This book is a critical reception of Vihang A. Naik’s poetical works. He is a poetical genius who commemorates poetry which is metaphysical in nature. A passionate traveler, his life experiences and philosophical thought never fail to convey in his poetry. Following his poetical journey, we get a closer look not only into his ideologies but how he makes poetry his way of living in itself.
Four of his publications are examined from a literary perspective in this book:
“City Times and Other Poems” which form a basis for his poetical travelogue and his experiences, and the journey within as well as in the city.
“Making A Poem” is a poetical collection that focuses closely on a writer’s imaginative process and the way poetry is brought out as a form. The way the poet himself composes his poetry as well as his personal aesthetics are discussed within this book.
“Poetry Manifesto” craftily brings out the flavors of vintage poetry.
“Jeevangeet” explores the poet’s flair for poetical genius within his Mother tongue. The collection focuses on varied themes and contains a philosophical edge.
The author focuses on creating poetry that are metaphorical in nature and convey a deeper layer of meaning on closer inspection. It is precisely for this purpose that this book adds value for the reader along with the other titles in the collection simply because his poetry are not only crafted with the intent to provide a deeper philosophy and creative flair, but also provide a metaphysical edge to it, so that it adds more value to his works.
However, his collections never betray the author’s passion from urbanity, technological relevance as well as the moral responsibility of a modern man. This is perhaps why his works are considered relevant, and a very unique balance of old style poetry with the contemporary flavor.
This book seeks to provide a comprehensive study to the symbolism used within his poetry, his experiences and the entire thought process that went into each of his collections, elements that form a fundamental basis for his poetry, technical and stylistic analysis and also the themes that the author has chosen to bring out through his poetical works.
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