The Select Nonsense of Sukumar Ray

Paperback | July 1, 1997

bySukanta Chaudhuri

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Sukumar Ray is undoubtedly the finest writer of nonsense tales and verses in Bengali. This is the first attempt at presenting his chief works - Rhymes without Reason (Abol-Tabol), a collection of nonsense poems and other comic verse, and A Topsy-Turvy Tale (Ha-Ja-Ba-Ra-La), a dream fantasy -in a single volume in English. It contains 44 of the 52 pieces in Rhymes without Reason and practically the full text of A Topsy-Turvy Tale, and reproduces Ray's original illustrations. These skilful translations succeed in conveying the special air of genial intimacy of Ray's creations imparted bythe remarkable mingling of the familiar and the fantastic.

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Sukumar Ray is undoubtedly the finest writer of nonsense tales and verses in Bengali. This is the first attempt at presenting his chief works - Rhymes without Reason (Abol-Tabol), a collection of nonsense poems and other comic verse, and A Topsy-Turvy Tale (Ha-Ja-Ba-Ra-La), a dream fantasy -in a single volume in English. It contains 44...

Sukanta Chaudhuri is at Jadavpur University.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0.2 inPublished:July 1, 1997Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195630394

ISBN - 13:9780195630398

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from An Excellent Translation! This is a wonderful translation of the Bengali nonsense verse of Sukumar Ray (father of director Satyajit Ray). The author has done a great job of remaining faithful to the cadence and meaning of the original. I am so glad that Sukumar Ray's wit and humour are now accessible to those who may not be able to read it in its original Bengali. Great for kids, and adults who like to laugh!
Date published: 2000-06-20