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Collage of Life

Subtitle: A Collection of Poems

Authored By: P C K Prem (p c katoch)

Publisher:  Authorspress

ISBN-13: 9789352072743

Year of Publication: 2016

Pages: 80

                                       Binding: Paperback(PB)

Category:  Poetry, Fiction and Short Stories

Price in Rs. 136.50

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About the Book


Poems depict modernistic anxieties and curiosities, and visualize a modern man, a nonchalant recluse in surging dilemmas but finds no poise. A search for self, externalizes agonies and he creates a void to forget living in oblivion. Visible efforts to synthesize concord between the inner and the outer life create poetic personae, which delve deep into the dense consciousness to locate a doable habitable province. Lyrics reveal depth in perspectives and view present scenario from a multi-dimensional range. It is deconstructing the postmodernist loss of faith- “Love is not God is the truth of this age” and “anarchy is nature”. Conscious efforts to link poetry and social and cultural responsibility appear almost axiomatic and habitual. It is exploring the psyche a truncated age and going into reality abruptly and celebrating life without excluding its hurtful aspects and experiencing of anguish. Lyrics are an instance of realization, awakening and consciousness. Elegant and rhythmical seductive short and long lines, at times with stirring images and striking turn of phrases, hold out a vision of peace and harmony and effectively compound power of poetry to create reality imbued with feelings. 

About the Author


An author of more than forty-five books in English and Hindi, P C K Prem (P C Katoch of Malkher Garh-Palampur, Himachal, a former academician, civil servant and Member, PSC, Himachal),  with nine volumes of poetry, seven novels and two collections of short fiction, has also a few significant works on criticism like:  Contemporary Indian English Poetry from Himachal -edited 1992, English Poetry in India: A Comprehensive Survey of Trends and Thought-Patterns 2011, English Poetry in India: A Secular Viewpoint-Co-edited. Creative writings in Hindi include twenty novels, nine books on short fiction, one collection of poetry and criticism. Recipient of more than twenty literary/social awards including HP State Guleri & Academy Awards and Bharat Hindi Rattan Award,  presently he is working on ancient literature. He has one daughter Dr. Shivalik Katoch Pathania and a son P. Vikranta Jay Katoch. At present, he lives with wife Shakun in their farmhouse at Chanakyapuri, Palampur, Himachal.