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Selected Poems (Tagore, Rabindranath)

Rabindranath Tagore - Author

William Radice - Translator

William Radice - Editor

William Radice - Introduction by

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ISBN 9780140449884 | 208 pages | 27 Sep 2005 | Penguin Classics | 5.07 x 7.79in | 18 - AND UP
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"[Tagore's poetry] stirred my blood as nothing has for years." ?William Butler Yeats

The poems of Rabindranath Tagore are among the most haunting and tender in Indian and world literature, expressing a profound and passionate human yearning. His ceaselessly inventive works deal with such subjects as the interplay between God and mortals, the eternal and the transient, and the paradox of an endlessly changing universe that is in tune with unchanging harmonies. Poems such as “Earth” and “In the Eyes of a Peacock” present a picture of natural processes unaffected by human concerns, while others, as in “Recovery—14,” convey the poet’s bewilderment about his place in the world. And exuberant works such as “New Rain” and “Grandfather’s Holiday” describe Tagore’s sheer joy at the glories of nature or simply in watching a grandchild play.

An important book... William Radice’s introduction is excellent. (The Sunday Times, London)