Authored By: Ratan Bhattacharjee
Year of Publication: 2015
|Pages: 210||Binding: Paperback(PB)|
Category: Poetry, Fiction and Short Stories
|Price in Rs. 206.50||Price in (USA) $. 29.95|
“Oleander may be Ophelia, Jessica or a Banalata Sen,” but it is not a meaning which the poet would wish to pursue. Rather Oleander as symbolic leitmotif posits the flowering of Love/love, both as an ideal and as a human experience.
Antony Johae, Professor, Shakespeare Studies, Essex University, UK.
Placing the Oleander at the core of his poetic universe, the author relies on its duality to portray the wealth of emotions, fears, expectations, joys and sorrows engendered by love. The legendary flower of oleander, evokes Leander’s immortal love for his beloved Hero and his tragic end, and also speaks of the perpetual re-enactments of love’s bliss and sorrows, joys and predicament
Daniela Rogobete, Senior Lecturer, University of Craiova, Romania
This collection is the perfect gift for every person that has loved, is in love, and looks forward to finding that special partner with whom to share the journey of life.
Elisabetta Marino, University of Rome
After his debut as a love poet in his best seller (Cyberwit.net) and a milestone of poetic literature The Ballad of the Bleeding Bubbles, Dr. Ratan Bhattacharjee, the bilingual writer and serious researcher who is at present the Associate Professor and Head of the Post- Graduate Dept. of English, Dum Dum Motijheel College, Kolkata comes out this time with a wonderfully varied treasure trove of love poems, his book Oleander Blooms: A Bouquet of Love Blossoms. Dr. Bhattacharjee who is the distinguished member of the International Advisory Board of International Theodore Dreiser Society, USA (http://www.dreisersociety.org/) is also the Founder Director of the newly inaugurated Dattani Archive and Research Association (DARA), Kolkata. He successfully edits the International Journal Literary Confluence: A Global Journal of English and Culture Studies and earlier VIEW (Voices of the Indian English Writers). Besides being a short story writer, he is a free-lance journalist and regular book reviewer associated with The Telegraph, Assam Tribune and Eastern Chronicle with occasional write ups in The Guardian and The Washington Post. Besides his books on British and American Literature, he has to his credit more than 500 articles on contemporary issues of literature and society.