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This Floating World

Publisher: Landmark Books
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  • About the Author
  • More haikus by popular demand from Singapore's bestselling poet.

    In this bumper volume of 392 haikus, Gwee comments on and pokes fun at people, subjects and events in and far beyond Singapore: Bob Dylan, Paul Tambyah, the PM's sister, Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Billy Graham, Kim Jong Un, Stan Lee, Donald Trump, Greta Thunberg, Batman! Racism, doxxing, lim kopi, gun culture, fake news, arts funding, breast feeding, refugees, academic freedom, sin taxes! The fall of Singapore, Hong Kong protests, HIV data leak, Crazy Rich Asians, Charlottesville, US refugee ban, Brexit! In the miscellany find 38 Oxley Road, Baba Yaga, casual snobbery, Minority-race PM, bureaucratic bloat, One Belt One Road. And there are lines about Fanny Hill, toilet python, eunach disease, private clubs, gay cakes and rude gestures too.

  • Gwee Li Sui is a poet, a graphic artist, and a literary critic who holds a doctorate in eighteenth-century literature from Queen Mary, University of London. He has published a graphic novel Myth of the Stone and six collections of verse to date: Who Wants to Buy a Book of Poems?, One Thousand and One Nights, Who Wants to Buy an Expanded Edition of a Book of Poems?, The Other Merlion and Friends, Haikuku and This Floating World. He is also the editor of Telltale: Eleven Stories, Man/Born/Free: Writings on the Human Spirit from Singapore, and Singathology: 50 New Works by Celebrated Singaporean Writers, among others. He has translated Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince in Singlish, as The Leeter Tunku.

ISBN: 9789811485619
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 232
Year Published: 2021
Size: 195mm x 130mm