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Rehan Qayoom's Books
About Time: Poems & Adaptations 1993 - 2012 By Rehan Qayoom
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'About Time' offers unexpected human emotion mixed with scores of intelligent references extracted from Qayoom's dual-sided heaven of death and life, perspectives from inside Christian and Muslim... More > doctrines looking outwards, even right and left brains. Offering his reader a sense of balance in strife, in love and most everyone's preoccupation with expressing himself, Qayoom replaces our eyes with his. If there is not one heaven, Qayoom's reader has no choice but to enter the other, continuing his days in hope despite how bleak a moment may seem.< Less
Prose 1997 - 2008 By Rehan Qayoom
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This volume contains all of the prose works of Rehan Qayoom from 1997 through 2008, including many little known essays that exemplify his range, wit, depth and wisdom. The book incorporates the... More > complete text of his first separately published book ‘Seeking Betjeman Country’ including 32 other essays, reviews, introductions and lectures. Reviews that were commissioned, but which were never printed also appear here for the first time. The variety of style and subject in this book is almost inexhaustible. He writes about the imaginary mirrors that everyone carries through life; Auden, Keats, Byron, English and Urdu poetry, politics and religion. The introduction aims to place the essays in biographical and historical context, and the extensive textual notes and bibliography explain both the obscure and contemporary references.< Less
Prose 1997 - 2008 By Rehan Qayoom
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This volume contains all of the prose works of Rehan Qayoom from 1997 through 2008, including many little-known essays that exemplify his range, wit, depth and wisdom. The book incorporates the... More > complete text of his first separately published book ‘Seeking Betjeman Country’ including 32 other essays, reviews, introductions and lectures. Reviews that were commissioned, but which were never printed also appear here for the first time. The variety of style and subject in this book is almost inexhaustible. He writes about the imaginary mirrors that everyone carries through life; Auden, Keats, Byron, English and Urdu poetry; and politics and religion. The introduction aims to place the essays in biographical and historical context, and the extensive textual notes and bibliography explain both the obscure and contemporary references.< Less
After Parveen Shakir: Poems By Rehan Qayoom
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Parveen Shakir is widely considered to be the greatest Urdu female poet. She was born in Karachi – Pakistan on 24 November 1952 and started writing both prose and poetry at an early age,... More > contributing columns to newspapers and articles to English dailies. Shakir published 5 books of poetry to great acclaim, the first being ‘Khushbu’ [‘Fragrance’] (1976), followed by ‘Sad Barg’ [‘Marsh Marigold’] (1980), ‘Khud Kalami’ [‘Soliloquy’], ‘Inkar’ [‘Denial’] (1990), and ‘Kaf e Aina’ [‘The Mirror's Edge’] besides a collection of her newspaper columns entitled ‘Gosha e Chashm’ [‘The Sight Corner’]. She died in a car accident on 26 December 1994, when her car collided with a bus while on her way to work. 'After Parveen Shakir' is the first substantial selection of Shakir's work translated into English.< Less