Hibiscus On The Lake: 20Th Century Telugu Poetry From India

Paperback | June 10, 2003

byVelcheru Narayana Rao

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English speakers may read for the first time a previously hidden literature of great beauty and importance, compiled and translated by one of the foremost scholars of the literature of twentieth-century India.
Richly appealing, sensitively and masterfully translated, surprisingly accessible, and adeptly organized, these poems from the Telugu language of southern India will find in this groundbreaking anthology the wider international readership they deserve and a place in the worldwide emergence of India's vernacular literature.

Velcheru Narayana Rao is an ideal guide for the English-language reader's timely introduction to this long and vigorous literary tradition and to the generously varied poets whose accomplished, exotic, enigmatic voices speak to us here at last in the boundless tradition of all great poetry.

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English speakers may read for the first time a previously hidden literature of great beauty and importance, compiled and translated by one of the foremost scholars of the literature of twentieth-century India.Richly appealing, sensitively and masterfully translated, surprisingly accessible, and adeptly organized, these poems from the T...

Velcheru Narayana Rao is the Krishnadevaraya Professor of Languages and Cultures  of Asia at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He is the coeditor, with David Shulman, of A Poem at the Right Moment: Remembered Verses from Premodern South India.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:360 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.8 inPublished:June 10, 2003Publisher:University of Wisconsin PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0299177041

ISBN - 13:9780299177041

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"A unique work. There is no similar or comparable anthology for any Indian literature, let alone Telugu. All of the translations are exquisite and learned, a rare combination indeed."—Phyllis Granoff, McMaster University