Man Of Glass

Sku: 9788172239794

Available At: Hauz Khas
  • ISBN: 9788172239794
  • Author: Khair Tabish
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • Pages: 102
  • Format: Paperback

Book Description

Man of Glass is the first collection of poems by Tabish Khair in a decade following the critically acclaimed Where Parallel Lines Meet (2000). In the three sections of this new collection Khair draws upon three writers from across centuries cultures literary genres and languages: Kalidasa and his fifth-century Sanskrit play The Recognition of Shakuntala Asadullah Khan Ghalib and his early nineteenth-century Urdu ghazals and H.C. Andersen and his Danish 'fairy tales'. All three are united not only by Khair's chosen language of creativity English but also by a concern with reflecting about life and loss identity and indoctrination humanity and divinity and the nature of things and being. Drawing subtly upon the past Khair engages powerfully and movingly with many issues and events particular and perennial of vital concern to the reader today: immigration Afghanistan terror love loss death human duplicity faith prejudice the Iraq War genocide...

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