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  • Title: Turner: New and Selected Poems
  • Author: David Dabydeen
  • ISBN: 9781900715683
  • Page: 257
  • Format: Paperback

  • David Dabydeen s Turner is a long narrative poem written in response to J M W Turner s celebrated poem Slavers Throwing Overboard the Dead and Dying Dabydeen s poem focuses on what is hidden in Turner s painting, the submerged head of the drowning African In inventing a biography and the drowned man s unspoken desires, the poem brings into confrontation the wish forDavid Dabydeen s Turner is a long narrative poem written in response to J M W Turner s celebrated poem Slavers Throwing Overboard the Dead and Dying Dabydeen s poem focuses on what is hidden in Turner s painting, the submerged head of the drowning African In inventing a biography and the drowned man s unspoken desires, the poem brings into confrontation the wish for renewal and the inescapable stains of history, including the meaning of Turner s painting.
    David Dabydeen
    David Dabydeen born 9 December 1955 is a Guyanese born critic, writer, novelist and academic Since 2010 he has been Guyana s ambassador to China.Dabydeen is the author of novels, collections of poetry and works of non fiction and criticism, as editor as well as writer His first book, Slave Song 1984 , a collection of poetry, won the Commonwealth Poetry Prize and the Quiller Couch Prize A further collection, Turner New and Selected Poems, was published in 1994, and reissued in 2002 the title poem, Turner is an extended sequence or verse novel responding to a painting by J M W Turner, Slavers Throwing overboard the Dead and Dying Typhoon coming on 1840.His first novel, The Intended 1991 , the story of a young Asian student abandoned in London by his father, won the Guyana Prize for Literature Disappearance 1993 tells the story of a young Guyanese engineer working on the south coast of England who lodges with an elderly woman The Counting House 1996 is set at the end of the nineteenth century and narrates the experiences of an Indian couple whose hopes of a new life in colonial Guyana end in tragedy The story explores historical tensions between indentured Indian workers and Guyanese of African descent His 1999 novel, A Harlot s Progress, is based on a series of pictures painted in 1732 by William Hogarth who was the subject of Dabydeen s PhD and develops the story of Hogarth s black slave boy Through the character of Mungo, Dabydeen challenges traditional cultural representations of the slave His latest novel, Our Lady of Demerara, was published in 2004.Dabydeen has been awarded the title of fellow of the Royal Society of Literature He is the second West Indian writer V.S Naipaul was the first and the only Guyanese writer to receive the title.In 2001 Dabydeen wrote and presented The Forgotten Colony, a BBC Radio 4 programme exploring the history of Guyana His one hour documentary Painting the People was broadcast by BBC television in 2004.The Oxford Companion to Black British History, co edited by Dabydeen, John Gil and Cecily Jones, appeared in 2007.In 2007, Dabydeen was awarded the Hind Rattan Jewel of India Award for his outstanding contribution to literature and the intellectual life of the Indian diaspora from


    Commentaires:

    Hannah Polley
    This book is mostly made up of a long poem that Dabydeen wrote based on Turner's painting 'Slave Ship' which depicts slavers throwing sick slaves overboard which was a common practise at the time. The colours in the painting are amazingly vivid but I think it is a little unfair of Dabydeen to say 'The intensity of Turner's painting is such that I believe the artist in private must have savoured the sadism he publicly denounced'. A copy of the painting is included in the book for anyone unfamilia [...]

    kp
    Outstanding collection. The long title poem is abreathtaking exploration of loss, perspective, and the long ghost of the past.

    貝晨珊
    very dramatic and veeery beautiful.

    Leif
    Dabydeen's powers as a poet are considerable. More attuned to textuality's limitations than many other diasporic Guyanese writers, in Turner Dabydeen is able to conjure a vision of the Middle Passage that falls into neither romantic myths nor callous statistics. In other words, he can see clearly that his desire to recover a lost object---the voice of slaves lost to the sea---is always going to be a failure, but is necessary nevertheless. Addressing the poetic construction of a stillborn child f [...]

    Misha
    I liked 'Turner' a lot (especially part XXII; I'd give Turner 4/5 moose). As for the other poems; I would probably not have borrowed/bought this collection based on them (then again, I borrowed it on the basis of Turner's painting, which is one of my favourites). Even though I found the language (from rather heavy AAVE that required a translation to a more subtle -but still very present- Afro-American variant) very interesting to read, it was exhaustive and slowed the reader down (which was prob [...]

    secondwomn
    very mixed feelings about this collection. i like dabydeen's use of language and his imagery and his characters. but this doesn't feel like poetry to me. it feels like storytelling maybe. nothing about this seems linked to the poetic form, nothing about the lines seems necessary. the title piece is the best of them. many of the other pieces feel repetitive. and yet, there's something intriguing going on that i can't put my finger on.

    Kaj Peters
    Voor mij krijgt het schitterende schilderij van Turner absoluut een nieuwe dimensie door het schitterende taalgebruik van David Dabydeen. Normaal ben ik niet een enorme fan van dichtende academici die hun wetenschappelijke vakgebied incorporeren in hun artistieke uitspattingen, maar hier weet de auteur zeker de juiste balans te vinden tussen intellectualisme en gevoelige associaties.

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