Gitanjali Reborn: William Radice’s Writings on Rabindranath Tagore

By: Martin Kämpchen (Ed.)

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About the Book After his path-breaking translation of Tagore?s poems in 1985, Radice evolved into an ambassador of the poet in the Western world. He also translated Tagore?s short stories and brief poems, and finally translated Gitanjali afresh, restoring Tagore?s original English manuscript. W.B. Yeats had, in his attempt to edit them, seriously tampered with many Gitanjali poems. From 2011 to 2013, when the poet?s 150th birth anniversary was celebrated, Radice went from city to city in Asia, Europe and North America to advocate Rabindranath?s importance as a poet and what he means to him. Radice, himself a recognised poet and an erudite scholar, delved into the deeper meaning of Tagore?s poems and songs, gauged his emotions and hidden thoughts and discussed his ideas on education and the environment with an insight probably no other Westerner has. This book presents a comprehensive collection of lectures and essays Radice wrote during those festival years. Table of Contents Preface; Bringing in the Harvest; The Genius of the Poet Tagore; Globetrotting with Rabindranath; Gitanjali Reborn, On Hundred Years later: The Story of a Discovery; Painting the Dust and the Sunlight: Rabindranath Tagore and the two Gitanjalis; Transplanting the Songs of Tagore; Master of Empathy: Probing the Genius of Tagore; On the Seashore of a Great Poem; What I have Learnt from Tagore; 1The Possibilities and the Problems of Tagore Translation; Rabindranath, Maker of Paths; The Balance of Complexity and Simplicity; Tagore before and after 1912; Tagore?s Sense of Rhythm; Tagore and Christianity; The Wakening of Shiva: Rabindranath Tagore?s Spanish Incarnation; The Teacher of Poetry and Life; Bengal?s Gifts to the World; Rabindranath Tagore. Printed Pages: 258

Title: Gitanjali Reborn: William Radice’s Writings on Rabindranath Tagore

Author Name: Martin Kämpchen (Ed.)

Categories: Culture Studies, India,

Publisher: New Delhi, Orient BlackSwan: 2017

ISBN: 9789383166152

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 1202388

Keywords: Gitanjali Reborn: William Radice’s Writings on Rabindranath Tagore Martin Kämpchen (Ed.)