ISBN 9788129120113,Shadows Of The Real

Shadows Of The Real


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ISBN 9788129120113

Rupa & Co

Publication Year 2012

ISBN 9788129120113

ISBN-10 8129120119


Number of Pages 160 Pages
Language (English)


In the maddening crowd of Sarojini Nagar market, a small boy plays by himself he begs to steal from his childhood, his life. Shadows of the Realis K.K. Srivastava's third volume of poetry. Rich with meaning and fragmentary in form, the poems depict the confusing realities and anxieties which characterize contemporary life. The themes are varied, but an undertone of darkness runs through all the poems, revealing the deeper hollowness that lies beneath everyday existence. The poems evoke a plurality of ambivalent images, attempting to explore the relationship between the real and the ephemeral. The poet has also summed up his art in a long preface to the book, where he talks about the need to write poetry, and why he 'loves to talk of darkness'. About the Author K.K. Srivastava, born in 1960 in Gorakhpur, in Uttar Pradesh, studied economics from Gorakhpur University in 1980. He joined the Indian Audit & Accounts Service in 1983 and is currently working as Principal Accountant General (Audit), Madhya Pradesh. He has two volumes of poetry titled, Ineluctable Stillness (2005) and An Armless Hand Writes (2008), to his credit.

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