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 almost his entire literary career, comprises more than one hundred pieces of varying length.
The volume includes essays 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 and extensive notes.
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press, USA|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
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 University, Kolkata.
Table of Contents
General Editor's Preface
A Note on the Contributors
A Note on the Style of Dates and the Text
Some Basic Terms and Concepts, and their Renderings
Introduction by Sisir Kumar Das
Silent Poet, Untaught Poet
On Changes in the State of Poetry
Literature (1889), From The Five Elements-A First Acquaintance / Prose and Verse / The Significance of a Poem / Lucidity / Mirth / The Measure of Mirth / A Novel Ramayana
The Sense of Beauty
Bengali National Literature
The Historical Novel
A Poet's Biography
The Nature of Krishna
Kumarasambhavam and Shakuntala
Shakuntala o The Ramayana
The Poet's Defence
The Philosophy of Literature
The Poet Yeats
The True Nature of Literature
The Prose Poem
Introduction to the Bengali Language
The Bengali of Maktabs and Madrasas