Selected Short Stories by Rabindranath Tagore

Selected Short Stories

byRabindranath TagoreTranslated byWilliam RadiceIntroduction byWilliam Radice

Paperback | August 23, 2005

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Poet, novelist, painter and musician, Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) is the grand master of Bengali culture. Written during the 1890s, the stories in this selection brilliantly recreate vivid images of Bengali life and landscapes in their depiction of peasantry and gentry, casteism, corrupt officialdom and dehumanizing poverty. Yet Tagore is first and foremost India's supreme Romantic poet, and in these stories he can be seen reaching beyond mere documentary realism towards his own profoundly original vision.

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Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) was a key figure of the Bengal Renaissance. A poet, a songwriter, a playwright, an essayist, a short story writer and a novelist; Tagore was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1931.William Radice is a poet, scholar, and translator of Bengali, who has written or edited nearly thirty books. He has t...
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Title:Selected Short StoriesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 7.8 × 5.1 × 0.8 inPublished:August 23, 2005Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0140449833

ISBN - 13:9780140449839

Appropriate for ages: 18 - 18

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