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Homage to the Lame Wolf

Selected Poems

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 The new version adds two sequences--"Give Me Back My Rage" and "Heaven’s Ring"--as well as some previously unpublished sections of the justly famous series, "The Little Box."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.

168 pages | 5 x 7 1/2

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Table of Contents

Introduction • WHITE PEBBLE • White Pebble • Heart of the Pebble • Dream of the Pebble • Love of the Pebble • Adventure of the Pebble • Secret of the Pebble • Two Pebbles • BONE TO BONE • At the Beginning • After the Beginning • In the Sun • Under the Ground • In the Moonlight • Before the End • At the End • GAMES • Before the Game • Floornail • Hide-And-Seek • Seducer • Wedding • Rose Thieves • Between Games • Race • Seeds • Rotten Mare • Hunter • Ashes • After the Game • GIVE ME BACK MY RAGS • THE YAWN OF YAWNS • The Stargazer’s Legacy • Forgetful Number • Proud Error • Prudent Triangle • Echo Turned To Stone • The Tale About a Tale • The Yawn of Yawns • HEAVEN’S RING • Stargazer’s Death • Heaven’s Ring • Good For Nothing • Orphan Absence • The Shadow Maker • The Starry Snail • Immigrant Stars • ST. SAVA’S SPRING • St. Sava’s Spring • The Life of St. Sava • St. Sava • St. Sava the Blacksmith • St. Sava the Shepherd • St. Sava’s School • St. Sava’s Travels • St. Sava Before His Spring • HOMAGE TO THE LAME WOLF • WOLF’S EARTH • THE LITTLE BOX • The Little Box • The Admirers of the Little Box • The Craftsmen of the Little Box • The Owners of the Little Box • The Tenants of the Little Box • The Enemies of the Little Box • The Victims of the Little Box • The Judges of the Little Box • The Benefactors of the Little Box • The Prisoners of the Little Box • Last News About the Little Box • FROM RAW FLESH • Earthbound Constellation • Eyes of a Wolf • Stepfather of Wolves • Broken Horns • The Other World • Shadow of a Shewolf • Unknown Citizen • In the Village of My Ancestors • Under the Sign of Wolves • Wolf-Ancestry

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