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Ragas of longing : the poetry of Michael Ondaatje

Author: Sam Solecki
Publisher: Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Ragas of Longing, Sam Solecki offers the first book-length study of Michael Ondaatje's poetry and its place within his overall body of work. Relating the poetry to various poetic traditions from classical Tamil to postmodern, Solecki presents a chronological critical reading of Ondaatje's six volumes of poems. Among the study's concerns are the relationship between the poet's life and work, his poetic debts and  Read more...
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Named Person: Michael Ondaatje; Michael Ondaatje; Michael Ondaatje; Michael Ondaatje
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sam Solecki
ISBN: 0802037631 9780802037633 0802085431 9780802085436
OCLC Number: 51631132
Description: 219 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: 'the slight silver key' --
The dainty monsters: poetry of myth and evasion --
Covers --
The man with seven toes: point blank --
Titles --
Rat jelly: 'right to the end of an experience' --
Epigraphs --
There's a trick with a knife I'm learning to do: transition --
Canon I --
Secular love: it runs in the family --
Canon II --
Handwriting: the poetry of return --
Last word: Ondaatje on poetry.
Responsibility: Sam Solecki.

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Solecki suggests that Ondaatje's poetry can be seen as constituting a relatively unified personal canon that has evolved with each book building on its predecessor while simultaneously preparing the  Read more...
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