Chronicles the life and times of Tambimuttu (1915-1983). Over a period of forty years, Tambimuttu occupied a unique position in the world of letters. Himself a writer, in 1939 he launched Poetry London, an illustrated journal which was to exert a decisive influence upon the London literary scene, attracting all the important writers of the day and encouraging the talents of many others. After the war he started Poetry London-New York. This celebrates Tambimuttu's considerable achievement with a collection of both prose and poetry by a wide range of contributors. While Tambimuttu spent most of his working life in London and New York, he was essentially an Asian, deeply conscious of his roots and proud of his distinguished Tamil ancestry. He was an exotic, charming, self-sacrificing entrepreneur of the avant-gardes of his day."" - World Literature Today.