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Poems by T Wignesan

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07/29/2017 RECIPE: Poulet Roti French Style - Le Chant Royal - Instalment 2 14 Ballade
07/26/2017 K1087 and K1089 of Canto 109 in the THIRUK-KURAL: Thagainangkuraiththal 16 Epigram
07/25/2017 Book Three of the THIRUK-KURAL on Un-Authorised and Authorised LOVE: Canto 109, K109 to 133 32 Epigram
07/22/2017 THIRUK-KURAL on Women who know no bounds: Canto 92 Varaivin Makalir K913,K919 and K920 25 Epigram
07/20/2017 On Praising Ladies on their Qualities in the THIRUK-KURAL: Canto 112, K1114 and K1120 43 Epigram
07/19/2017 Thiru-Valluvar on Praising Ladies of their qualities: Canto 112 - Nalam Punainthu Uraiththal 43 Epigram
07/17/2017 RECIPE: Poulet Roti French Style - Instalment One 51 Ballad
07/14/2017 Impartial insights or Intellectual Snobbery in Thiru-Valluvar's THIRUK-KURAL: Canto 84 PEETHAIMAI 45 Epigram
07/12/2017 Limerick: No Cossacks charge down Arc de Triomphe 50 Limerick
07/11/2017 The THIRUK-KURAL on not offending the Great: Canto 90, K899 and K900 40 Epigram
07/10/2017 THIRUK-KURAL on not offending the Great: Canto 90, K895 and K897 48 Epigram
07/08/2017 Limerick crochetes: Once Tamil Promotion Director 63 Limerick
07/06/2017 The THIRUK-KURAL highlights the role of the AMBASSADOR as the King's Messenger-SPY: Canto 69 39 Epigram
07/03/2017 THIRU-VALLUVAR discourses on the duties of the King's Ministers: AMAICHCHU - K637 and K639 43 Epigram
07/03/2017 THIRUVALLUVAR discourses on the duties of the King's Ministers: AMAICHCHU - K633 and K635 37 Epigram
07/02/2017 Villanelle: I woke up in the middle of the morning dream 73 Villanelle
07/01/2017 Further qualities of the King the THIRUK-KURAL lauds: IRAMAADCHI - Canto 39, K381 and K382 54 Epigram
06/30/2017 Further observations in the THIRUK-KURAL on those who would be King: K389 and K390 WITHOUT COMMENT 49 Epigram
06/27/2017 Acute advice to those who would be King from the THIRUK-KURAL: Valiarithal K475 49 Epigram
06/27/2017 Appropriate advice to those who would be King from the THIRUK-KURAL: VALIARITHAL, K473 and K474 57 Epigram
06/26/2017 More appropriate advice from the THIRUK-KURAL for those who would be King 88 Epigram
06/23/2017 On men of high birth or station, the THIRUK-KURAL admonishes 72 Epigram
06/20/2017 Further relevant observations on Kingship from the THIRUK-KURAL 37 Epigram
06/17/2017 Additional advice to those would be King from the THIRUK-KURAL with Commentary 99 Epigram
06/14/2017 More advice for those who would be King from the THIRUK-KURAL with Notes 108 Epigram
06/12/2017 Limerick crochetes: Once a blaring braying bold trumpet 87 Limerick
06/09/2017 Free advice to those who would be King from the THIRUK-KURAL with Notes 73 Epigram
06/06/2017 K169 and K170 of CANTO XVII of the THIRUK-KURAL with Translations and Commentary 86 Epigram
06/05/2017 K167 and K168 of CANTO XVII of the THIRUK-KURAL with Translations and Commentary 42 Epigram
06/04/2017 K165 and K166 of CANTO XVII of the THIRUK-KURAL with Translations and Commentary 72 Couplet
06/03/2017 K163 and K164 of CANTO XVII of the THIRUK-KURAL with Translations 68 Couplet
06/02/2017 On the need to avoid being envious: CANTO XVII, K161, K162 of the THIRUK-KURAL 121 Couplet
05/29/2017 K379 and K380 of Canto XXXVIII of the THIRUKKURAL Translated with Commentary 73 Couplet
05/29/2017 Villanelle: Who's afraid of Virgin Wolf's wisdom tooth 101 Villanelle
05/28/2017 K375 and K376 of Canto XXXVIII of the THIRUKKURAL with Commentary 92 Couplet
05/27/2017 K373 and K374 of the THIRUKKURAL Translated with Commentary 106 Couplet
05/26/2017 THIRUKKURAL: Translation of Canto XXXVIII with commentary 77 Couplet
05/25/2017 Villanelle: Whenever Life stamps me down under heels 91 Villanelle
05/22/2017 Villanelle: Better anarchy than hypocrisy 91 Villanelle
05/21/2017 Villanelle: What we know is what we can prove on earth 140 Villanelle
05/19/2017 Two Wraiths in a gust in between frames with a Third 83 Free verse
05/18/2017 Villanelle: What's flabbergasting is the limitlessnesses 81 Villanelle
05/16/2017 Villanelle: Kill not Mad Poets the Soul-Blood of Mankind for Emmanuel MACRON 84 Villanelle
05/15/2017 Villanelle: After-Life's the Centrillion-Dollar Question 88 Villanelle
05/13/2017 Villanelle: Hoist not the flag of your hidden vices 118 Villanelle
05/11/2017 Villanelle: What space occupies the tiniest space 136 Villanelle
05/10/2017 Villanelle: Generalize and prejudice will congeal 116 Villanelle
05/08/2017 Villanelle: For whom does the self pay rent: body or soul 146 Villanelle
05/06/2017 Villanelle: Do spun balls eddy in Black Hole corsets 104 Villanelle
05/03/2017 Plenty of room in Le Fut for Soccer 305 Quatrain
04/28/2017 EPITAPH for a Living Poet: WPN 99 Epitaph
04/27/2017 ARTE MAYOR: Neither Cricket nor Football 231 Political Verse
04/24/2017 Ambiguity and Ambivalence in the THIRUKKURAL: Canto 4, K35, a random example 85 Epigram
04/21/2017 Mnemonic Devices: Rhyme and Alliteration in the THIRUKKURAL, Canto 4, K35 155 Epigram
04/19/2017 Metre in the THIRUKKURAL: Kural 35 of Canto 4, a random example 104 Epigram
04/11/2017 Niitthaar Perumai, The Fundamental Role of the Ascetic: Canto 3, K29 and K30 of the Thirukkural 105 Epigram
04/10/2017 Niitthaar Perumai, The Fundamental Role of the Ascetic: Canto 3, K27 and 28 of the Thirukkural 86 Epigram
04/09/2017 Niitthaar Perumai: The Fundamental Role of the Ascetic, Kurals 24, 25 and 26 109 Epigram
04/08/2017 Sun setting over the dark green fringe of a shivering lake 177 Free verse
04/06/2017 Niitthaar Perumai, the Fundamental Role of the Ascetic, Canto 3 of the Thirukkural by Thiruvalluvar 156 Epigram
04/01/2017 The Anatomy of a Kural: Maxim 245 of the Thirukkural by Thiruvalluvar 235 Couplet
03/30/2017 Villanelle: Whose terse lines lie entangled in the colophon 186 Villanelle
03/28/2017 Unquotable quotes: EVIL PEOPLE - VIIIL 184 Epigram
12/17/2016 Le Rat Noir - Translation of Iris Clayton's The Black Rat by T Wignesan 277 Quatrain
12/16/2016 Les Souvenirs de Noel - Translation of Joy Williams's Memories of Christmas by T Wignesan 305 Dramatic monologue
12/15/2016 Le Probleme avec des blancs - Translation of Jim Everett's The White Man Problem by T Wignesan 260 Quatrain
12/14/2016 Tali Karng:Le Serpent du Crepuscule-Transl go W Les Russell's Tali Karng:Twilight Snake by Wignesan 204 Rhyme
12/13/2016 L'octroi des droits a Jacky - Transl of Mudrooroo Narogin's They Give Jacky Rights by T Wignesan 281 Free verse
12/12/2016 Buddgelin Bey - Translation of Rex Marshall's Buddgelin Bey by T Wignesan 170 Free verse
12/11/2016 Le vieil identique probleme - Translation of Kevin Gilbert's Same Old Problem by T Wignesan 212 Free verse
12/10/2016 Ceux qui celebrent '88 - Translation of Kevin Gilbert's Celebrators '88 by T Wignesan 136 Free verse
12/09/2016 La Paix et le Desert - Translation of Kevin Gilbert's Peace and the Desert by T Wignesan 140 Free verse
12/08/2016 Le Vrai et Nouveau Hymne National - Translation of Kevin Gilbert's The New True Anthem by T Wignesan 161 Dramatic Verse
12/07/2016 Klacatoo - Translation of Kevin Gilbert's Klacatoo by T Wignesan 260 Dramatic monologue
12/06/2016 Tu le fera, n'est-ce pas, Papa- Translation of Kevin Gilbert's Won't you, Dad by T Wignesan 256 Dramatic monologue
12/05/2016 L'Arbre - Translation of Kevin Gilbert's Tree by T Wignesan 162 Free verse
12/04/2016 Maman - Translation of Kevin Gilbert's Mum by T Wignesan 337 Free verse
12/03/2016 Un appel - Translation of Oodgeroo Noonuccal's An Appeal by T Wignesan 178 Dramatic monologue
12/02/2016 Le Courlis poussa des cris -Translation of Oodgeroo Noonuccal's The Curlew Cried by T Wignesan 167 Dramatic Verse
12/01/2016 La Tombe d'arbre - Translation of Oodgeroo Noonuccal's Tree Grave by T Wignesan 214 Elegy
11/30/2016 Daisy Bindi - Translation of Oodgeroo Noonuccal's Daisy Bindi by T Wignesan 295 Rhyme
11/29/2016 Mon amour - Translation of Oodgeroo Noonuccal's My Love by T Wignesan 150 Quatrain
11/28/2016 C'est bientot l'aube - Translation of Oodgeroo Noonuccal's The Dawn is at Hand by T Wignesan 225 Quatrain
11/27/2016 Ne soyons pas rancunier - Translation of Oodgeroo's Let us not be bitter by T Wignesan 190 Free verse
11/26/2016 Translation of Oodgeroo Noonuccal's Dawn Wail for the Dead by T Wignesan 186 Free verse
11/25/2016 L'age de pierre - Translation of Oodgeroo Noonuccal's Stone Age by T Wignesan 214 Free verse
11/24/2016 La Femme Woor - Translation of Oodgeroo Noonuccal's The Woor Woman by T Wignesan 188 Ballad
11/23/2016 Les Protecteurs - Translation of Oodgeroo Noonuccal's The Protectors by T Wignesan 280 Free verse
11/22/2016 Le Passe - Translation of Oodgeroo Noonuccal's The Past by T Wignesan 145 Free verse
11/21/2016 La Civilisation - Translation of Oodgeroo Noonuccal's Civilization by T Wignesan 166 Free verse
11/20/2016 Je suis fier - Translation of Oodgeroo Noonuccal's I am proud by T Wignesan 179 Free verse
11/19/2016 La discrimination raciale - Translation of Oodgeroo Noonuccal's Colour Bar by T Wignesan 282 Free verse
11/18/2016 L'Integration - Oui - Translation of Oodgeroo Noonuccal's Integration - Yes by T Wignesan 243 Free verse
11/17/2016 Le gommier de la Municipalite - Translation of Oodgeroo Noonuccal's Municipal Gum by T Wignesan 135 Free verse
11/16/2016 Translation of Aboriginal Charter of Rights by Oodgeroo Noonuccal 252 Free verse
11/14/2016 L'Assimilation Non Translation of Oodgeroo Noonuccal's Assimilation No by T Wignesan 458 Free verse
11/06/2016 Ou allons nous: Translation of Oodgeroo Noonuccal's Where are we going by T Wignesan 235 Free verse
11/02/2016 Unquotable quotes: The How of Democratic Kill - IXL Part Two 467 Sonnet
10/20/2016 Villanelle: Whose voice so insistent and so early to whine 368 Villanelle
10/17/2016 Unquotable quotes: Addictions: Smokes, Drugs, Sex, Films and Sleep - XL, Part One 442 Epigram
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EDUCATION 

School-leaving certificates (SC : 1951, HSC : 1953 (Cambridge), GCE : 1955 (London), Inns of Court School of Law (London : Certificate of Academic Standing, Bar Standards Board, 1953-56), Official School of Languages : 3rd Yr-Spanish Literature & Civilization (Madrid : 1970), Diploma in Hispanic Studies (Madrid : 1971), Master’s in Spanish Literature (Madrid & Paris : 1972-73), Doctorat d’Etat es lettres et sciences humaines (Sorbonne-Pantheon ; 1983-87).

 

CAREER

ex-School teacher (Malaysia, Spain), Lecturer (England, Germany, France),  Adjunct Professor and Research Fellow with the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS : 1973-1998).

Ex-Journalist (Malaysia : 1954, 1962), England (1964-65), Spain (1967))

Publisher’s editor : (Kuala Lumpur/London), 1961-64.

 

PUBLICATIONS

Tracks of a Tramp (a first collection of poems). Kuala Lumpur-Singapore : Rayirath (Raybooks), 1961, 44p.

Bunga Emas, An Anthology of Contemporary Malaysian Literature, 1930-1063. Ed. London : A. Blond and Raybooks, 1964, 272p.

Bunga Emas & Tracks of a Tramp. Kuala Lumpur: Silverfish Books,2015,287p.

Blind Man's Lantern: Poems that lash out, mock and rip into the dark. Allahabad: Cyberwit.net,2015, xxvi-860p.

the smell of piss an' shit in his pants: The vicarious memoir of a Vietnam War veteran. Allahabad: Cyberwit,2015,120p.

Ice in My Eyes and Smoke in Yours. (Novel)    Allahabad: Cyberwit,2016,672p.

Night Soil Man. (Novel)    Allahabad: Cyberwit,2008, v-193p.

Rama and Ravana at the Altar of Hanuman: on Tamils, Tamil Literature and Tamil Culture. Chennai: Institute of Asian Studies,2006, xiii-439p.

Poietics: Disquisitions on the Art of Creation. Allahabad: Cyberwit,2008,214p.

Etude comparée des littératures nationales et/ou officielles de la Malaisie et de Singapour depuis 1941. Lille: University of Charles de Gaulle (ANRT),1988 & 2006,1086p.

mere deaths and the mostly dead. (Short story coll.)    Allahabad: Cyberwit,2008,275p.

Asianists' ASIA.Vol. V. Ed. Allahabad: Cyberwit,2009, xii-185p.

Sporadic Striving amid Echoed Voices, Mirrored Images and Stereotypic Posturing in Malaysian-Singaporean Literatures. Allahabad: Cyberwit,2008, xix-244p.

Victorian (pen-in-cheek)  Vignettes & Tales (not so tall)  of Timmy (the not so very polite)  Malaya Hall Cat in London. Allahabad: Cyberwit,2008, xv-207p.

The Journal of the Institute of Asian Studies (Millennium Number) , Vol. XVII,2. Guest Editor. Chennai: Institute of Asian Studies,2000, xii-174p.

Fire Readings: A Collection of Contemporary Writing from the Shakespeare & Co. Fire Benefit Readings. Co-Edited. Paris-Boston: Frank Books,1991,198p.  

Founding-Editor : The Journal of Comparative Poietics (Paris), 1989.

Founding-Editor : Asianists’ ASIA (Paris), 2000.

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