September 28, 2023


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Book Review: Of Ashes and Persiflage by Aneek Chatterjee

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Gopal Lahiri reviews Aneek Chatterjee‘s poetry collection, Of Ashes and Persiflage (Hawakal Publishers, 2020) and calls it an allure of collecting from the inside out.

  • ISBN:978-81-934230-2-8
  • Year: November, 2020
  • Published by: Hawakal Publishers, Kolkata,
  • Price: INR-350/-

Many believe that poetry is the engagement with existence and extension of self at the end. It makes sense of the situation retaining the intimacy and the directness of the soul. There is no denying that poetry is one of the most powerful instruments for our survival. It is one mode of transport one takes on the long way through unknowing.

Aneek Chatterjee’s third poetry collection of Ashes and Persiflage explores the allure of collecting from the inside out. These poems do not merely exalt the smooth contours of pop-up words, they also explore the unmasked corners and unknown edges of life.

The poet believes that the time is the best judge for any work. He further adds,

‘ it decides what is good or bad. However, a poet feels happy and inspired when readers love his or her work.’

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