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Things that happen and other poems

Author: Bhāskara Cakrabartī; Arunava Sinha
Publisher: Calcutta, [India] : Seagull Books, 2016. ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Bhaskar Chakrabarti's poetry is synonymous with the romantic melancholia inherent to Calcutta. His trenchant poetic voice was one of the most significant to emerge in the 1960s and 70s, perhaps the most prolific period of modern Bengali poetry. Spanning the rise of militant leftism, the spread of crippling poverty across India, the war in Bangladesh, the influx of millions of refugees, the dark, dictatorial days of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bhāskara Cakrabartī; Arunava Sinha
ISBN: 9780857423894 0857423894
OCLC Number: 945353931
Language Note: Translated from Bengali.
Notes: Poems.
Description: xix, 185 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: From When will winter come, Suparna? --
From Come, good news, come --
From On the streets once more --
From With the land --
From The sky will be partly cloudy --
From Rehearsals for dreaming --
From You are my sleep --
From The blue planet --
From How are you humans? --
From The language of giraffes --
Unpublished and uncollected poems.
Other Titles: Works.
Responsibility: Bhaskar Chakrabarti ; translated by Arunava Sinha.

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Bhaskar Chakrabarti's poetry is synonymous with the romantic melancholia inherent to Calcutta. His trenchant poetic voice was one of the most significant to emerge in the 1960s and 70s, perhaps the most prolific period of modern Bengali poetry. Spanning the rise of militant leftism, the spread of crippling poverty across India, the war in Bangladesh, the influx of millions of refugees, the dark, dictatorial days of Indira Gandhi's reign, and the disillusionment of communist rule in Bengal, Chakrabarti's poems plumb the depths of urban angst, expressing the spirit of sadness and alienation in delicate metaphors wrapped in deceptively lucid language. In this first-ever comprehensive translation of Chakrabarti's work, award-winning translator Arunava Sinha masterfully articulates that clarity of vision, retaining the unique cadence and idioms of the Bengali language. Presenting verses and prose poems from all of Chakrabarti's life, from his first volume, When Will Winter Come, published in 1971, to his last, The Language of Giraffes, published just before his death in 2005, and collecting several unpublished works as well. Things That Happen and Other Poems introduces the world to a brilliant and universal poetic voice of urban life.

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