For a near complete list of books published, check the French National Library site by entering “Wignesan, T.” in the search box for a list of 40. For a more or less but NOT complete list of books published:The Night Soil Man (a novel) & mere deaths and the mostly dead (a collection of six long and four short stories) pub. by Cyberwit.net - presented on 22-12-200. (These have disappeared from the French National Library without explanation), enter my name in the following National Library search page; and for another copyrighted list at the Library of Congress, click here.
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MORE OF WIGNESH'S WORK:
1) Tracks of a Tramp (A first collection of poems). Singapore-Kuala Lumpur: Rayirath (Raybooks) Publications, 1961. (Hardcover)Cf. on-line at the Victoria Institution (Kuala Lumpur) here. (Doesn’t include all the poems in the book.)
2) Rama and Ravana at the Altar of Hanuman : On Tamils, Tamil Literature & Tamil Culture by T. Wignesan (Paperback - Aug. 24, 2008)
3) Poietics: Disquisitions on the Art of Creation by T. Wignesan (Paperback - Mar. 10, 2008)
4) Victorian (pen-in-cheek) Vignettes & Tales (not so tall) of Timmy (the not so very polite) Malaya Hall Cat in London by T. Wignesan (Paperback - Apr. 25, 2008)
5) Sporadic Striving amid Echoed Voices, Mirrored Images & Stereotypic Posturing in Malaysian-Singaporean Literatures by T. Wignesan (Paperback - Sept. 7, 2008)
6) mere deaths and the mostly dead (A collection of six long and four short stories) by T. Wignesan (Paperback - Nov. 17, 2008)
7) The Night Soil Man (A Novel) by T. Wignesan (Paperback - Oct. 20, 2008)
8) Asianists' Asia by T. Wignesan (Paperback - Mar. 22, 2009)
9) Fire Readings: A Collection of Contemporary Writing from the Shakespeare and Company Fire Benefit Readings by David Applefield, Richard Hallward, and T. Wignesan (Paperback - Sept. 1992)
10) Bunga Emas: An Anthology of Contemporary Malaysian Literature by T. Wignesan (Hardcover - 1964)
- (Editor : Malaysia Section) Young Commonwealth Poets ’65. London: Heinemann in association with Cardiff Commonwealth Arts Festival, 1965, pp. 107-109.
- [Co-editor] Fire Readings:A Collection of Contemporary Writing from the Shakespeare & Company Fire Benefit Readings. Boston-Paris: Frank Books, 1991
- [Guest Editor] Journal of the Institute of Asian Studies (Millennium Number), Vol.XVII, N° 2, Chennai, India: Institute of Asian Studies, March 2000.
- [Founding Editor] The Journal of Comparative Poïetics, Vol. I ,N° 1(Paris), 1989. Published journal.
- The Journal of Comparative Poïetics, Vol. I, N° 2 & 3 (Paris), 1990-91. Published journal.
- The Journal of Comparative Poïetics, Vol. II, N° 1 (Paris), 1992. Published journal.
- [Founding Editor] The Asianists' Asia, Vol. I (Paris), 2000
- The Asianists' Asia, Vol. II (Paris), 2001, on-line at
- The Asianists' Asia, [Supplement] (Paris), 2002
- The Asianists' Asia, Vol. III (Paris), 2004
- The Asianists' Asia, Vol. IV (Paris), 2005
Contributed over a hundred articles and/or fictional pieces to a wide variety of popular and learned journals, and books, such as, The Journal of Commonwealth Literature (Leeds University: 1966 to 1990), Asia: A Handbook (London: 1966), The Journal of the Institute of Asian Studies (1995 to 2006) : Special 2000 Number-March, Chennai-India, 2000 (IAS, Chennai, India), Buddhism in Tamil Nadu (Institute of Asian Studies, India, 2000), International Institute of Asian Studies Newsletter (Leiden University), Journal of Asian Studies (USA), Komparatistische Hefte (Bayreuth University), Yearbook of ASNLE (Essen University), Journal of Eelam Studies (London), Lanka: Studies in Lankan Culture (Uppsala University), Radical Poetics (London), Forum Academicum (Heidelberg University), Discus (Frankfurt University), Fire Readings: A Collection of Writings from the Shakespeare & Company Fire Benefit Readings (Paris-Boston), The Gombak Review (International Islamic University Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur), Writing a Nation: Essays on Malaysian Literature (IIUM University, Kuala Lumpur, 2009), Sharing Borders: Studies in Contemporary Singaporean-Malaysian Literature (National Library Board & Arts Council, Singapore, 2009), Malayan Times (Kuala Lumpur), Le Canard Laqué (Institute of Political Science, Paris), http://www.viweb.cjb.net/ (Victoria Institution literary archives), Editor of the on-line journal: The Asianists’ Asia, Http://stateless.freehosting.net/1titlecontents.htm and so forth. Journal of Comparative Poietics/Revue de Poïétique Comparée (Founder editor: Paris, 1989-).
American Comparative Literature Association (1992>); (American) Association for Asian Studies (1991>); American Society for Aesthetics (2003>); [(Formerly) Royal Asiatic Society for Great Britain & Ireland (1964>); Koninklijk Instituut Voor Taal-, Land-en Volkenkunde, Netherlands (1975>); European Association for Commonwealth Language and Literature Studies (1989>); Association for the Study of New Literatures in English, Germany (1991>); Center for Asian Studies-Asian Research Service, Hong Kong-Canada (1991>); Mid-West Political Science Association, U.S.A. (2005>)]
Founder-Director: Research Centre for Comparative Poietics, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France (1988-1994); Founder-Director: Research Centre for Asian Studies, Paris, France (2000>).
Languages: Tamil (mother tongue), Malay, English, Spanish, German, French, and some Chinese.
A Stateless Person since 1969 (his only passport was confiscated by the British Embassy in Madrid in November 1967). Cf. Marquis’ Who’s Who in the World; Who’s Who in EACLALS (European Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies) 1995; The Concise Cambridge History of English Literature, 1970, and CD ROM Best-Europe.
ON THE WEB:
•Victorian (pen-in-cheek) Vignettes: I to V & Tales (not-so tall)of Timmy (the not-so-very polite) Malaya Hall Cat in London: VI to X. Published on-line by "Victimes" and the Victoria Institution (Kuala Lumpur) Web Site (Does not include the long “Introduction” to the printed book version.)