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You Cannot Turn Away

R Cheran

edited and translated by Chelva Kanaganayagam

 

Tamil/English Poems

 

This book provides, for the first time, a bilingual edition of poetry by R Cheran. These 40 poems cover a range of experiences, including love, war, despair, hope, and diaspora. Cheran is considered one of the finest contemporary poets in Tamil. Both modernist and unfailingly lyrical, his work is a remarkable blend of tradition and innovation. The forty poems in this volume have been translated and introduced by Chelva Kanaganayakam.


R Cheran is currently an associate professor in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology at the University of Windsor. His publications include History and Imagination: Tamil Culture in the Global Context (2007), New Demarcations: Essays in Tamil Studies (2009), Pathways of Dissent: Tamil Nationalism in Sri Lanka (2010), and Empowering Diasporas: Dynamics of Post War Tamil Transnational Politics (2011).

Chelva Kanaganayakam is a professor in the Department of English at the University of Toronto and is also the Director for the Centre for South Asian Studies at the University of Toronto. His major publications include Moveable Margins: The Shifting Spaces of Canadian Literature (2005), Counterrealism and Indo Anglian Fiction (2002), Lutesong and Lament: Tamil Writing from Sri Lanka (2001), Dark Antonyms and Paradise: The Poetry of Rienzi Crusz (1997), Configurations of Exile: South Asian Writers and Their World (1995), and Structures of Negation: The Writings of Zulfikar Ghose (1993). 



 
 
Also by Chelva Kanaganayakam:

Configurations of Exile (2013)
  Interviews
  paperback; $16.95
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  In Our Translated World (2013)
  anthology
  paperback; $24.00
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  Moveable Margins (2005)
  essays
  paperback; $24.95
  More

  Wilting Laughter (2009)
 poetry / anthology
  paperback; $24.95
  More

  World Without Walls (2011)
  essays
  paperback; $36.00
  More

  Dark Antonyms and Paradise (1997)
  author study
  paperback; $15.95
  More
 

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Paperback ISBN:  978-1-894770-74-3 
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190 pages
Publication Date:  September 2011

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