This collection of poems reflect for the most part our own times and are rewarding for the manner in which life is faithfully and often poignantly restored in poetic shapes. This is another major triumph from one of the world's most important poets.
In this collection of poems, his first book since â€˜The Golden Gateâ€™, the best-selling novel inverse, Vikram Sethâ€™s marvelous facility with language is once again displayed to full effect. But beyond this, he demonstrates a new range, perhaps best exemplified in the second section â€˜In Other Voicesâ€™, where he relives the experience of othersâ€”a Nazi concentration camp commandant, the poet Ghalib, a doctor in Hiroshima on the day the atom bomb fellâ€”in poetry rich in implication and concrete detail.
The poems in the other four sections reflect, for the most part, our own times and are rewarding for the manner in which life is faithfully and often poignantly restored in poetic shapes. â€˜All You Who Sleep Tonightâ€™ is another major triumph from one of the worldâ€™s most important poets.