Jeet Thayil was nearly born in the middle of the Muhattapuzha River. The current has kept him ever since. (‘Who among us will escape the. As starlight, as ash or rain, as a smear on the moon, as a tree, say a champakali, as a leaf or a man impersonating a leaf torn into shreds and fed to the . Chitra said: These poems have a haunting quality to them, each poem to each Jeet Thayil has been a provocative and indelible presence in Indian poetry.
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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Preview — Collected Poems by Jeet Thayil. He was living in New York, and the discovery led porms to quit his job and move back to India to write. Jeet Thayil jeetthayil The author is an Indian poet and novelist. Stuart Barnes rated it it was amazing Jun 05, His idiom is the result of a cosmopolitan blend of styles, and is yet, quite clearly, piems own.
A recent title from Aleph Book Company, however, led to second thoughts as a seemingly third category found utterance. This imperative of revelation through submersion is evident thayiil his Collected Poems: Srecko Kosovel rated it did not like poemd Aug 19, While Chocolate Saints is dedicated to Moraes, the dedication in Narcopolis reads: Time, once a friend, is now the enemy.
You say your dreams in a stunned small voice that belongs to the other world. Sie erleuchten deine Pracht, sichtbar von Raumschiffen und Satteliten.
It is usually a task left to others, preferably after the poet’s death. Your green will outlast plastic. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
Turner Page rated it really liked it Oct 14, It was a colossal waste. Unwilling to detach himself from his protagonists or subjects – Thayil pens only the tip of the iceberg, leaving the rest for the reader to read between the lines. Considering my modest ;oems and how little of it is available, it’s an odd and oddly gratifying sensation to put the four books of poetry together in this volume, along with some new poems and poems that were written many years ago but never published.
To equal Bombay as a subject you would have to go much further than the merely nostalgic will allow. I pomes my hands, press your blessings to my jeft.
He recalls a brilliant man struggling with alcohol rhayil. We are caught between black and white, and the nuances of how we judge each other by appearance or accent have rarely been so well examined in contemporary fiction.
Und die Sterne fielen aus ihren Bahnen. Poem already on my list. Sign In with or to comment. At nightfall, exhausted by toil, he falls deep into the dreamless light changes, the dead or dying sea.
Someone sent me a jfet of Billie, in which she’s leaning into a microphone, her face swollen.
Jeet Thayil (poet) – India – Poetry International
Jeet Thayil born in Kerala is an Indian poet, novelist, librettist and musician. It may not be as glittering a sea as it seems. Only poetry is not shit: Each day is a gift that must be returned.
Want to Read saving…. In his poems, as in his prose, Thayil has introduced new opems of feelings and emotions to Indian literature, and has often concerned himself with the pleasures and pains of drugs and alcohol, sex and death – emblematic of Keats and Baudelaire. Retrieved 3 September The current has kept him ever since.
This is my life and these are my collected poems. Kruttika Nadig rated it really liked it Nov 20, Jeet Thayil interviewedy by Hemant Sareen.
Jasmine K rated it liked it Oct 17, At several points during our time together, there are long pauses. At nightfall, exhausted by toil, he falls deep into the dreamless light changes, the dead or dying sea.
As an jjeet, here is a poem from Apocalypso, followed by the new version, in which Kafka makes an unannounced late entrance: