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Wilting Laughter

Three Tamil Poets

translated by Chelva Kanaganayakam

by (author) R. Cheran & V.I.S. Jayapalan

Publisher
Mawenzi House Publishers Ltd.
Initial publish date
Oct 2009
Category
General
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781894770590
    Publish Date
    Oct 2009
    List Price
    $28.95

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Description

This collection brings together seventy-five poems by three renowned contemporary Tamil poets, whose works stand at the forefront of modern Tamil poetry. All three poets have experienced the pain and dislocation of recent Sri Lankan violence, the rupture of traditional life and the anguish of mass exile, all of which constantly inform their works. Each has created from these experiences a distinct and modern poetics, drawing from the same rich two-thousand-year-old culture.

About the authors

Chelva Kanaganayakam is currently an associate professor in the Department of English at the University of Toronto. His publications include Structures of Negation: The Writings of Zulfikar Ghose (1993); Configurations of Exile: South Asian Writers and Their World (1995) and Dark Antonyms and Paradise: The Poetry of Rienzi Crusz (1997).

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R. Cheran is Assistant Professor in the department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Windsor and a senior research fellow at the International Centre for Ethnic Studies (ICES) in Sri Lanka.

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