Wednesday, December 19, 2018

'Literature of Singapore\r'

'The writings of capital of capital of Singapore comprises a collection of literary whole caboodle by Singaporeans in any of the countrys quadruplet chief(prenominal) languages: English, Tamil, Chinese, and Malay. While Singaporean literary molds whitethorn be considered as also belonging to the belles-lettres of their specific languages, the belles-lettres of Singapore is viewed as a distinct body of literature portraying divers(a) aspects of Singapore society and forms a significant ploughshare of the culture of Singapore.Literature in all four official languages has been translated and showcased in publications such as the literary journal Singa, that was published in the 1980s and 1990s with editors including Edwin Thumboo and Koh gimp Song, as well as in polyglot anthologies such as Rhythms: A Singaporean millennial Anthology Of Poetry (2000), in which the poems were all translated three clock each into the three languages. A number of Singaporean writers such as Ta n Swie Hian and Kuo Pao Kun have contributed work in more than one language. However, such cross-linguistic fertilisation is becoming increasingly rare and it is without delay increasingly thought that Singapore has four sub-literatures or else of one.Literature being an integral part of the culture of Singapore also portrays the specific aspects of the Singaporean society. The literature of Singapore mainly consists of literary works by well-known Singaporean writers in the four major languages of the nation-English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil. The distinct body of literature offers a glimpse of the multi-cultural society and is also the literature of their specific languages.The familiar Singaporean writers like Tan Swie Hian and Kuo Pao Kun have do a significant contribution to the world of literature in Singapore. They have contributed their literary talent in more than one language. It is now considered that Singapore has four sub-literatures instead of one specific Singapor ean literature.Some of the everyday Singaporean writers are Aaron Lee, Muhammad Ariff Ahmad, Boey Kim Cheng, Felix Cheong, Rohani Din, Goh Poh Seng, Ivy Goh Nair, Liang Wern Fook, Rex Shelley, Kirpal Singh, Robert Yeo, Huzir Sulaiman, Colin Tan, Cyril Wong, Arthur Yap, Yong Shu Hoong and James Villanueva..\r\n'

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