The Book of Gods and Devils

Loneliness, loss, sadness, and mystery mark this wonderful volume of forty-nine poems by Charles Simic, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for The World Doesn’t End and praised as “one of the truly imaginative writers of our ...

The Book of Gods and Devils

“A loopy pilgrimage from a haunted past into a hopped-up, mad new world” from the Pulitzer Prize winner and former US poet laureate (Newsday). Loneliness, loss, sadness, and mystery mark this wonderful volume of forty-nine poems by Charles Simic, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for The World Doesn’t End and praised as “one of the truly imaginative writers of our time” by the Los Angeles Times. “A Charles Simic poem starts with a sentence fragment, an ungainly image crash-landing at the feet of a speaker who was expecting something else entirely . . . There is a Central European sensibility at work in his poems.” —The New York Times Book Review “Simic is adept at runic inscriptions, fragments of dislodged civilizations, the shards of universal disjunction, and poignant ruin.” —The Washington Post “The quality of Simic’s poems has grown steadily over the past two decades, despite a MacArthur ‘genius’ award and last year’s Pulitzer. Such prizes seem piteously small next to the large beauties of his work.” —Harvard Book Review “Fifty poems of inimitable grace and beauty.” —Publishers Weekly “He touches the reader with an aching impact.” —The Litchfield County Times

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The Book of Gods and Devils
Language: en
Pages: 68
Authors: Charles Simic
Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 1990-11-30 - Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

“A loopy pilgrimage from a haunted past into a hopped-up, mad new world” from the Pulitzer Prize winner and former US poet laureate (Newsday). Loneliness, loss, sadness, and mystery mark this wonderful volume of forty-nine poems by Charles Simic, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for The World Doesn’t
The Revelation of Gods and Devils
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Zi YeKuDeng
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-11-16 - Publisher: Funstory

In a country where martial arts were paramount, where would the weak protagonist go? In a country where martial arts were paramount, where would the protagonist of a demon clan elder's memories go? On one side was the memories of the devil, and on the other side was the power
The Mammoth Book of Angels & Demons
Language: en
Pages: 560
Authors: Paula Guran
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-05-16 - Publisher: Hachette UK

Despite our tendency to think of the demonic as evil and the angelic as good, our own legends don't always bear this out. Angels can be the incarnation of light and salvation, but they can also fall - Satan himself is a fallen angel. Demons can be truly demonic, but
God of Nothing (Book #1 The ALL)
Language: en
Pages: 499
Authors: Shane Scott
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-02-06 - Publisher: Scott Paine

What if God and the Devil had a daughter? Who would she be? The ALL chronicles four generations of the most powerful Immortal family in God’s creation. The Promethean saga spans uncountable years and dozens of worlds. Mortals, Gods, Devils, Dragons, Titans, Demons, Werewolves, Vampires and Angels clash in a
The Routledge Dictionary of Gods and Goddesses, Devils and Demons
Language: en
Pages: 263
Authors: Manfred Lurker
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004 - Publisher: Psychology Press

From classical Greek and Roman mythology to the gods of Eastern Europe and Mesopotamia; from Nordic giants to Islamic jinns and Egyptian monsters, this dictionary is packed with descriptions of the figures most worshipped and feared around the world and across time. Fully cross-referenced and with over 100 illustrations, it