The Tragedy of Coffee Beans and Other Stories is the first collection of poetry by C. Becking (Chayut Chokchuaiamnuay). Strong and profound, these clever poems are beautifully illustrated by the author and Sithiporn Poungsak.Influenced by fairy tales, the themes explore relationships and loneliness, joy and pain, beauty and ugliness, dreams and nightmares, and courage and fear. The rhyme schemes and word play are intriguing. The imagery is extremely creative and visual, and often disturbing. The first and the last poem on the same topic frame the book. Icy Horse melts, “leaving only a small basin/Like the grass was crying”; at the end of the book, Icy Horse is on “A New Journey,” in a cold land where he is lonely and longs for the forest. In the title poem, coffee beans and coffee machine are passionate lovers who are left with only coffee trash. These powerful poems, appealing to both children and adults, stay with the reader.
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“I told God that if he would let us survive this night, I would make it mean something worthwhile. And then, somehow, I felt calmer than I have ever felt. Unreasonably so. Irrationally so. I looked over the scene of our wrecked life and I smiled–a crazy smile for sure–and I looked through the dark at the mad beauty of it.”–Jean…
C.Becking known as Chayut Chokchuniamnuay, An Author of The Tragedy of Coffee Beans and Other Stories, born in 2 October 1983,Graduated from Assumption University in Thailand and own an accounting and auditing company. This is the first-time author. Although his degree is in Business Administration, he has always had a vivid and creative imagination, a somewhat ‘whacky’ sense of humour and a love for children.