Selected Writings on Literature and Language

Paperback | September 1, 2010

byRabindranath TagoreEditorSisir Kumar Das, Sukanta Chaudhuri

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While Rabindranath Tagore needs no introduction, his place as a critic has been partially eclipsed by his fame as a creative writer. One of the founders of modern Bengali critical thought and among the most perceptive analysts in the language, his corpus of critical writings spanning almosthis entire literary career, comprises more than one hundred pieces of varying length. This volume is part of The Oxford Tagore Translations series, a prestigious project undertaken by Oxford University Press in collaboration with Visva-Bharati to publish English translations of a wide range of Tagore's writings including his poetry, non-fiction prose, and fiction. The volume includesessays which reveal Tagore's engagement with the central issues of criticism, as well as with literary theory and aesthetics. Bringing together an authoritative selection of Tagore's critical writings, most of which have not been translated before, this book also includes a detailed introduction andextensive notes.

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While Rabindranath Tagore needs no introduction, his place as a critic has been partially eclipsed by his fame as a creative writer. One of the founders of modern Bengali critical thought and among the most perceptive analysts in the language, his corpus of critical writings spanning almosthis entire literary career, comprises more tha...

Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941), Nobel Laureate, is the most eminent modern Indian writer to have appeared on the world literary scene. Sisir Kumar Das (1936-2003) was formerly Tagore Professor, Department of Modern Indian Languages and Literary Studies, University of Delhi. Sukanta Chaudhuri is Professor of English at Jadavpur Univer...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0.68 inPublished:September 1, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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General Editor's PrefaceA Note on the ContributorsA Note on the Style of Dates and the TextSome Basic Terms and Concepts, and their RenderingsSisir Kumar Das: IntroductionSilent Poet, Untaught Poe'De Profundis'On Changes in the State of PoetryBaul SongsLiterature (1889), From The Five Elements - A First Acquaintance / Prose and Verse / The Significance of a Poem / Lucidity / Mirth / The Measure of Mirth / A Novel RamayanaThe TheatreChildren's RhymesRural LiteratureWorld LiteratureLiterary CreationThe Sense of BeautyBengali National LiteratureThe Historical NovelA Poet's BiographyVidyapati's RadhikaThe Nature of KrishnaThe MeghadutamKumarasambhavam and ShakuntalaShakuntalaThe RamayanaLiterature (1924)CreationThe Poet's DefenceModern PoetryThe Philosophy of LiteraturePresidential AddressThe Poet YeatsThe True Nature of LiteratureThe Prose PoemIntroduction to the Bengali LanguageAbout LanguageThe Bengali of Maktabs and MadrasasNotes