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by Sundara Ramaswamy

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8186852646 - Year: 2001 - Pages: 286



Sundara Ramaswamy
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Author: Sundara Ramaswamy
Lakshmi Holmstrom/
Publisher: Manas
Year: 2001
Language: English
Pages: 286
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8186852646


This compilation puts together for the first time in English a selection of fiction,
non-fiction and poetry showcasing the broad sweep of writing of one of the most versatile and innovative Tamil writers.

One of the most versatile and innovative of Tamil writers, Sundara Ramaswamy whose long literary career has spanned fifty-odd years, has written short stories, novels, poetry and criticism.

While his early stories focus on a changing reality, offering glimpses into the daily lives of people, his later writ rings reflect the violent contrasts in the external world that both disturbingly parallel and reveal the bitter contradictions of the inner world. Known for their technical brilliance, his stories, underscored by compassion and humor, work at various levels, throwing up unexpected changes and disquieting endings. His poetry published under the name of Pasuvayya uses imagery and word-order in fresh innovative ways.

Well-known editor and translator Lakshmi Holmstrom has put together for the first time in English a selection of his fiction, non-fiction and poetry that showcases the broad sweep of his writing.


GOMATHI NARAYANAN's articles and translations of Tamil literary texts have appeared in Indian Literature and other periodicals. The Sahibs and the natives, a comparative study of Anglo-Indian and Indo-Anglian fiction was published in 1986. Her translation of the Eighteenth Parallel (Padinettavadu Atchackodu) by Ashokmitran was published by Orient Longman.

A R VENKATACHALPATHY is a social historian who teaches at Manonmainam Sundranar University, Tirunelveli. He has written, edited and translated widely in Tamil and English. He has recently published a chronological variorum edition of the complete short stories of Pudumaipittan.

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