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Publisher:Sri Satguru Publications
Published In:1987
Binding Type:Hardback
Weight:0.54 lbs
Pages:pp. xxxi + 133, Glossary, Notes, Acknowledgement

The Title "Modern Sri Lankan Poerty An Anthology 1st Edition" is written by D.C.R.A. Goonatilleke. This book was published in the year 1987. The ISBN number 8170301351|9788170301356 is assigned to the Hardback version of this title. The book displayed here is a 1st Edition edition. This book has total of pp. xxxi + 133 (Pages). The publisher of this title is Sri Satguru Publications. We have about 927 other great books from this publisher. Modern Sri Lankan Poerty An Anthology 1st Edition is currently Available with us.

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About the Book

Sri Lanka's English writers have reached particularly in the field of poetry a degree of achievement, which compares favourably in quality with good poetry in English or in any language anywhere. This Anthology seeks to capture this achievement.

The Poems offer a remarkable variety of themes, moods, feelings and artistic modes, ranging from pungent satire on society to tender love lyrics, from personal concerns to the general and vital issues of our time. The poetry also mirrors the changing society of a developing country after political independence.

The editor contributes a perceptive and substantial Introduction, which informs the reader of the salient factors affecting the historical background of the poets, discusses crucial issues relevant to poetry in English of the whole Commonwealth and provides critical guidance to the appreciation of the poetry.

The Book contains a Glossary.



1. The Peace-Game/Yasmine Gooneratne
2. Menika/Yasmine Gooneratne
3. Touch Me Not/Yasmine Gooneratne
4. This Language, This Woman : A Lover's Reply/Yasmine Gooneratne
5. Rocks on Marine Drive/Yasmine Gooneratne
6. Arrangement for Wires and Flowers/Yasmine Gooneratne
7. Yasodhara/Yasmine Gooneratne
8. White Cranes/Yasmine Gooneratne
9. The Brave Man who Keeps Snakes as his Pets/Yasmine Gooneratne
10. Peradeniya Landscape/Yasmine Gooneratne
11. Words to a Daughter/Yasmine Gooneratne
12. The Wall/Yasmine Gooneratne
13. Masks in the University Senate Room/Yasmine Gooneratne
14. From The Lizard's Cry/Yasmine Gooneratne
15. There was a Country/Yasmine Gooneratne
16. Migrant Poet/Yasmine Gooneratne
17. Folly and Wisdom/Patrick Fernando
18. The Late Sir Henry/Patrick Fernando
19. Boat Song/Patrick Fernando
20. The Lament of Paris/Patrick Fernando
21. For an Epitaph on Three Patrons of the Arts/Patrick Fernando
22. Sun and Rain on the West Coast/Patrick Fernando
23. Last Words to Medea/Patrick Fernando
24. The Fisherman Mourned by his Wife/Patrick Fernando
25. The Poet/Lakdasa Wikkramasinha
26. From the Life of the Folk-Poet Ysinno/Lakdasa Wikkramasinha
27. The Death of Ashanti/Lakdasa Wikkramasinha
28. Don't talk to me about Matisse/Lakdasa Wikkramasinha
29. The Cobra/Lakdasa Wikkramasinha
30. Coconuts/Lakdasa Wikkramasinha
31. Stones of Akuratiye Walauva/Lakdasa Wikkramasinha
32. To My Friend Aldred/Lakdasa Wikkramasinha
33. The Three Sisters/Lakdasa Wikkramasinha
34. In Ancient Kotmale/Lakdasa Wikkramasinha
35. Discarded Tins/Lakdasa Wikkramasinha
36. To A Servant-Girl/Lakdasa Wikkramasinha
37. The Workers/Lakdasa Wikkramasinha
38. Holocaust 1914/Anne Ranasinghe
38. Judgment/Anne Ranasinghe
39. A Non Event/Anne Ranasinghe
40. Auschwitz from Colombo/Anne Ranasinghe
41. Secretariat/Anne Ranasinghe
42. A Happy New Year/Anne Ranasinghe
43. The Fiddler of Kollupitiya/Anne Ranasinghe
44. The Face of God/Anne Ranasinghe
45. At What Dark Point/Anne Ranasinghe
46. A Celebration/Peter Scharen
47. The Long Paths/Peter Scharen
48. To Suicide/Peter Scharen
49. In the Renaissance of My Life/Peter Scharen
50. Happy Birdcage/Peter Scharen
51. Listening/Peter Scharen
52. Tourist/Peter Scharen
53. September 1973/Peter Scharen
54. The Weaving Mills/Basil Fernando
55. Tying the Lighting/Basil Fernando
56. Mosquito/Basil Fernando
57. The Anonymous People/Basil Fernando
58. He Lies Buried/Basil Fernando
59. Its Beloved waiting/Basil Fernando
60. Age Four Revisited/Basil Fernando
61. A Woman's Complaint/M.I. Kuruvilla
62. "They Nod their Heads and Pass Him By..." /M.I. Kuruvilla
63. The Slaughter of the Innocent/M.I. Kuruvilla
64. An Old Man Contrary-Wise/M.I. Kuruvilla
65. "You know the Rules, you know the Game..." A Letter/M.I. Kuruvilla
66. Turning away from Militants and Mystics/M.I. Kuruvilla
67. The Unlatched Gate/Reggie Chrysostom
68. Levels of Perception/Reggie Chrysostom
69. Impressions/Reggie Chrysostom
70. By a Plantation Water Tap/Reggie Chrysostom
71. Song for the New Era/Gamini Seneviratne
72. A Ballad of John F. Kennedy/Gamini Seneviratne
73. The Second Coming/Gamini Seneviratne
74. For Sylvia Plath/Gamini Seneviratne
75. Sri Lanka/Gamini Seneviratne
76. To Mona Lisa/Renton de Alwis
77. Crows and Children/Alfreda de Silva
78. Penelope/Alfreda de Silva
79. The Artist/Lakshmi de Silva
80. Koggala/Lakshmi de Silva
81. Tangalla, 9th April 1971/Lakshmi de Silva
82. When One Eats/Ashley Halpe
83. April, 1971/Ashley Halpe
84. The Snipe/Pranitha Rajasingham
85. Narcissus/Jean Arasanayagam
86. Nallur 1982/Jean Arasanayagam
87. A Soldier's Wife Weeps/Kamala Wijeratne
89. The Carousel/W.R. Me Alpine
90. The Suburban Dreamer/W.R. Me Alpine

Notes on the Poets