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Poems by T Wignesan

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09/25/2017 The Elysian Baby Feels Lament 10 Free verse
09/24/2017 Translation of Eric Mottram's Fortieth Legal by T Wignesan 42 Free verse
09/23/2017 Translation of Eric Mottram's HOMAGE TO PAUL ELUARD by T Wignesan 59 Free verse
09/21/2017 Limericks crocheted: Once a bitter literary critic 51 Limerick
09/20/2017 Translation of Eric Mottram's KRIM: Autobiography to September 1989- III by T Wignesan 27 Free verse
09/20/2017 Translation of Eric Mottram's KRIM: Autobiography to September 1989- II by T Wignesan 20 Free verse
09/19/2017 Translation of Eric Mottram's KRIM: Autobiography to September 1989- I by T Wignesan 36 Free verse
09/18/2017 Translation of Eric Mottram's PEACE PROJECT 9 - le Projet de la paix 9 by T Wignesan 41 Free verse
09/16/2017 Translation of Eric Mottram's DEER HUNT - la Chasse aux cerfs by T Wignesan 58 Free verse
09/12/2017 Translation of Eric Mottram's TIME SIGHT UNSEEN, Part 4 by T Wignesan 65 Free verse
09/12/2017 Translation of Eric Mottram's TIME SIGHT UNSEEN, Part 3 by T Wignesan 37 Free verse
09/10/2017 Translation of Eric Mottram's TIME SIGHT UNSEEN, Part Two by T Wignesan 47 Free verse
09/07/2017 Translation of Eric Mottram's TIME SIGHT UNSEEN, Part 1 by T Wignesan 66 Free verse
08/30/2017 The Sixty-Four Rulers of the Yi Jing 63 Quatrain
08/29/2017 Diary Notes: Lamentable laissez-faire 76 Free verse
08/27/2017 IF YOU PULL A LONG FACE 96 Quatrain
08/27/2017 Communication - Fornication - Comm-U-For-Nication 75 Free verse
08/26/2017 Limericks de-crochetes: Is not shame self-humiliation 90 Limerick
08/25/2017 Limerick crochetes: Once cheerful Alzheimer motorist 69 Limerick
08/24/2017 Diary Notes: Lament at Dawn 126 Free verse
08/23/2017 Villanelle: Break not chains Sartre hooked on ankles in disdain 65 Villanelle
08/22/2017 Villanelle: Not Mind nor Soul but the Body's Prowess 64 Villanelle
08/21/2017 Villanelle: Often I think of writer-poets of yore 81 Villanelle
08/20/2017 Villanelle:Who will dare not love La Belle Dame sans Merci 75 Villanelle
08/19/2017 Villanelle: Has anyone seen my stray confounded poem 79 Villanelle
08/14/2017 Villanelle: No man can on his own escape written fate, for THIRU-VALLUVAR 206 Villanelle
08/13/2017 Florilege of Distiches from the THIRUK-KURAL: K129, K752 54 Couplet
08/08/2017 RECIPE: Poulet Roti - French Style - Ballade Le Chant Royal - Concluding Stanza 85 Ballade
08/07/2017 RECIPE: Poulet Roti - French Style - Ballade Le Chant Royal 11 93 Ballade
08/06/2017 RECIPE: Poulet Roti - French Style - Ballade Le Chant Royal 10 74 Ballade
08/05/2017 RECIPE: Poulet Roti - French Style - Ballade Le Chant Royal 9 108 Ballade
08/03/2017 RECIPE: Poulet Roti - French Style - Ballade Le Chant Royal 8 88 Ballade
08/03/2017 RECIPE: Poulet Roti - French Style - Ballade Le Chant Royal 7 82 Ballade
08/02/2017 RECIPE: Poulet Roti French Style - Ballade Le Chant Royal - 6 100 Ballade
08/01/2017 RECIPE: Poulet Roti - French Style - Le Chant Royal - Instalment 5 78 Ballade
07/31/2017 RECIPE: Poulet Roti French Style -Le Chant Royal - Instalment 4 69 Ballade
07/30/2017 RECIPE: Poulet Roti - French Style Le Chant Royal Instalment 3 76 Ballade
07/29/2017 RECIPE: Poulet Roti French Style - Le Chant Royal - Instalment 2 81 Ballade
07/26/2017 K1087 and K1089 of Canto 109 in the THIRUK-KURAL: Thagainangkuraiththal 68 Epigram
07/25/2017 Book Three of the THIRUK-KURAL on Un-Authorised and Authorised LOVE: Canto 109, K109 to 133 81 Epigram
07/22/2017 THIRUK-KURAL on Women who know no bounds: Canto 92 Varaivin Makalir K913,K919 and K920 94 Epigram
07/20/2017 On Praising Ladies on their Qualities in the THIRUK-KURAL: Canto 112, K1114 and K1120 126 Epigram
07/19/2017 Thiru-Valluvar on Praising Ladies of their qualities: Canto 112 - Nalam Punainthu Uraiththal 131 Epigram
07/17/2017 RECIPE: Poulet Roti French Style - Instalment One 98 Ballad
07/14/2017 Impartial insights or Intellectual Snobbery in Thiru-Valluvar's THIRUK-KURAL: Canto 84 PEETHAIMAI 106 Epigram
07/12/2017 Limerick: No Cossacks charge down Arc de Triomphe 107 Limerick
07/11/2017 The THIRUK-KURAL on not offending the Great: Canto 90, K899 and K900 72 Epigram
07/10/2017 THIRUK-KURAL on not offending the Great: Canto 90, K895 and K897 80 Epigram
07/08/2017 Limerick crochetes: Once Tamil Promotion Director 168 Limerick
07/06/2017 The THIRUK-KURAL highlights the role of the AMBASSADOR as the King's Messenger-SPY: Canto 69 81 Epigram
07/03/2017 THIRU-VALLUVAR discourses on the duties of the King's Ministers: AMAICHCHU - K637 and K639 66 Epigram
07/03/2017 THIRUVALLUVAR discourses on the duties of the King's Ministers: AMAICHCHU - K633 and K635 58 Epigram
07/02/2017 Villanelle: I woke up in the middle of the morning dream 143 Villanelle
07/01/2017 Further qualities of the King the THIRUK-KURAL lauds: IRAMAADCHI - Canto 39, K381 and K382 86 Epigram
06/30/2017 Further observations in the THIRUK-KURAL on those who would be King: K389 and K390 WITHOUT COMMENT 84 Epigram
06/27/2017 Acute advice to those who would be King from the THIRUK-KURAL: Valiarithal K475 77 Epigram
06/27/2017 Appropriate advice to those who would be King from the THIRUK-KURAL: VALIARITHAL, K473 and K474 94 Epigram
06/26/2017 More appropriate advice from the THIRUK-KURAL for those who would be King 163 Epigram
06/23/2017 On men of high birth or station, the THIRUK-KURAL admonishes 121 Epigram
06/20/2017 Further relevant observations on Kingship from the THIRUK-KURAL 61 Epigram
06/17/2017 Additional advice to those would be King from the THIRUK-KURAL with Commentary 188 Epigram
06/14/2017 More advice for those who would be King from the THIRUK-KURAL with Notes 154 Epigram
06/12/2017 Limerick crochetes: Once a blaring braying bold trumpet 149 Limerick
06/09/2017 Free advice to those who would be King from the THIRUK-KURAL with Notes 113 Epigram
06/06/2017 K169 and K170 of CANTO XVII of the THIRUK-KURAL with Translations and Commentary 105 Epigram
06/05/2017 K167 and K168 of CANTO XVII of the THIRUK-KURAL with Translations and Commentary 59 Epigram
06/04/2017 K165 and K166 of CANTO XVII of the THIRUK-KURAL with Translations and Commentary 94 Couplet
06/03/2017 K163 and K164 of CANTO XVII of the THIRUK-KURAL with Translations 86 Couplet
06/02/2017 On the need to avoid being envious: CANTO XVII, K161, K162 of the THIRUK-KURAL 173 Couplet
05/29/2017 K379 and K380 of Canto XXXVIII of the THIRUKKURAL Translated with Commentary 95 Couplet
05/29/2017 Villanelle: Who's afraid of Virgin Wolf's wisdom tooth 151 Villanelle
05/28/2017 K375 and K376 of Canto XXXVIII of the THIRUKKURAL with Commentary 124 Couplet
05/27/2017 K373 and K374 of the THIRUKKURAL Translated with Commentary 161 Couplet
05/26/2017 THIRUKKURAL: Translation of Canto XXXVIII with commentary 99 Couplet
05/25/2017 Villanelle: Whenever Life stamps me down under heels 135 Villanelle
05/22/2017 Villanelle: Better anarchy than hypocrisy 141 Villanelle
05/21/2017 Villanelle: What we know is what we can prove on earth 199 Villanelle
05/19/2017 Two Wraiths in a gust in between frames with a Third 130 Free verse
05/18/2017 Villanelle: What's flabbergasting is the limitlessnesses 123 Villanelle
05/16/2017 Villanelle: Kill not Mad Poets the Soul-Blood of Mankind for Emmanuel MACRON 133 Villanelle
05/15/2017 Villanelle: After-Life's the Centrillion-Dollar Question 133 Villanelle
05/13/2017 Villanelle: Hoist not the flag of your hidden vices 162 Villanelle
05/11/2017 Villanelle: What space occupies the tiniest space 199 Villanelle
05/10/2017 Villanelle: Generalize and prejudice will congeal 166 Villanelle
05/08/2017 Villanelle: For whom does the self pay rent: body or soul 207 Villanelle
05/06/2017 Villanelle: Do spun balls eddy in Black Hole corsets 158 Villanelle
05/03/2017 Plenty of room in Le Fut for Soccer 452 Quatrain
04/28/2017 EPITAPH for a Living Poet: WPN 141 Epitaph
04/27/2017 ARTE MAYOR: Neither Cricket nor Football 302 Political Verse
04/24/2017 Ambiguity and Ambivalence in the THIRUKKURAL: Canto 4, K35, a random example 128 Epigram
04/21/2017 Mnemonic Devices: Rhyme and Alliteration in the THIRUKKURAL, Canto 4, K35 250 Epigram
04/19/2017 Metre in the THIRUKKURAL: Kural 35 of Canto 4, a random example 174 Epigram
04/11/2017 Niitthaar Perumai, The Fundamental Role of the Ascetic: Canto 3, K29 and K30 of the Thirukkural 139 Epigram
04/10/2017 Niitthaar Perumai, The Fundamental Role of the Ascetic: Canto 3, K27 and 28 of the Thirukkural 115 Epigram
04/09/2017 Niitthaar Perumai: The Fundamental Role of the Ascetic, Kurals 24, 25 and 26 129 Epigram
04/08/2017 Sun setting over the dark green fringe of a shivering lake 211 Free verse
04/06/2017 Niitthaar Perumai, the Fundamental Role of the Ascetic, Canto 3 of the Thirukkural by Thiruvalluvar 193 Epigram
04/01/2017 The Anatomy of a Kural: Maxim 245 of the Thirukkural by Thiruvalluvar 310 Couplet
03/30/2017 Villanelle: Whose terse lines lie entangled in the colophon 237 Villanelle
03/28/2017 Unquotable quotes: EVIL PEOPLE - VIIIL 239 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).

 

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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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