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Aavaan Javaan

Subtitle: Arriving at and Departing from

Authored By: Darius Cooper

Publisher:  Authorspress

ISBN-13: 9789387651197

Year of Publication: 2018

Pages: 108

                                       Binding: Paperback(PB)

Category:  Poetry, Fiction and Short Stories

Price in Rs. 175.00

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About the Book


Darius Cooper deals with small themes, commonplace activities. However, they add up to show a life that does not ignore important events. Cooper has a strong narrative style which includes the many things that have touched him during his long journey through everyday life. There is a touch of sadness in many of his poems, as if to live were the only way to know life's difficulties and harshnesses. Here is a poet who celebrates life despite its unfavourable moments, its laughter in the face of our very human errors.

– Bibhu Padhi


About the Author


Darius Cooper was born in Pune and got his first Master’s in Literature and Aesthetics from Bombay University. He taught at the SIES College in Sion, Bombay, from 1972 to 1979. In 1980, he left for the US on a scholarship to pursue further studies at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. In 1982, he got a second Master’s degree in English from USC and in 1989 he got a PhD in Literature and Film from USC. He currently resides and teaches Critical Thinking, Humanities and Film in the English Department of San Diego Mesa College.

He has authored Between Tradition and Modernity: The Cinema of Satyajit Ray, In Black and White: Guru Dutt and Hollywood Melodrama, and The Fuss About Queens and Other Stories. Beyond the Chameleon’s Skill, a volume of poems was published in 2011.