Philip Jeyaretnam

Peter Charles Wicks
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  • The Literary Encyclopedia. Volume 10.4.2: Hong Kong, Singaporean, Malaysian and Myanmar Writing and Culture.

Philip Jeyaretnam’s prose fiction has rightly attracted international as well as national attention. He has thus far published two well-reviewed novels, a linked collection of short stories, as well as individual stories and reflective essays. This substantial literary achievement is all the more remarkable given his relative youth, the controversial political circumstances of his father, and his full-time career as a lawyer at the Singaporean Bar.

In contemporary Singapore, politics and livelihood impinge on creative artists and their output at least as much as in other developed countries. Factors such as the triumph of managerialism, the sheer economic plenty, and the monopolistic governmental process in Singapore have prompted Philip Jeyaretnam to articulate a profound awareness of

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Citation: Wicks, Peter Charles. "Philip Jeyaretnam". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 10 May 2007 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=11795, accessed 14 July 2024.]

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