Autobiographical and Irony Elements in the Writings of Nissim Ezekiel
This research paper focuses on the autobiographical and ironical aspects of Nissim Ezekiel.
Ezekiel (December 24, 1924 - January 9, 2004) was a poet, playwright and art critic. He was
considered one of the foremost Indian writers in English of this time. Ezekiel happened to write
poems even from his school days and his career as a poet began effectively only with the
publication of his first poem entitled “A Time to Change”, his first volume of poems, in 1952 in
England. It was then that he made his unambiguous commitment to poetry as his way of life, his
vocation, from which he never retreated despite playing at the same time several other roles in
his life. When he came back to India his second Volume of poems, in the appellation of “Sixty
Poems”, appeared in 1953. Six years later was published the next volume of poems called The
Third . The poems in the form of three volumes from his "early poems", and they unitedly
make a phase in his development.