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Tagore, Rabindranath: Gitanjali and Fruit-Gatherring. V1. 02-Oct-2011
Rabindranath Tagore (7 May 1861 – 7 August 1941), sobriquet Gurudev, was a Bengali polymath who reshaped his region's literature and music. Author of Gitanjali and its "profoundly sensitive, fresh and beautiful verse", he became the first non-European Nobel laureate by earning the 1913 Prize in Literature. In translation his poetry was viewed as spiritual and mercurial; his seemingly mesmeric persona, floccose locks, and empyreal garb garnered him a prophet-like aura in the West. His "elegant prose and magical poetry" remain largely unknown outside Bengal.
About the book:
GITANJALI. (Song Offerings.) - ATHENÆUM.—"Mr. Tagore's translations are of trance-like beauty.... The expanding sentiment of some of the poems wins, even through the alien medium of our English prose, a rhythm which in its strength and melody might recall familiar passages in the Psalms or Solomon's Song." FRUIT-GATHERING. A Sequel to "Gitanjali." - ATHENÆUM.—"The eighty-six pieces that fill this volume are pure jets of lyric feeling, aphorisms expressed in moving symbols, or fully developed parables and allegories ... several are as perfect in form as they are beautiful and poignant in content."
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