The Short Stories and Radio Plays of S. Rajaratnam

The Short Stories and Radio Plays of S Rajaratnam Fourteen stimulating literary works that shine a new light on Singapore s first foreign minister and one of its most eloquent and farsighted leaders the late S Rajaratnam Celebrated as one of Singapor

  • Title: The Short Stories and Radio Plays of S. Rajaratnam
  • Author: S. Rajaratnam Irene Ng
  • ISBN: 9789810894306
  • Page: 307
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Fourteen stimulating literary works that shine a new light on Singapore s first foreign minister and one of its most eloquent and farsighted leaders the late S Rajaratnam Celebrated as one of Singapore s founding fathers, very little has been said of his literary prowess The seven short stories, which he wrote in London in the 1940s, were previously published in variousFourteen stimulating literary works that shine a new light on Singapore s first foreign minister and one of its most eloquent and farsighted leaders the late S Rajaratnam Celebrated as one of Singapore s founding fathers, very little has been said of his literary prowess The seven short stories, which he wrote in London in the 1940s, were previously published in various collections alongside some of the most distinguished writers in the world Impressed by his talent, George Orwell, who at the time worked for the BBC Eastern Service, recruited Rajaratnam to contribute scripts for the network.Upon his return from London, Rajaratnam stopped writing fiction and took to journalism Excelling in political commentary and satire, he also wrote a number of politically charged radio scripts This anthology collects a six part series titled A Nation in the Making and another titled Looking Forward All seven scripts were broadcast on Radio Malaya in 1957.

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    1. This is my first review of a book which I picked up from the Singapore Collection at my nearest library. I got to say, I was a bit reluctant as I had no idea of the late S.Rajaratnam being a skillful writer. Boy I was wrong, the short stories were fantastic. Each of the stories had it own personality. The lively descriptions of the weather and people were imaginative yet concise and relevant. Being usual short stories, they were exceptionally strong in their implications and capable of being ref [...]

    2. From the foreword to the acknowledgements - I enjoyed every bit of the book. It had broaden my views on so many things and the consequences of a decision that an "average person" makes. Definitely a book that every Singaporean should read.

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