T (no first name) Wignesan
Biography of T (no first name) Wignesan
School-leaving certificates (SC: 1951, HSC: 1953 (Cambridge) , GCE: 1955 (London) , Inns of Court School of Law (London: Certificate of Academic Standing, Bar Standards Board,1953-56) , Official School of Languages: 3rd Yr-Spanish Literature & Civilization (Madrid: 1970) , Diploma in Hispanic Studies (Madrid: 1971) , Master’s in Spanish Literature (Madrid & Paris: 1972-73) , Doctorat d’Etat es lettres et sciences humaines (Sorbonne-Pantheon; 1983-87) .
ex-School teacher (Malaysia, Spain) , Lecturer (England, Germany, France) , Adjunct Professor and Research Fellow with the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS: 1973-1998) .
Ex-Journalist (Malaysia: 1954,1962) , England (1964-65) , Spain (1967))
Publisher’s editor: (Kuala Lumpur/London) ,1961-64.
T (no first name) Wignesan's Works:
Tracks of a Tramp (a first collection of poems) . Kuala Lumpur-Singapore: Rayirath (Raybooks) ,1961,44p.
Bunga Emas, An Anthology of Contemporary Malaysian Literature,1930-1063. Ed. London: A. Blond and Raybooks,1964,272p.
Bunga Emas & Tracks of a Tramp. Kuala Lumpur: Silverfish Books,2015,287p.
Blind Man's Lantern: Poems that lash out, mock and rip into the dark. Allahabad: Cyberwit.net,2015, xxvi-860p.
the smell of piss an' shit in his pants: The vicarious memoir of a Vietnam War veteran. Allahabad: Cyberwit,2015,120p.
Ice in My Eyes and Smoke in Yours. (Novel) Allahabad: Cyberwit,2016,672p.
Night Soil Man. (Novel) Allahabad: Cyberwit,2008, v-193p.
Rama and Ravana at the Altar of Hanuman: on Tamils, Tamil Literature and Tamil Culture. Chennai: Institute of Asian Studies,2006, xiii-439p.
Poietics: Disquisitions on the Art of Creation. Allahabad: Cyberwit,2008,214p.
Etude comparée des littératures nationales et/ou officielles de la Malaisie et de Singapour depuis 1941. Lille: University of Charles de Gaulle (ANRT) ,1988 & 2006,1086p.
mere deaths and the mostly dead. (Short story coll.) Allahabad: Cyberwit,2008,275p.
Asianists' ASIA.Vol. V. Ed. Allahabad: Cyberwit,2009, xii-185p.
Sporadic Striving amid Echoed Voices, Mirrored Images and Stereotypic Posturing in Malaysian-Singaporean Literatures. Allahabad: Cyberwit,2008, xix-244p.
Victorian (pen-in-cheek) Vignettes & Tales (not so tall) of Timmy (the not so very polite) Malaya Hall Cat in London. Allahabad: Cyberwit,2008, xv-207p.
The Journal of the Institute of Asian Studies (Millennium Number) , Vol. XVII,2. Guest Editor. Chennai: Institute of Asian Studies,2000, xii-174p.
Fire Readings: A Collection of Contemporary Writing from the Shakespeare & Co. Fire Benefit Readings. Co-Edited. Paris-Boston: Frank Books,1991,198p.
Founding-Editor: The Journal of Comparative Poietics (Paris) ,1989.
Founding-Editor: Asianists’ ASIA (Paris) ,2000.
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T (no first name) Wignesan Poems
The Sensation Of Nothingness, Translatio...
Consider, no matter what, even something agreeable falls so low: in the pureness of metaphysics, in the sublime brightness of nothingness.
Copla Cuarenta Y Siete: This Bad Guy Wor...
Could humans be thought intelligent And gods dumb blind bloody heartless: Might it look true
Limerick: Once Cute Pute In Gay Paris Ca...
Once Cute Pute* in Gay Paris called Miel* Plied her trade around a Ferris Wheel Rode them roller coaster Spun them on wheel later
Limerick: Once Monsters From Fearful Mot...
Once Monsters from fearful Mother-Villes Forgive the lapsus, I meant: Moths-Drills Not that They ate but flies But also butter flies
Limerick: Once A Wife Nurse And Husband ...
Once a wife Nurse and husband Doctor Loved the meat served from Clinic larder So they went in to see Found morgue bodies for free
The Last Hope, Translation Of Paul Verla...
There stands a tree in the cemetery Thrusting itself up in total freedom, By no means the fruit of bereavement – Spreading itself out on stone unobtrusively.
Copla Siete: This Bad Guy World
Watch those who say they serve God most They’ll boast their God stands for peace And for Him – kill! Watch those who clearly wish to boast
The Imaginary Man By Nicanor Parra, Tran...
<b>The Imaginary Man by Nicanor Parra, Translated by T. Wignesan The imaginary man lived in an imaginary house
Nevermore, Translation Of Paul Verlaine'...
(In this translation of Paul Verlaine’s « Nevermore », I must say I felt inveigled into adhering to the fixed form by making some unnecessary allowances just in order to respect the rime scheme. It would have been better if I had abandoned the effort at laboriously keeping to the original’s end-rimes. T. Wignesan) Souvenirs, souvenirs, what do you want of me? Autumn Invites the thrush to fly through the air lifeless sans tone,
Villanelle: Dare You Stain The Portals O...
Dare you stain the portals of your deity's sacrosanct citadel Which mortal mammal's primal address the rapists desecrate Be not taken aback the yoni passage leads astray linga infidel
To A Woman, Translation Of Paul Verlaine...
(In this traslation of Paul Verlaine’s sonnet: « A une femme », I have retained the rhyme scheme to the letter, I hope. T. Wignesan) To you these lines in faith must console I address:
Limerick: Once A Lone House Dog Led A Do...
Once a lone House Dog led a dog’s life Always wondered about life with wife Day and night heard House gripe Master duck Mistress swipe
Paris, Translation Of Paul Verlaine's Po...
(For those who may be interested, this poem by Paul Verlaine presents more difficulties than his other rhymed quatrains I have read, but then this may only be a personal feeling. T. Wignesan) Paris cannot lay claim to beauty but through its history, But this history is by beauty all through possessed!
Villanelle: Trust No One Even Wife/Husba...
Trust no one even wife/husband with personal secrets Some day shame will stalk as flames at villain stake A reticent tongue policy ensures a pact of no regrets
Curse Of Caste
They came on bullock-carts
loaded with gods
traversed sinuous mountain ranges