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Beastly Tales - From Here and There
Beastly Tales - From Here and There

Beastly Tales - From Here and There

by Vikram Seth

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Product ID:1918

Language

English

Publisher

Penguin

ISBN

9780143418122 - Year: 2014 - Pages: 97

Binding

Paperback

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Author: Vikram Seth
Publisher: Penguin
Year: 2014
Language: English
Pages: 97
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9780143418122

Description

This is a book that displays the astonishing versatility of the poet who gave us 'The Golden Gate' and 'All you who Sleep Tonight'.

From the impish to the brilliantly comic, Vikram Seth's animal fables in verse can be enjoyed by young and old alike. Familiar characters in a new and magical form, such as the greedy crocodile who was outwitted by the monkey or the steady tortoise who out-ran the hare, here take place beside a newly minted gallery of characters and creatures who are quirky, comical and always fun.

Of the ten tales told here, two come from India, two from China, two from Greece, two from Ukraine, and two, as the author puts it, come directly to me from the Land of Gup.

The flair and delight of 'Beastly Tales from Here and There is proof that Vikram Seth can try on the most unusual styles without in the least losing his unique poetic identity.

Contents

ONE
The Crocodile and the Monkey

TWO
The Louse and the Mosquito

THREE
The Mouse and the Snake

FOUR
The Rat and the Ox

FIVE
The Eagle and the Beetle

SIX
The Hare and the Tortoise

SEVEN
The Cat and the Cock

EIGHT
The Goat and the Ram

NINE
The Frog and the Nightingale

TEN
The Elephant and the Tragopan

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