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On Edwin Thumboo

  • Alcock, Peter. "Colloquial Ratiocination." Rev. of Gods Can Die, by Edwin Thumboo. Pacific Quarterly Moana 3.1. 1978: 133-35.
  • Alfred, Maureen. Rev. "Edwin Thumboo - 'Child's Delight' ". SingaporeBook World. 4. 1973: 26. "An Interview with Emeritus Professor Edwin Thumboo" in Ascent , Vol.7, No.2, April 1998: 2-3.
  • Amanuddin, S. "South Asian Writers and the Nobel Prize" in World Literature Today . 62.2, 1988: 204-207.
  • Ban Kah Choon and Lee Tzu Pheng . " 'Only Connect': Quest and Response in Singapore-Malaysian Poetry" in The English Language in Singapore . Ed. William Crewe . Singapore : Eastern Universities Press , 1977:189-208.
  • Ban Kah Choon. "Ulysses by the Merlion/Oedipus at the Waterfront" in ACLALS Bulletin 7.2. 1985: 39-50.
  • Ban Kah Choon. "His Pursuit of Passion" in Life! Books - inScribe. The Straits Times.October 9, 2000: 5.
  • Bennet, Bruce. "Edwin Thumboo-The Poet as Traveller" in Interlogue : Studies in Singapore Literature . Volume 2: Poetry. Ed. Kirpal Singh. Singapore : Ethos Books, 1999: 77-83.
  • Bennet, Bruce. "Edwin Thumboo and A.D. Hope: Island Men and their Communities" in Ariels: Departure and Returns. A Festschrift for Edwin Thumboo. Singapore : Oxford University Press, 1999: 84-95.
  • Bilahari, Kim Hee. Rev. of Seven Poets: Singapore and Malaysia , by Edwin Thumboo. Commentary.6. 1973:5.
  • Birch, David and Hyland, Peter, eds. "Cunning beneath the Verbs: Demythologising Singapore English Poetry" in Discharging the Canon: Cross Cultural Readings in Literature . Singapore : Singapore University Press, 1986: 147-190.
  • Brewster, Anne. Towards a Semiotic of Post-Colonial Discourse: University Writing in Singapore and Malay: 1949-1965. Singapore : Heinemann Asia for Centre for Advanced Studies, National University of Singapore , 1989, p. 18, 23-25. [Brief critical points on the early poetry of Edwin Thumboo]
  • Bruner, Charlotte. Rev. of Ulysses by the Merlion, by Edwin Thumboo. World Literature Today 54.4. 1980: 700.
  • Chiang Shu-chen. " Ulysses by the Merlion : Singapore 's English Poetry in Search of a Cultural Identity". Sun Yat Sen Journal of Humanities . 9. Taiwan : College of Liberal Arts , National Sun Yat-sen University , August 1999: 169-182.
  • Chin Woon Ping. "A Native Worlding: Decolonisation and 'Race' in the Poetry of Edwin Thumboo." Perceiving Other Worlds. Ed. Edwin Thumboo. Singapore: Times Academic Press, 1991. 269-82.
  • Choke, Poon. "Thumboo champions the ASEAN writers' cause." In BangkokPost , 16 August, 1980.
  • De Souza, Dudley. "Critical Balance: A Note on Edwin Thumboo's Critical Assumptions." Commentary 4.2 . 1980: 59-61.
  • De Souza, Dudley. "Edwin Thumboo: 'Conversation with My Friend Kwang Mun at Loong Kwong of Outram Park.'" Critical Engagements: Singapore Poems in Focus. Ed. Kirpal Singh. Singapore: Heinemann, 1986. 17-24.
  • De Souza, Dudley. " Gods Can Die: The Writer and Moral or Social Responsibility." Solidarity 104/05. 1985: 89-94.
  • Driver, D. "South-Africa (Bibliography of Literature 1979)" in Journal of Commonwealth Literature . 15.2, 1980: 157-171.
  • Ee Tiang Hong. Responsibility and Commitment: The Poetry of Edwin Thumboo . Ed. Leong Liew Geok. Singapore: Centre for Advance Studies/Singapore University Press, 1997.
  • Egudu, Romanus N. "Okigbo Misrepresented: Edwin Thumboo on Love Apart " in Presence Africaine: Revue Culturelle du Monde Noir/ Cultural Review of the Negro World.76, 75005 Paris , France , 1970: 187-93.
  • Francis, C.J. "Thumboo's New Poem." Rev. of 'The Cough of Alburquerque', by Edwin Thumboo. Write 4 . 1958: 7-8.
  • Fry, C.A. "Even Gods Can Die." Rev. of Gods Can Die, by Edwin Thumboo. Singapore Book World . 8. 1977 : 49.
  • Goh, Robbie B.H., Anne Pakir , Ban Kah Choon and Tong Chee Kiong. Introduction in in Ariels: Departure and Returns. A Festschrift for Edwin Thumboo.Singapore: Oxford University Press, 1999 : 1-17.
  • Gooneratne, Yasmine. "Edwin Thumboo: Ulysses by the Merlion. "Critical Engagements: Singapore Poems in Focus. Ed. Kirpal Singh. Singapore: Heinemann, 1986. 7-16.
  • Gopal, Saras. Rev. of Seven Poets: Singapore and Malaysia by Edwin Thumboo . S ingaporeBook World. 4. 1973: 31-33.
  • Gordon, Jan B. Rev. of Gods Can Die, by Edwin Thumboo. New Directions 4.1 . March 1977: 30-31.
  • Gordon, Jan B. "The Second Tongue Myth: English Poetry in Polylingual Singapore " in Ariel: - A Review of International English Literature . 15.4, October 1984: 41-65.
  • Harrex, Syd, and Sudesh Mishra. "Interview with Edwin Thumboo." CRNLE Reviews Journal ½ . 1988: 181-89.
  • Haskell, Dennis. "People, Traffic and Concrete: Perceptions of the City in Modern Singaporean Poetry" in South Pacific Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies(SPAN). No.32. Wollongong : South Pacific Association for Commonwealth, 1991, p. 85-94. [Brief analytical points from pgs 89 - 91]
  • Haskell, Dennis. " "Authority" in Modern Singapore Poetry" in in Interlogue: Studies in Singapore Literature . Volume 2: Poetry. Ed. Kirpal Singh. Singapore : Ethos Books, 1999: 19-34.
  • Haskell, Dennis " Singapore from the Battlements: Edwin Thumboo and the Yeats Connection" in Ariels: Departures and Returns. A Festschrift for Edwin Thumboo . Singapore : Oxford University Press, 1999:35-47.
  • Heng, Geraldine. "Measure of Grace: The Poetry of Edwin Thumboo." Commentary 4.2 . January 1980: 66-76.
  • Holaday, W.P.C. "Singing in a Second Tongue (Recent Malaysian and Singaporean Poetry in English)" in Journal of Commonwealth Literature. 18.1, 1983: 27-41.
  • Hosillos, Lucil l a. "The Refractive Poetry of Edwin Thumboo." Mithi . 9. 1985: 2-52.
  • Hsin Yuen Lien. "The Discomfiting Truth about Thumboo." Rev. of Gods Can Die, by Edwin Thumboo. Sunday Nation 29 May 1977.
  • Hyland, Peter. " Singapore - Poet, Critic, Audience" in World Literature Written in English . 23.1, 1984: 137-145. (Not available -missing from journal in Library)
  • "In Conversation with Professor Edwin Thumboo ." Channelnewsasia.com - Analysis - Source : http://www.mediacorpnews.com/analysis_prog/incon/incon_ethumbo1.htm Date Accessed: 28 Nov 2003. Time Accessed: 2.11 PM
  • Jenstad, Nallama. Rev. of The Flowering Tree: Selected Writings from Singapore and Malaysia . SingaporeBook World. 1. December 1970: 98-100.
  • Jose, F. Sionil. "The Challenge of Modernity." Conversations with F. Sionil Jose. Ed. Mignell A. Bernard. Quezon City: Vera Reyers Inc., 1991. 221-55.
  • Kachru, Braj. "Raja Rao Award 2002" Citation for Prof Edwin Thumboo, awardee of the 2002 Raja Rao award. From website of Samvad India Foundation. Source: http://www.samvadindia.com/si-award2002.htm Date Accessed: 24 June 2005 Time Accessed: 10.58 am
  • Koh Buck Song. " Thumboo, Edwin Nadason (1933 )."The Oxford Companion to Twentieth century Poetry in English. Ed. Ian Hamilton. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1994: 542.
  • Koh Buck Song. "Down to Earth." Rev. of A Third Map: New and Selected Poems, by Edwin Thumboo. Straits Times 22 May 1993: Life! 12 .
  • Koh Buck Song. "Edwin Thumboo (1933 )." Writers of the lndian Diaspora. A Bio­Bibliographical Critical Sourcebook.Ed. Emmanuel S. Nelson. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1993: 439-44.
  • Koh Buck Song. "The Return of Edwin Thumboo." Straits Times 22 May 1993: Life! 2.
  • Kwan-Terry, John. Rev. of Gods Can Die, by Edwin Thumboo. World Literature Today 52. 1978: 524.
  • Lau, Eric. "The Poet and Administrator" in The Ridge. September 1999:5.
  • Lee Tzu Pheng. "Foreword." Gods Can Die. Singapore: Heinemann, 1977. ix-xiii.
  • Leong Liew Geok."Configuring a Nationalist/National Poetic: Four Singaporean Poets in
  • English" in Anglistisk . Sept 2001; 12(2): 47-62.
  • Leong Liew Geok " "We must make a people": The Lyric Enterprise of Edwin Thumboo" in
  • Interlogue: Studies in Singapore Literature . Volume 2: Poetry. Ed. Kirpal Singh. Singapore : Ethos Books, 1999: 35-49.
  • Lim Pin. Foreword in Ariels: Departure sand Returns. A Festschrift for Edwin Thumboo.Singapore: Oxford University Press, 1999.
  • Lim, Shirley Geok Lin. "Edwin Thumboo: A Study of Influence in the Literary History of Singapore." The Writer's Sense of the Contemporary: Pape rs in Southeast Asian and Australian Literature . Ed. Bruce Bennett et al. Nedlands, W.A.: Centre for Studies on Australian Literature, University of W.A., 1982. 30-34.
  • Lim, Shirley Geok Lin. "The English-Language Writer in Singapore " Management of Success: The Moulding of Modern Singapore . Ed. K.S. Sandhu and P. Wheatley. Singapore , Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 1989. Reprinted in Singapore Literature in English: A Critical Reader. Malaysia , Universiti Putra Malaysia Press, 2002, p.33-59. [Includes 3-page analysis on Thumboo]
  • Lim, Shirley Geok Lin. "The Conversions of a National Poet: Edwin Thumboo" Nationalism and Literature: English-Language Writing from the Philippines and Singapore . Quezon City : New Day Publishers, 1993, p. 91-129 [See also chapter 6 which makes brief comparison of the poetry of Edwin Thumboo and Arthur Yap, pp. 130-131 and155-156.]
  • Liu, Marcia P. Rev. of The Second Tongue: An Anthology of Poetry from Malaysia and Singapore . SingaporeBook World . 7, 1976: 36; 38.
  • Nair, Chandran. Rev. of Seven Poets - Singapore and Malaysia .
  • Nazareth, Peter. "Edwin Thumboo Interviewed by Peter Nazareth." World Literature Written in English18.1. 1979: 151-71; Rpt. with slight modifications in Iowa Review 9.4. 1979: 97-117.
  • Nazareth, Peter. "Edwin Thumboo of Singapore." Afriscope 10.2. Yaba, Lagos , Nigeria . 1980: 28-33.
  • Nazareth, Peter. "Edwin Thumboo on His Own Poetry: An Interview." Pacific Quarterly Moana . 6.2 1981: 109-32.
  • Nazareth, Peter and Thumboo, Edwin . " A Conversation between Peter Nazareth and Edwin Thumboo on Transformations of Oral Cultures in the Third World" in Pacific Quarterly.7.2, 1982: 93-101.
  • Nazareth, Peter. "Interweaving Edwin Thumboo. As interviewed by Peter Nazareth. Newly edited by Gwee Li Sui " in Ariels: Departure and Returns. A Festschrift for Edwin Thumboo . Singapore : Oxford University Press, 1999: 152-173.
  • NBDCS News. "Prof Thumboo Opens Seminar on Cataloguing." Vol. 1, No. 2. April 1981, pp. 3.
  • Needham, John. "A Post-Colonial Excursion" in PN-Review (PNR) . 1999 May-June; 25(5 (127)): 33-40.
  • Ong, Choo Suat. Rev. of The Second Tongue: An Anthology of Poetry from Malaysia and Singapore . New Directions 3. 4 December 1976: 31.
  • Ong Sor Fern. "There's rhyme and reason" in The Straits Times . 12 March 1998.
  • Ooi Boo Eng. "Even Gods Can Die." Rev. of Gods Can Die, by Edwin Thumboo. New Straits Times 16 Dec. 1977: l 5.
  • Ooi Boo Eng. " Malaysia and Singapore (Annual Bibliography of Commonwealth Literature)" in Journal of Commonwealth Literature . 15.2, 1980: 102-113.
  • Ooi Boo Eng. Singapore/Malaysian Poetry: At Least Something and Less and More.
  • Southeast Asian Review of English, 2:44-62, August 1981.
  • O'Sullivan,Vincent. "Edwin Thumboo: Gods Can Die. "Critical Engagements: Singapore Poems in Focus. Ed. Kirpal Singh. Singapore: Heinemann, 1986. 1 -6.
  • Patke, Rajeev. S. " Singapore and the Two Ulysses" in the Arts . Issue No.6. Singapore :
  • Centre for the Arts, National University of Singapore . April 1998: 24-30.
  • Patke, Rajeev. S. "Voice and Authority in English Poetry from Singapore " in Interlogue :
  • Studies in Singapore Literature . Volume 2: Poetry. Ed. Kirpal Singh.
  • Singapore : Ethos Books, 1999: 85-113.
  • Patke, Rajeev S . "Poetry in English from Singapore " in World Literature Today . April 1, 2000. Vol 74, Issue 2: 293.
  • Rajendra, Cecil. "More Vinegar than Wine" Rev. of The Second Tonguein Titar , Arts Review, December 5, 1976:19.
  • Rajendra, Cecil. "The Poet as a Saint." The Star 6 Mar. 1977.
  • Sankaran, Chitra. Essay on Edwin Thumboo. The Literary Encyclopedia: Literature in
  • English Around the World. Source: http://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=5042 Date Accessed: 8 December 2003. Time Accessed: 2.46 pm
  • Sankaran, Chitra. Rev. of Ariels: Departures and Returnsin World Englishes . Volume 21, No. 3, pp. 457-461. Oxford : Backwell Publishers, 2002.
  • Schaffeld, Norbert. " 'Ulysses by the Merlion': Cross-Cultural Visions in the Poetry of Edwin Thumboo" in Proceedings of the Conference of the German Association of University of Teachers of English (Anglistentag). Trier , Germany : Wissenshaftlicher, 1999.
  • Sharrad. Paul. Review of "The Poetry of Singapore " in CRNLE Reviews Journal. No. 1, 1986: 71-77.
  • Sharrad, Paul. " Islands and Oceans: Modern Pacific Literature" in Ariels: Departure and Returns. A Festschrift for Edwin Thumboo . Singapore : Oxford University Press, 1999: 139-151Sim Leoi Leoi. "Thumbs up for Thumboo" in The Star . 24 October 2000. Section 2, pp. 17.
  • Sinclair, John McHardy. "Poetic discourse: A Sample Exercise" in The Taming of the Text . Willie van Peer (ed.) London : Routledge, 1988, p. 258-279.
  • Singh, Kirpal. Rev. of The Second Tonguein Westerly , No.1. March 1977:104-105.
  • Singh, Kirpal. "Thumboo's Vitality." Rev. of Gods Can Die, by Edwin Thumboo. Asiaweek . 6 May 1977: 46.
  • Singh, Kirpal. "A People's Poet." Rev. of Gods Can Die, by Edwin Thumboo. World Literature Written in English 17.2. Arlington , TX . 1978: 598-603.
  • Singh, Kirpal. "Think Local Writers and the First Name that Springs to Mind Must be Edwin Thumboo." Sunday Times 3 Feb. 1980: 11.
  • Singh, Kirpal. "Towards a Singapore Classic - Ulysses by the Merlion. "Literary Criterion 15.2. 1980: 74-87.
  • Singh, Kirpal . "An Approach to Singapore Writing in English" in Ariel . 15:4, 1984: 5-24.
  • Singh, Kirpal and Ooi Boo Eng. "The Poetry of Edwin Thumboo - A Study in Development." World Literature Written in English. 24.2. 198 5 : 454-59.
  • Singh, Kirpal. "Staying Close but Breaking Free: Indian Writers in Singapore " in Reworlding:
  • The Literature of the Indian Diaspora . Emmanuel S. Nelson (ed.) New York : Greenwood Press, 1992, pp. 99-104.
  • Sng, Elaine. "Two South East Asian Poets: Ee Tiang Hong (Malaysia); Edwin Thumboo (Singapore)." Honours Thesis. Brisbane, Queensland: University of Queensland, 1983.
  • Sridha, K.K. "Sociolinguistic Theory and Non-Native Varieties of English" in Lingua . 68.1, 1986: 39-58.
  • Tan, K.H. Rev. of The Second Tongue: An Anthology of Poetry from Malaysia and Singapore . Prospect.9.1, January 1977: 44-45.
  • Tope, Lily Rose. "Edwin Thumboo's A Third Map : Ambivalent Nationalism in Singapore " in Journal of English Studies and Comparative Literature 1, 1996: 78-95.
  • "Wavelength Interviews Three Singapore Writers." Wavelength 3 . 1984: 4-6.
  • Webster, Jonathan. "The Poet's Language: Foregrounding in Edwin Thumboo's gods can die " in World Englishes. 17.3, November 1998: 359-368.
  • Webster, Jonathan. "Thumboo's David" in Ariels: Departure and Returns. A Festschrift for Edwin Thumboo. Singapore : Oxford University Press, 1999:71-83
  • Webster, Jonathan. Analysis of 'Conjunction' in Continuing Discourse on Language: A Functional Perspective(in honour of M.A.K. Halliday's 80 th birthday) Equinox Publishing. 2005. Title of essay and pg nos to be confirmed upon publication.
  • Wignesan, T. "Religion as Refuge or Conflict and Non-Change - The Case of the Malaysian Writer in English" in Journal of Commonwealth Literature . 16.1, 1981: 76-86.
  • Wignesan, T. "Invisibility or Marginality - Identity Crisis in the Literatures of Malaysia and Singapore " in Komparatische Hefte. 7, 1983: 53-68. (Not available)
  • W ong Phui Nam . "The Poem as Experience." New Straits Times 22 July 1992: 34.
  • Wood, Richard E. "Edwin Thumboo: The Second Tongue " Rev. in World Literature Today . 51. Autumn 1977: 679.
  • Yeo, Robert. Rev. of Seven Poets: Singapore and Malaysiain Educator . No. 9, 1974: 48-49. (Not available)
  • Yeo, Robert. "Who's Afraid of Edwin Thumboo?" Solidarity 3.96. 1983: 43-51.

 

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