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Space Gulliver: Poems free pdf Boldly playful, ingenious, associative and mercurial, Sampurna Chattarji's new poems careen through varied terrain, geographic and linguistic, in a dizzy journey of defamiliarization, as the alien protagonist, Space Gulliver, extends and challenges habitual ideas of what constitutes the mundane. In the process, she proceeds to recover for herself the sense of 'first-time-ness', the art of being 'vulnerable to every body that rests against mine, vulnerable to the word "eagle", the idea of the scar that the knife has left around the heart'. She also recovers the art of living on the edge - 'a good place to sit when you wish/ to regard the world you had insanely loved/ and now feel only a puzzled affection for'. Here is a book that blends intellectual enquiry, a taste for whimsy and a love of language into challenging and audacious poetry. - ARUNDHATHI SUBRAMANIAM Poet and editor The work is a joy to read. I found myself moved and delighted by its various aspects: reports on the cathedral in its changing moods, the diary-like pieces and the Space Gulliver poems. For me, the cathedral poems were a lovely place to start. I was very affected by the way the building kept glancing into sight, reflecting the season and the way a person comes upon it. The way the poems turned the corner made a remote site real. The diary pieces were more real, uncannily so at times, as events that I sometimes recognized came into a wandering written form. The shifts from poems to prose were quite thrilling, full pages dropping into almost emptied spaces. For me, though, the real pleasure in this set came with the beautiful revolutions of the Space Gulliver poems. What worked was precisely the way the poet kept working the line and the voice, so that with each poem new resources emerged. I began by admiring this as a practice but gradually, as the voice and its commitments developed, I found myself simply taken by the language and what it had become able to do. Something quite remarkable starts to happen at some point in this sequence so that by the end the reader - this reader anyway - is fully enfolded in Space Gulliver's world. - DAVID HERD Poet and professor of Modern Literature, University of Kent

About Chattarji Sampurna

SAMPURNA CHATTARJI is a poet, novelist and translator. Her thirteen books include four poetry titles: The Scorpion (e-single, Harper21, 2013), Absent Muses (Poetrywala, 2010), The Fried Frog (Scholastic, 2009), Sight May Strike You Blind (Sahitya Akademi, 2007)- two novels, Rupture (2009) and Land of the Well (2012), both from HarperCollins- and her short-story collection about Bombay/Mumbai, Dirty Love (Penguin, 2013). Numerous anthology appearances include 60 Indian Poets (Penguin)- The Bloodaxe Book of Contemporary Indian Poets- The HarperCollins Book of English Poetry and The Literary Review Indian Poetry Issue. Sampurna is the editor of Sweeping the Front Yard, an anthology of women's writing. Her poetry has been translated into German, Swiss-German, Welsh, Scots, French, Gaelic, Estonian, Arabic, Portuguese, Frisian, Tamil, Manipuri, Kannada, Bangla and Bambaiyya- and her children's fiction into Welsh and Icelandic. In 2012, she was the Charles Wallace writer-in-residence at the University of Kent, Canterbury. Selected Poems (Harper Perennial, 2014), her translation of the Bengali poet Joy Goswami's work, was shortlisted for the inaugural Khushwant Singh Memorial Prize for Poetry.

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Author : Chattarji Sampurna
Publisher : HarperCollins India
Data Published : 16 July 2015
ISBN : 9351772373
EAN : 9789351772378
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 16 July 2015
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