The Essential Tagore
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The Essential Tagore

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"The Essential Tagore "showcases the genius of India s Rabindranath Tagore, the first Asian Nobel Laureate and possibly the most prolific and diverse serious writer the world has ever known.

Marking the 150th anniversary of Tagore s birth, this ambitious collection the largest single volume of his work available in English attempts to represent his extraordinary achievement...more
Hardcover, 819 pages
Published April 15th 2011 by Belknap Press
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This prolific author is fascinating! There is one story that stays with me more than others "The punishment" About an Indian man who accuses his wife of a murder, only because he wants to save his brother. The key of the story is that he loves his wife with all his heart, but when he has to make a decision in a split second, all the education behind him charges its toll: "a woman is disposable, a brother isn't". It is so horrible to think that the young men of that book were educated in such a w...more
Great translations.
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Awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913 "because of his profoundly sensitive, fresh and beautiful verse, by which, with consummate skill, he has made his poetic thought, expressed in his own English words, a part of the literature of the West."

Tagore modernised Bengali art by spurning rigid classical forms and resisting linguistic strictures. His novels, stories, songs, dance-dramas, and ess...more
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