A Gathering of Themes
A Gathering of Themes

A Gathering of Themes

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by Edwin Thumboo

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This collection contains Prof Thumboo’s latest works. Especially interesting are the poems based on biblical characters, something very close to his heart in recent years. Some evergreens of his works are included, such as “A poet reading”, to make this a most collectible set of his published works.

The sections are named: Chin (for his wife), Tribes, Togetherness, Cultures, I to i, By Quiet Waters and Words.

About the Author

Edwin Thumboo is Emeritus Professor and Professorial Fellow at the National University of Singapore, where he served as the first Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (1980 – 1991). The awards he has received include, the National Book Development Council of Singapore Book Award for Poetry thrice, the South East Asian Write Award, Singapore’s Cultural Medallion, the ASEAN Cultural and Communication Award in Literature, the Raja Rao Award and Singapore’s Meritorious Service Medal. Poetry Festival Singapore (2015) is his most recent start‐up.

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ISBN: 978‐981‐11‐9809‐0
Published: 2018
Dimension: 152mm x 229mm 
Extent: 280
Finish: Paperback