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Blind Man's Lantern: Poems that lash out, mock and rip into the dark, 1948 - 2015

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Author: T.Wignesan
Binding: Paperback
ISBN: 9788182536470
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Publisher: Cyberwit.Net
Pub. Date: 2015
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Price: $30
 
 

« ...(Wignesan) definitely writes poems in what is now an English enriched with English idioms, but poems which are not, I think, in the English tradition. (...) Such an English poetry has its own fate. It is the poetry of an English-writing Malayan attempting to use the ancient Indian idea of poetry. (...) It is a spoken rather than a written art, a rhetorical celebration of how the mind moves out of the senses and objects of experience into the experience of beatitude. They claim « the flower and fruit of Speech is Truth », and this is the philosophical aim of Wignesan s verse, its particular direction. He does not imitate Vedic tradition ; he aims at something more personal. (...) I think Wignesan draws from his Hindu interests his philosophic aims, his quantitative lines and his incantatory modes. (...) Wignesan is very much himself, his own dogma, his own ebullient, intensely self-reliant self. (...) These poems show he can make his own way. » excerpted from « Forum Academicum », Heidelberg University, July 1958. Eric Mottram, late Chair of English and American Literature, King s College, University of London

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T.Wignesan

T.Wignesan: Born in Kuala Krai, Malaysia. Up to his twenty-first year in Singapore, India, and Malaysia; then in London, Heidelberg, West Berlin, Madrid, and Paris.

Education: After only four years of schooling at Batu Road School and the Victoria Institution in Kuala Lumpur (1946- 1949: dropped out in 1950); school and higher school certificates (Cambridge University: 1951 (SC: 9 subjects - Grade One) & 1953 (HSC: 1 A-level & 3 O-levels), and London University GCE: 4 A-levels and 1 O-level - 1955); Bar studies at the Inns of Court School of Law, London (1953-56)...


 
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