An insightful, engaging introduction to poetry written by one of Englands leading poets makes use of prisoner work songs, Broadway show tunes, and the cries of street vendors to introduce readers to the rhythms of poetry. Reprint.
The Narrator In These Poems Abandons The Sectarian Histories Of 1990S Bombay For The Relative Calm Of New York, Only To Find Himself A Witness To September 11, 2001. In The Faux Prologue Poem About The Author , He Stands On Sixth, Watching Ruin, With A Handful Of Rain And A Prophecy , A Citizen Of No Country Except The Republic That Gives The Book Its Title. English Here Is More Than Language It Is A Metaphor For Divinity, And It Holds A Hard-Won Tenderness For All Things Living. Jeet Thayil S Second Full-Length Collection Links Images Of Water, Addiction And Forgiveness; Poems That Evoke Multiple Outsider Perspectives Are Set In Landscapes As Various As Hong Kong, Doune (Scotland), Pashupatinath (Nepal), Bombay, And, Always, New York City.