagery; his social, political, and moral alertness; his uncanny ability to make the ordinary extraordinary; and not least, a sardonic humor all his own. Gathering much of his material from the seemingly mundane minutia of contemporary American culture, Simic matches meditations on spiritual concerns and the weight of history with a nimble wit, shifting effortlessly to moments of clear vision and intense poetic revelation. The poems in this collection -- spanning two decades of his work -- present a rich and varied survey of a remarkable lyrical journey.
Variant Title Voice at three a.m.
ISBN 0151008426