Author: Bruce King
Editor(s): Bruce King
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0195676319
This revised and updated edition brings together the poetry of three contemporary Indian poets--Nissim Ezekiel, A K Ramanujan, and Dom Moraes. Often considered the pioneers of modern Indian poetry in English, they played significant roles in creating a cultural space for postcolonial Indian English-language verse.
Three Indian Poets is an introduction to their lives and poetry, including the characteristics and development of each author's work. It examines their major concerns as well as the themes, preoccupations, traits, and evolution of their poetry. A brief biographical sketch of each poet is followed by a close literary analysis of his entire body of work and discussion of technique and individual poetic process.
Included in this volume are three additional chapters (one on Ramanujan's Black Hen and two on Moraes' final four volumes), as well as updated biographical and bibliographical information.
This study will be invaluable to students of Indian, Commonwealth, and postcolonial literature as well as the general reader with an interest in poetry.
Once in a way, one comes across a publication which stops at nothing short of excellence, it is a brilliantly crafted book, Expertly analysed and meticulously researched, this critique is impartial and balanced.
-Indian Express Sunday Magazine
King organizes his discussion in a straightforward manner, opening with an introduction that summarizes the poet's lives, situates their literary careers within the narrative of the larger culture of Indian-English poety, and compares their different styles, concerns, and poetic achievements.
-World Literature Today
A delectable cocktail of critical comment, literary history, topical reportage, casual biography and textual analysis, with valuable appendices containing abundant and varied information.
- Poetry Chronicle
Nissim Ezekiel: 1948-65
Ezekiel - Later Poems
A K Ramanujan: 1957-76
Ramanujan: Second Sight
Ramanujan: Last Poems
Dom Moraes: 1957-65
Moraes: Collected Poems (1987)
Moraes: Collected Poems (2004)
Moraes: Last Poems