Pakistani English Literature – A Brief Introduction, 1947 to the present by Omer Tarin, Ilyas Khan, and K. Majied

According to the late poet Taufiq Rafat ”A fair number of Pakistanis write in English… [so] we may point to a distinct Pakistani-English Literature”. This statement, made back in the 1980s, has even more force today. Since Pakistan came into being as a separate state, out of a part of former British India, in August… Continue reading Pakistani English Literature – A Brief Introduction, 1947 to the present by Omer Tarin, Ilyas Khan, and K. Majied

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To Stay or Go into Exile – Milosz and Szymborska by Niels Hav

Last year Patrick Modiano received the Nobel Prize for Literature and, as often before, it was a complete surprise when the secretary of the Swedish Academy opened the door and released the name to the press. Every year this event is a celebration, and the joyous news spreads round the world with the speed of… Continue reading To Stay or Go into Exile – Milosz and Szymborska by Niels Hav

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A Heightened State of Consciousness by James Lawless

Our thoughts are often clouded and gnarled by our environment; our concentration and feelings can be affected by whether we are at ease or not, or by the attitude of peers etc. So how does one “clear” the mind, as it were, for the purpose of poetic receptivity?