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World hotel / Reetika Vazirani.

Author/Creator:
Vazirani, Reetika.
Publication:
Port Townsend, Wash. : Copper Canyon Press, ©2002.
Format/Description:
Book
xi, 121 pages ; 23 cm
Subjects:
American poetry -- Women authors.
East Indian Americans -- Poetry.
East Indian Americans.
Form/Genre:
Poesía estadounidense -- Siglo XXI.
Poetry.
Poetry.
Poesía estadounidense -- Siglo XXI.
Summary:
In these memorable poems, Reetika Vazirani explores conflict: between mother and daughter, between lovers, between eastern and western cultures, between colonizers and the colonized. She tracks the long, difficult are of locating, losing, and relocating one's sense of home during a century marked by travel and emigration. An accomplished storyteller with a gift for lyric grace, her poems provide a unique and timely angle of perception. Through the use of a variety of masks and conversations, she gives voice to a world in which ethnicities are in a state of almost constant flux, a world particularly local and simultaneously cosmopolitan. Writing of Vazirani's first book, White Elephants (winner of the 1995 Barnard New Women Poets Prize), Grace Schulman said, "I admire the skill with which she creates poetry out of opposites: the sacred and the secular, exile and belonging, humor and wry sadness. Her poetry is a delight." Book jacket.
Contents:
Hollywood and Hydroquinone
Inventing Maya
English
Boarding
Friday Mixer
The Great Hall
Tiffin for Tea, Lorry for Truck
Chanel Lipstick
The Bus North
William's Visit
May Queen
Nudes
It's Raining
What I Was Thinking When He Didn't Write
What My Best Friend Said to Console Me
To Richmond and Back
My Brother, the Wedding
Going to See the Taj Mahal
Maharaja of Patiala
Pergola
One Week in the Village
Western-Trained in the Other World
Aerogram Punjab
Gina Lollobrigida
Rahim Multani
Daughters in the Morning
The Lover
Dream of the Evil Servant
Pandavas' Gamble
A Night on the Queen Mary
Gardening: Hollywood Lane
Ramayana
Watching the News
Beads on a Mala
Quiet Death in a Red Closet
Maya to Herself and Then to Her Gardener
Letter to Jaipur
Days in Punjab
Seeta
Boucheron, Shalimar, More Shoes
Daughter-Mother-Maya-Seeta
It's Me, I'm Not Home
At the Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture among Youth
It's Me, I'm Not Home
What to Look for in a Man
A Winter Afternoon
When I Was a Housewife
No Complaints
Type A
Lullaby
Beijing
A Holiday at Home
Confederate
Personal Ads
Nikos of Caravy Street
Nikos at 42
To Angelina from Nikos in His Old Age
Laleh of Caravy Street
Letter to the Moor
Remembering Jean Rhys
Hamlet out in the Night
From the Postcard at Vertigo Books in D.C.
Emigration
No Sabotage.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 120-121).
Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards - Fiction, Winner, 2003
Penn Provenance:
Gotham Book Mart (former owner) (Gotham Book Mart Collection copy)
Penn Chronology:
2002
Contributor:
Gotham Book Mart Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
Other format:
Online version: Vazirani, Reetika. World hotel.
ISBN:
1556591837
9781556591839
OCLC:
50511397
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