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Arun Kolatkar : collected poems in English

Author: Aruṇa Kolaṭakara; Arvind Krishna Mehrotra
Publisher: Tarset : Bloodaxe, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : English
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First Collected edition of the poetry in English by one of India's greatest modern poets.

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Genre/Form: Poetry
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Aruṇa Kolaṭakara; Arvind Krishna Mehrotra
ISBN: 9781852248536 185224853X
OCLC Number: 648101107
Description: 383 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Poems in Marathi : from Arun Kolatkarchya Kavita (1977). One seldom sees a woman ; The fuse ; Three cups of tea ; Song of the flour mill ; The turnaround ; Biograph ; The wind song ; Hospital poems ; Crabs ; Malkhamb ; Old newspapers ; Buildings ; The blanket ; To a cloud ; The feast ; Black handkerchief ; Pictures from a Marathi alphabet chart --
from Chirimiri (2003). The one who did not go ; Ambu invites Vithoba for a round of phugadi ; A prostitute on a pilgrimage to Pandharpur visits the photographer's tent during the Annual Ashadhi Fair ; Greetings ; The left half ; Crying mangoes in Colaba ; A highly prejudiced account of a Bhajan session that took place in 1921 or thereabouts in the office of Patrick Kelly, the then Police Commissioner of Bombay, at which Govindbua presented a Marathi song written by Dnyaneshwar in the 13th century ; A song for Yalloo ; Chirimiri --
Words for music. Tape me drunk ; Third pasta lane breakdown ; Door to door blues ; Taxi song ; Nobody ; Hi constable ; Cold stone sober ; A fraction of a second before the action starts ; Spinach for dinner ; Been working on this statue ; I saw a hair growing ; What's a man to do if a well runs dry ; Molotov cocktail ; Joe and Bongo Bongo ; Radio message from a quake hit town ; Poor man --
Translations. if death's ; in the beginning ; i eat god ; see the void ; god my darling ; the zoom ant ; wonder of wonders ; Who cares for god's man ; Lesser ; I'm tied to this ; My body takes on ; Don't think I don't ; What now my son ; We ae the enduring bums ; I followed ; Narayan ; Magnified in every direction ; Believe me, saints ; There's no percentage ; It was a case ; You pawned ; I it was ; Tuka tiptoed ; Blasted ; Tuka is stark raving mad ; I've had my days ; Lacking in guile ; Without seeing a thing ; What will I eat now ; Harvest done --
the boatride. Appendices --
Poems. an alfabet for darshan ; Three cups of tea : song version ; awards have many uses --
From an undated sheet --
'Making love to a poem' --
Afterword : what is an Indian poem? --
Chronology.
Other Titles: Poems.
Collected poems in English
Responsibility: edited by Arvind Krishna Mehrotra.

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