Selected Prose

Selected Prose That Nissim Ezekiel is arguably the most influential widely read and appreciated modern Indian poet writing in English is well known Less well known is that he is also a prose writer of considerable

  • Title: Selected Prose
  • Author: Nissim Ezekiel
  • ISBN: 9780195628661
  • Page: 241
  • Format: Hardcover
  • That Nissim Ezekiel is arguably the most influential, widely read, and appreciated modern Indian poet writing in English is well known Less well known is that he is also a prose writer of considerable stature, although he has written very extensively with great sensitivity, style, and distinction on literature, art, television, books, and a range of other subjects for welThat Nissim Ezekiel is arguably the most influential, widely read, and appreciated modern Indian poet writing in English is well known Less well known is that he is also a prose writer of considerable stature, although he has written very extensively with great sensitivity, style, and distinction on literature, art, television, books, and a range of other subjects for well over three decades This gap in perception stems primarily from his prose writing being scattered in newspapers, journals and introductions to other books, giving readers and critics little opportunity to see them as an intellectually and stylistically distinctive body of work, of an original, inquiring, questing mind, consistent in the view that there are no easy answers to the questions of life and art that each individual must seek his own anew every time on every issue This book remedies this gap in perception by bringing together some of Ezekiel s best prose arranged in five sections entitled On Poetry, On Philosophy, On Art and Culture, On Life and Thought, and On Books.

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    1. The essay on art reviewing and criticism is the only interesting one. The first five, more formal essays read ponderously since NE is saying nothing unusual in a kind of formal style that was extant four decades back, now deadly dated. I expected the interview would be insightful since I was interested in Nissim as a figure - a mentor to many Indian English poets, one of the first Indian English poets - if not as poet, but now I'm not interested in him as a figure either, at least not in his own [...]

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