Tracks of a Tramp:A first collection of poems, being a selection of diversely constructed poems, written during 1948 and 1960 in Malaysia, in England, and in Germany. His poems first appeared in "Forum Academicum" at Heidelberg University in 1958, 1960 & 1961 and also in "Discus" at Frankfurt University in 1960. These are independent poems and do not necessarily take after any hallowed tradition.
Chair Professor Eric Mottram's introduction to Wignesan's poetry was translated into German by Horst Taubmann and published in the "Forum Academicum" at Heidelberg University in July 1958, together with a sampling of Wignesan's poems. Apart from furnishing details of the poet's cultural background and the lingusitic choices available to him, Mottram declared: "...he has not suffered academic literary innoculation. Such an English poetry has its own fate. It is the poetry of an English-writing Malayan attempting to use the ancient Indian idea of poetry. [...] It is a spoken rather than a written art, a rhetorical celebration of how the mind moves out of the senses and objects of experience into the experience of beatitude. They claim "the flower and fruit of Speech is Truth", and this is the philosophical aim of Wignesan's verse, its particular direction. He does not imitate Vedic traditions; he aims at something more personal. [...] Wignesan is very much himself, his own dogma, his own ebullient, intensely self-reliant self. [...] These poems show he can make his own way." [the late Eric Mottram, a prolific poet and renowned critic himself, was Chair/Emeritus Professor of English and American Literature at King's College, University of London]
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