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Charles Simic; Simić, Čarls; Čarls Simić

Simic, Charles, 1938-  printer


Descriptive Summary

Record Group: Section A - Correspondence
Dates of materials: 1968
Volume: 4 item(s); 4 pg(s)

Scope and Content


Poet Charles Simic was born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. He came with his family in 1949 to the United States, and they settled in Chicago, Illinois. His college studies began at University of Chicago and then New York University. He finished his undergraduate work at NYU after two years of service in the army. After working as a proofreader for the Chicago Sun-Times, he spent the late 1960's as an editorial assistant to the photography magazine Aperture in New York, where Merton corresponds with him about contributing to Monks Pond. He would later become a professor of English at the California State College, Hayward, and at the University of New Hampshire, Durham. Since his first published work before writing to Merton, he has published a number books of poetry. (Source: "Simic, Charles" Biography from World Authors 1970-1975. 1980. Online. Biography Reference Bank. H.W. Wilson. Bellarmine University Library, Louisville, KY. 3 May 2006. ‹›.)

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See also contributions to Monks Pond, p. 118.

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#DateFrom/ToFirst LinesPub ✓Notes
 y/m/dMerton Scan ✉ 
1. 1968/04/26 (#01) TLS from Merton For a very long time I have been meaning to thank you for your book and tell you how much I liked it «detailed view»
2. 1968/04/26 (#02) TL[c] from Merton For a very long time I have been meaning to thank you for your book and tell you how much I liked it «detailed view»
3. 1968/07/01 TLS from Merton Sorry for exorbitant delay. I'm keeping Forest and Seed for Monkspond 3. And returning this other «detailed view»
4. 1968/07/15? TLS to Merton Anytime somebody asks me for some biographical data, I have a hell of a time. Whatever I have done «detailed view»

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