Get personalized recommendations and earn points toward a free book!
Check Out
The Bestselling Books of All Time
See the List
Arvind Krishna Mehrotra by Arvind Krishna Mehrotra

Arvind Krishna Mehrotra

Best Seller
Arvind Krishna Mehrotra by Arvind Krishna Mehrotra
Paperback
Nov 12, 2019 | ISBN 9781681374017
See All Formats (1) +
  • Paperback $18.00

    Nov 12, 2019 | ISBN 9781681374017

  • Ebook $9.99

    Nov 12, 2019 | ISBN 9781681374024

*This title is not eligible for purchase to earn points nor for redemption with your code in the Reader Rewards program

Product Details

Praise

“Treasured Indian poet Arvind Mehrotra once described himself as ‘a speechless shadow in a world of sound.’ Tracing the turns of his lyric universe, which whirls between the fabled West and timeless East, between sunset and Dehra Dun, between poisoned wells and Heian diary, between hoopoe and dentist, sultan and ironing lady, memory and lover, gatha and translation, we are the speechless shadow, awed by the depths and concision of his inventive wit, erupting aloud at his offbeat humor, following his light footprints across the bridge of tradition and renewal to the ‘approaching path where we’ve always been arriving.’” —Jeffrey Yang 

“One of the finest poets working in any language…a poet-critic of an exceptionally high order.” —Peter D. McDonald

“Mehrotra has consciously charted for himself a personal and a poetical tradition. [The translated] texts influence and modulate Mehrotra’s English poems in their craft and content in the same way that the English poems feed into the ‘other.’” —Mantra Mukim, Asymptote
 
“Mehrotra’s great achievement is to let us in, as few other modern writers have, to the speaker’s experience of accident and wonder.” —Amit Chaudhuri
 
“Arvind Krishna Mehrotra has written masterpieces. That few know this is testament only to a widespread ignorance of Indian poetry. His poems resist overt displays of nationality (although they depict, with ever-varied nonconformity, the nuances of India neighborhoods), and they’ve a minimalist, rather than a maximalist, distinctiveness. It’s time they gained a worldwide audience.” —Vidyan Ravinthiran

Back to Top