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The Resource A fly in the soup : memoirs, Charles Simic

A fly in the soup : memoirs, Charles Simic

Label
A fly in the soup : memoirs
Title
A fly in the soup
Title remainder
memoirs
Statement of responsibility
Charles Simic
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this memoir by one of America's most revered contemporary poets, Charles Simic recounts his journey from a childhood in war-torn Yugoslavia to his coming-of-age experiences as a young bohemian in New York City, then as a reluctant draftee in the United States Army. Simic's early years in Belgrade, a city bombed first by the Nazis in 1941 and then by the Allies in 1944, recall memories of bombs, broken glass, and visits from the Gestapo. His family is jailed for trying to flee the newly Communist Yugoslavia and finally manages to emigrate in 1953. Their first stop is Paris, where the teenaged Simic, craving the forbidden, slips out for his first taste of French nightlife and nudie shows. In New York and Chicago, Simic attends high school, and his intense interests in art, poetry, jazz, film - and women - ripen into fully formed passions. The memoir continues with recollections of Simic's induction into the Army, the publication of his first poem, and family dinners with his highly opinionated but much beloved Uncle Boris." "The pieces in this collection, previously scattered in various books and literary magazines, have been arranged chronologically to create an unusual memoir of exile and refugee life, a collage of stories, anecdotes, meditations, and poetic fragments from one of the most barbaric periods of the last century. A Fly in the Soup is both the story of a young man whose travel agents were Hitler and Stalin and an autobiography of the childhood and coming of age of one of the most respected contemporary American poets."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1938-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Simic, Charles
Dewey number
  • 811/.54
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3569.I4725
LC item number
Z468 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Poets on poetry
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Simic, Charles
  • Poets, American
Label
A fly in the soup : memoirs, Charles Simic
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
44013836
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
182 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780472111503
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00009295
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Label
A fly in the soup : memoirs, Charles Simic
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
44013836
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
182 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780472111503
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00009295
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits

Library Locations

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