A Reluctant Survivor

A Reluctant Survivor The poetry of A Reluctant Survivor is concerned with the self and the ways in which it negotiated the world and withdrew from it by turns In this book places and people can appear at once familiar an

  • Title: A Reluctant Survivor
  • Author: Sridala Swami
  • ISBN: 9788126024353
  • Page: 247
  • Format: Paperback
  • The poetry of A Reluctant Survivor is concerned with the self and the ways in which it negotiated the world and withdrew from it by turns In this book, places and people can appear at once familiar and fantastic, vulnerable and strange Most of Sridala Swami s poems are short and spare but her words are deceptively simple and her silences resonate with suggestions and aThe poetry of A Reluctant Survivor is concerned with the self and the ways in which it negotiated the world and withdrew from it by turns In this book, places and people can appear at once familiar and fantastic, vulnerable and strange Most of Sridala Swami s poems are short and spare but her words are deceptively simple and her silences resonate with suggestions and ambivalences More evocative than descriptive, these poems have an inwardness bordering on meditation, but there is also an engagement with the world outside cities, temples, riot ravaged streets Above all, these poems reflect on the subtleties of human relationships See at indiaclub Shop SearchR

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    1. The more I read Sridala Swami's poetry, the more I fall in love with her use of imagery and language. This is her first book, which is every bit as good as her more recent book Escape Artist. In both books there is a poem entitled "Hospital Catalogues", each dealing with a different moment in life and responding to the environment of the hospital, first with birth than later with death. Both are equally moving. Many of her poems leave one strong, yet subtle imagery of the environment as in "Ceme [...]

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