'Allow yourself to be outraged and furious, allow yourself to be swept into Joy Goswami's intimate world of passion. His poems are breathtaking. They will momentarily remind you of the time you were resting your head on the chest of a lover, and by the turn of a page remind you of the bloodbath which exists in the world outside. Sampurna Chattarji's translations breathes life and fire into his words.' -- Meena Kandasamy. An essential collection of prose poetry from Joy Goswami, the most important poet writing in Bengali since Jibanananda Das. Selected and translated by Sampurna Chattarji, this book showcases the extraordinary range of the writer's genius and inventiveness.‰Û÷In this book, Joy Goswami performs, with truly Baudelaireanwildness and poise, what he calls ‰Û÷a nyashastraon what is poetry, on why metre should be thrown away‰۪. His tragicomic poeticprose is an explosive plasma, full of fire and irony, frequently leaving thebody, sometimes the earth itself. Now, Sampurna Chattarji recreates each ofthese twenty-first-century visions ‰ÛÓ including the extraordinary sequence ofone-paragraph outbursts on life and death, No shame in bathing before yourmother (2012) ‰ÛÓ in a livingvoice, as inventive and vivid as the English of Joyce. It‰۪s almost more thanink can hold.‰۪‰ÛÓJeremy Noel-Tod, editor of ThePenguin Book of the Prose Poem
|Title:||After Death Comes Water|
|Author:||Joy GoswamiSampurna Chattarji|
Joy Goswami is one of Bengal's foremost poets, with more than thirty published books. His many awards include the Ananda Puroshkar and the Sahitya Akademi Award. Sampurna Chattarji is a poet, novelist and translator. Of her ten books, the most recent are her short stories about Bombay/Mumbai, Dirty Love (Penguin, 2013) and her second novel, Land of the Well (HarperCollins, 2012).Sampurna Chattarji's sixteen books include a short-story collection about Bombay/Mumbai, Dirty Love; a translation of Joy Goswami's Selected Poems; and seven poetry titles, the most recent being Elsewhere Where Else / Lle Arall Ble Arall, co-authored with Eurig Salisbury; and Over and Under Ground in Mumbai & Paris, written in collaboration with Karthika Nair. She is currently Poetry Editor of The Indian Quarterly.