The Lover Of God

The Lover Of God

eBook - 2013
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Tagore's supressed book now available in an English-Bengali edition. For the first time in English, here is the sequence of poems Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore (18611941) worked on his entire life--the erotic and emotionally powerful dialogue about Lord Krishna and his young lover Radha. These "song offerings" are the first poems Tagore ever published, though he passed them off as those of an unknown Bengali religious poet. As the first and last poems Tagore wrote and revised, they represent the entrance and exit to one of the most prolific literary lives of our contemporary world. The translation rights to Tagore's poetry were tightly guarded until 2001, when they entered the public domain, making publication of this book possible. These English versions are the result of a five-year collaboration between Bengali scholar Tony K. Stewart, who provided richly associative literal translations, and the celebrated poet Chase Twichell, who shaped the poems into English. This bilingual Bengali-English edition also includes the "biography" Tagore wrote of the unknown religious poet who supposedly authored these poems.
Publisher: [United States] : Copper Canyon Press : Made available through hoopla, 2013
ISBN: 9781619321229
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource


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