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Annus Horribilis

Annus Horribilis

Poems

Avinab Datta-Areng
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A STANDOUT DEBUT COLLECTION OF POETRY

Annus Horribilis
is concerned with the violence of thinking, alone. The voices in these poems move through relationships, family, friendship, external disintegration, the labour of loving, being loved and of caring, where they are constantly confronted with the familiar turning foreign, the quotidian becoming a scene of absolute hostility, and where a word otherwise spoken easily becomes incommunicable. The book grapples with a (habitually futile) desire to communicate what should only be communicable-looking for some friend in language-that won’t lead to misunderstanding or, worse, silence. It searches for a language in which thought might survive and perhaps even reach out towards others.

Imprint: Vintage Books

Published: Feb/2021

ISBN: 9780143452607

Length : 88 Pages

MRP : ₹250.00

Annus Horribilis

Poems

Avinab Datta-Areng

A STANDOUT DEBUT COLLECTION OF POETRY

Annus Horribilis
is concerned with the violence of thinking, alone. The voices in these poems move through relationships, family, friendship, external disintegration, the labour of loving, being loved and of caring, where they are constantly confronted with the familiar turning foreign, the quotidian becoming a scene of absolute hostility, and where a word otherwise spoken easily becomes incommunicable. The book grapples with a (habitually futile) desire to communicate what should only be communicable-looking for some friend in language-that won’t lead to misunderstanding or, worse, silence. It searches for a language in which thought might survive and perhaps even reach out towards others.

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Paperback / Hardback

Avinab Datta-Areng

Avinab Datta-Areng currently lives in Goa. He's been a recipient of the Charles Pick fellowship and the Vijay Nambisan fellowship. He's also the editor of nether. This is his first book.

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