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Grun-tu-molani free pdf Vidyan Ravinthiran's much-anticipated first collection contains many poems about Sri Lanka which fuse politics, personal history and myth, yet his voice pitches itself not so much halfway between East and West as between emotional forthrightness and linguistic exuberance. Traditional forms - of culture, of verse - contend with brusquer impulses in an era of technological distortion- without taking himself too seriously, the poet asks if perhaps we don't take ourselves seriously enough. These are poems of impassioned intelligence, which refuse to separate thought and feeling and seek not only to delight and disturb but to work through difficult problems. The intricacies of the modern relationship - the smallest society, a haven of two - are reconnected with the historical world- translations, some from classical Tamil, ask how close two languages or two people can get. Indeed, Grun-tu-molani is concerned throughout with a range of human behaviours common to different societies - the need to assert oneself, save face, explain, and touch- the last of which would not be possible were it not for the distances between us.

About Vidyan Ravinthiran

Born in Leeds to Sri Lankan parents, Vidyan Ravinthiran is a poet and critic currently based in Cambridge, where he is a research fellow at Selwyn College. He was awarded his D.Phil for his thesis on Elizabeth Bishop at Balliol College, Oxford, in 2010, and was formerly poetry editor of the Oxonian Review. He reviews frequently (in Poetry Review, Poetry London, PN Review, the TLS and other magazines), and is currently working on a novel, as well as a book about Elizabeth Bishop. His pamphlet At Home or Nowhere was published by Tall-Lighthouse in 2008. His first book-length collection, Grun-tu-molani, is published by Bloodaxe Books in 2014.

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Author : Vidyan Ravinthiran
Publisher : Bloodaxe Books Ltd
Data Published : 27 March 2014
ISBN : 1780370997
EAN : 9781780370996
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 96 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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