Authored By: T Vasudeva Reddy
Year of Publication: 2017
|Pages: 108||Binding: Paperback(PB)|
Category: Poetry, Fiction and Short Stories
|Price in Rs. 206.50||Price in (USA) $. 16.52|
This work Sound and Silence is the eleventh collection of poems of T.V.Reddy, a luminous star shining in Indian English poetry. His poetry is a pleasant blend of the traditional and the modern, the realistic and the romantic, the symbolic and the imagist, the urban and the rural, social, satirical and spiritual streams of poetry. T.V.Reddy emerged as a potential signature with his quality-oriented poetry in English in India and he breathed into it both throbbing life and melody with its rare lyrical charm. Poems in all his previous collections are an undeniable proof of the sustaining quality of His poems cover a wide range of themes from the village to the global level with intense focus on human values. Sonnets on the spiritual thoughts that transport us to the sublime heights are the highlight of this book. It is not an exaggeration to say that very few poets can reach the lyrical heights he has scaled.
Dr.T.Vasudeva Reddy, born in Dec. 1943 in a village near Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh, did M.A in English in 1966 and got Ph. D for his thesis on the novels of Jane Austen. He worked as Lecturer, Reader and U.G.C National Fellow & Visiting Professor, and retired as Principal of Govt. Degree College in 2001. He received the Awards of International Eminent Poet in 1987, Hon. D. Litt. from the WAAC, San Francisco in 1988, Best Teacher Award at the College & University level from the Govt. of A.P. in 1990, Best Poetry award for his third poetry book The Fleeting Bubbles from Michael Madhusudan Dutt Academy, Calcutta in 1994, the prestigious U.G.C Award of National Fellowship in 1998 and ‘Excellence in World Poetry’ Award for the year 2009. His biography figures in the American Biographical Institute (N. Carolina, U.S.A), International Biographical Institute (Cambridge), Reference India & Asia (New Delhi) and Sahitya Akademi (New Delhi). He is a renowned poet, critic & novelist of international repute. His poems appeared in French journals in Paris. M.Phil and Ph.D. theses have been produced on his works. Now he is the Hon.President of GIEWEC (The Guild of Indian English Writers, Editors and Critics).