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The Later Poems of Tagore
The Later Poems of Tagore

The Later Poems of Tagore

by Sisirkumar Ghose

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Language

English

Publisher

Sterling

ISBN

8120708792 - Year: 1989 - Pages: 307

Binding

Hardcover

Sisirkumar Ghose

Author: Sisirkumar Ghose
Publisher: Sterling
Year: 1989
Language: English
Pages: 307
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8120708792

Description

For readers of Tagore in translation, his later poems are unknown country. In spite of the drag of the past, these show significant shifts in style, tone and content, experience and attitude. His response to man, cosmos, history, evolution and destiny is not the same as before. There are hints of more than one change. We notice tensions and paradoxes: on the one hand, a coming closer to life, the tragedy of the pariah dog, the sparrow pecking at the glass pane, the nameless wild flower; on the one hand, a coming closer to life, the tragedy of the pariah dog, the sparrow pecking at the glass pane, the nameless wild flower; on the other hand, the pull of the beyond. To which of these two was he more loyal?

The increase in self-consciousness is unmistakable. He openly admits a double failure; he has not been a people’s poet; also that he did not know who he was. Who are you? No answer comes. These rather un-Tagorean poems of the last years, specially those written or dictated on death-bed, make him taller than ever before.

He is more than the author of Gitanjali. There are several Rabindranaths. The reader has to discriminate.

The drama of the poet’s mind has been presented with an insight that will compel a revaluation of the received image. We shall gain a truer, tougher, completer Tagore, in some ways quite different.
-K S Srinivasa Iyengar in New World

Contents

PREFACE

Approach
Introduction
Prose Poems (I)
Prose Poems(II)
Prantik
Senjuti-Akashpradip
Nabajatak-Sanai
Last Quartet
Conclusion
Notes
Afterword
Appendix
Selected Bibliography

INDEX

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