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Bearings

Price : $19.75
ISBN # : 9788172238346
Author : Karthika Nair
pages: 104
Edition : Hardcover
Volumes : 1
Publisher : HarperCollins
Published : 2009

This debut collection of poems heralds the arrival of an exceptionally talented poet whose work is marked by a rigorous yet delightful experimentation with forms and techniques without ever losing out on the lyricism that is the hallmark of great poetry. In the words of the poet herself, 'Bearings began as the only tangible signs of an attempt to stay connected to a language that felt most intimately my own, and yet did not figure in my landscape any more.' Through its three sections, Virga, Damaged Goods and Terra Infirma, Karthika Naïr meditates on the intertwined themes of directions, moorings and disclosures, with the multiple meanings and connections inherent in the title itself. Bereavement and absences, the loss of memory and love, concerns about home and identity, find eloquent expression in these evocative poems which the poet likens to a logbook of journeys without any particular destination in mind, with language as shape-shifting map, and the desire to express, to share as the sole, somewhat unreliable, compass.



Author Bio: Karthika Naïr was born in 1972 in Kerala. The daughter of an army officer, she travelled extensively across India during her childhood. She moved to France in 2000 to pursue a masters degree in art management, and stayed on in Paris thereafter, where she worked for institutions like the Grande Halle de la Villette, the Cité de la musique, and the Centre national de la danse. In 2007, she switched sides to manage choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaouis projects.

This book was added to South Asia bookstore on Wednesday 30 November, 2011.
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