Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Yuyutsu Shama to present Best selling Slovenian Novelist Evlad Flisar's book at World Book Fair New Delhi

Thursday, 11 January
11/1 15:00, at International corner

Presentation of the latest novel by author Evald Flisar, "Words Above the Clouds", published by Nirala (New Delhi). the book will be presented by the editor and Himalayan poet Yuyutsu RD Sharma, and the author, Evald Flisar. Followed by a book signing by the author.
About the novel: During a 12-hour flight from London to Singapore passengers endeavour in increasingly dramatic conversations.
About the author: Evald Flisar (1945, Slovenia) is an acclaimed novelist, playwright, essayist, editor, globe-trotter (travelled in 96 countries), underground train driver in Sydney, editor of (among other publications) an encyclopaedia of science and invention in London, author of short stories and radio plays for the BBC … Various works of his have been translated into 40 languages, among them Bengali, Hindi, Malay, Nepalese, Indonesian, Turkish, Greek, Japanese, Chinese, Arabic, Dutch, Icelandic, Romanian, Russian, English, German, Italian, Spanish, etc. His stage plays are regularly performed all over the world. In January 2017 he spent three weeks touring India, lecturing at three renowned institutions (National School of Drama in New Delhi, Rabindranath Tagore University in Kolkata, Malayalam University in Kerala), attending productions of two of his plays in Bengali and promoting translations of three of his books in Kerala, Bangalore and Kolkata.

Monday, January 1, 2018

National News Agency, Nepal, A Short Review of New Edition of Some Female Yeti & Other Poem/The Kathmandu Tribune

New edition of poetry on the 1990 Democratic Upsurge issued

KATHMANDU — The new edition of the world-renowned Himalayan poet, Yuyutsu Sharma’s book, Some Female Yeti & Other Poems has been released recently. This is third poetry collection written during 1990 Democratic Upsurge in Nepal.
The book includes the poems well known in Nepali literary circles including “Gopal Prasad Rimal,” “Laxmi Lekali,” “Buddha,” “The Democracy,” Tihar, “Pashupati,” “Kathmandu,” “The Mother of Stars,” “Swoyambhu,” and “The Temple.”
Divided into two segments, “The Secret of the Mountains” and “Fire Festivals,” the book explores fresher contexts of human struggle, fusing personal and public to conjure a vision of suffering humanity.
The poems deal with the specific era of Nepali history when women were raped and human rights were abused. In the last section of the book, the poet evokes the image of his beloved poet Gopal Prasad Rimal whose prophetic lines ring a vital cord in the heart of Nepalese society even today, “ A day comes but once in an Age.”
In journalist and media person, Sharad Pradhan’s words, “Yuyutsu’s poetry has long been a part of the Nepalese consciousness: we use his more aphoristic lines as a paradigm of contemporary Nepali political and social changes.”
Poems in the collection represent Yuyutsu Sharma’s earlier Nepalese polity focused work before he started travelling to the Himalayas and in the last decade became known as a Himalayan poet for travelling the globe and reading and teaching poetry all over the world. He has published seven more collections, including most discussed, Annapurna Poems, Quaking Cantos: Nepal Earthquake Poems and A Blizzard in my Bones: New York Poems.
Recipient of fellowships and grants from The Rockefeller Foundation, Ireland Literature Exchange, Trubar Foundation, Slovenia, The Institute for the Translation of Hebrew Literature and The Foundation for the Production and Translation of Dutch Literature, his books have been translated into French, German, Slovenian, Spanish, Italian, Korean, Hebrew and Chinese.
0He has held workshops in creative writing and translation at Queen’s University, Belfast, University of Ottawa and South Asian Institute, New York University, New York, Heidelberg University, Germany, University of California, Davis, Sacramento State University, California and Columbia University, New York. RSS
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