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Illusions and Delusions and Dirty Words£12.99
Illusions and Delusions and Dirty Words is a gathering of Roshan Doug’s decade of poetry writings. Whether autobiographical, topical or literary, these poems and poetic prose deal directly with the central questions of belonging and cultural identity. In an era of political suspicion and overt individualism, Doug asks who are we and what is our relationship with heritage, our language and the world in which we live? How much do we owe to our politically changing landscape and, what is our responsibility to our history?
No, I Am Not Prince Hamlet£6.99
No. I am Not Prince Hamlet is a line from T.S Eliot’s The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock where, poignantly, the narrative persona concedes to his own misgivings and personal failures.
Here Doug uses that thought as a way continuing his own poetic exploration of belonging and cultural identity, issues which are more relevant in today’s world than ever before.
The Delicate Falling of a God£6.99
The Delicate Falling of a God is a sequence of elegies to commemorate the events of 11th September 2001 and the subsequent war on terror including the international conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq. In this gentle, reflective collection, Doug broadens the canvas of his poetic perception from the autobiographical to the universal, by displaying, as one critic observed, ‘an outstanding stylistic versatility’.
The English-Knowing Men£6.99
The English-knowing Men is a phrase taken from one of Gandhi’s speeches in which he warned that the real enemy of India will not be the British, after independence, but ‘the English-knowing Men’, the anglicized Asians, Indian in appearance but English in terms of outlook. Roshan uses this as a springboard to reassess his position and identity in a bi-cultural environment. Here is a voice that is soft and vibrant.
What Light is Light£6.99
Semi-autobiographical, ‘What Light is Light. . .’ is a haunting and provocative set of poems in which Doug explores the ephemeral nature of the universe and the acute temporality that governs our being. In this soft, lyrical sequence, Doug ponders on loss and the frailty that hovers over us as we move from one stage of lives to the other. Here we are taken on a journey – from light to darkness; from love to death. In the bleakness of our lives, only the scattering of hope in the human spirit guides us.