Tusar Nath Mohapatra

Poetry and Poetics of Walt Whitman and Sri Aurobindo: A Review

Posted on: December 27, 2013

Overman Foundation

Title: Poetry and Poetics of Walt Whitman and Sri Aurobindo. Author: Dr. Sarani Ghosal Mondal. Publisher: Delta Book World. Price: Rs. 950 (Hard cover). Number of pages: 296. ISBN: 978-81-926244-1-9.

To proclaim the advent of a new genre of poetry in the English language Sri Aurobindo has hailed mainly the contributions of three poets: Edward Carpenter (1844—1929) and Walt Whitman (1819—1892) from the West and Rabindranath Tagore (1861—1941) from the East. Though the poetry of Tagore—who was a contemporary of Sri Aurobindo—had charmed him to his depths it was the works of Walt Whitman which had cast a lifelong influence on him. In her well-researched book Poetry and Poetics of WaltWhitman and Sri Aurobindo which can be hailed as a masterpiece, Dr. Sarani Ghosal Mondal has beautifully analyzed the said influence and has also presented a comparative evaluation of the poetry and poetics of both the poets. According…

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Tusar N. Mohapatra

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