ISBN 9780099282648,Survivor



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Publication Year 2000

ISBN 9780099282648

ISBN-10 009928264X


Number of Pages 304 Pages
Language (English)

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Sridala Swamis Escape Artist Offers A Diviners Eloquent Testimony To Survival In A World Of Dissolving Certitudes, Precarious Relationships, Transcontinental Mobility And Political Cataclysm. Transiting Between The Vivid Latitudes Of Delight And The Austere Geometries Of Mortality, These Poems Map The Dilemmas Of The Bodied Self. Poised, Subtle, Luminous, Swamis Poetry Clothes The Ephemera Of Everyday Life In An Intimate Tangibility And Secures Them Against The Insistent Attrition'S Of History And Nature. The Finely Gauged Frame Is Swamis Chosen Instrument. Through It, She Effects Surprising Juxtapositions Of Myth And Contemporary Experience, Investigates Whether The Finality Of Extinction Is Preferable To The Self-Parody Of Repetition, Revisits Paul Celans Cryptic Notations, Odilon Redons Enigmatic Images, Abbas Kiarostamis Deceptively Quotidian Cinema And Pays Homage To That Re-Discoverer Of Lost Myths, Giorgos Seferis. At The Core Of Escape Artist Is A Visceral Awareness Of What Words Can Do - They Can Induce Temporary Insanity, Voice Inaudible Stories And Remind Us That The Measure Of Love Is Not Loss But Residue'.