Hungry Stones and Other Stories – R. Tagore (1916) (1st ed)

S$75.00

Hungry Stones and Other Stories – R. Tagore (1916) (1st ed)

S$75.00

Title: Hungry Stones and Other Stories

Author: Rabindranath Tagore

Publisher: Macmillan and Co., London, 1916. First edition.

Condition: Hardcover, no dust jacket. Very good. Rough-cut pages, especially to top and foredge. Binding tight, text unmarked. 271pp. App 8″ by 5″.

1 in stock

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Contents:

The Hungry Stones

The Victory

Once There Was a King

The Home-Coming

My Lord, the Baby

The Kingdom of Cards

The Devotee

Vision

The Babus of Nayanjore

Living or Dead?

We Crown Thee King

The Renunciation

The Cabuliwallah

About Tagore (from Wikipedia):

Rabindranath Tagore (7 May 1861 – 7 August 1941), was a Bengali polymath who reshaped Bengali literature and music, as well as Indian art with Contextual Modernism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Author of Gitanjali and its “profoundly sensitive, fresh and beautiful verse”, he became the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913. In translation his poetry was viewed as spiritual and mercurial; however, his “elegant prose and magical poetry” remain largely unknown outside Bengal. Tagore introduced new prose and verse forms and the use of colloquial language into Bengali literature, thereby freeing it from traditional models based on classical Sanskrit. He was highly influential in introducing the best of Indian culture to the West and vice versa, and he is generally regarded as the outstanding creative artist of the modern Indian subcontinent.