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Door of Paper: Essays & Memoirs

 
Jayanta Mahapatra (Author)
Synopsis This collection of prose of Jayanta Mahapatra, which brings together his engaging lyrical essays written over the last thirty years, should open a door on and provide a deeper insight into his work. In these essays and memoirs Mahapatra ruminates over such things as what he finds in a good poem, how he feels about his own creative process and what governs him while he writes a poem; or a book like The Hive, or his meeting with the mythic Ginsberg.  Even in his essays on social issues like hunger in Koraput or a cyclone in Orissa, he is trying to plumb mystery, an activity so dear to this conscientious poet.  Many of these pieces were first published in literary magazines in the US and Canada, notably in Dalhousie Review.  The Hudson Review, Queen's Quarterly and World Literature Today, among others.
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Jayanta Mahapatra

Jayanta Mahapatra is a leading Indian poet.  He has read and published his poetry all over the world.  He has won such coveted awards as the Jacob Glatstein Memorial Award of Chicago’s Poetry and the Sahitya Akademi Award.  Four out of his sixteen collections of poems are published abroad. Some of the latest prestigious international anthologies which include his poems are The Vintage Books of Contemporary World Poetry (Random House, New York, 1996) and The Poetry Anthology 1912-2002, Ivan R. Dee, Chicago, 2002.  His latest book is Random Descent.  He lives in Cuttack where he edits the influential literary magazine Chandrabhaga. 

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Title Door of Paper: Essays & Memoirs
Format Hardcover
Date published: 27.01.2007
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Authors Press
Language: English
isbn 9788172733742
length x+224p., 24cm.