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Sanskrit Poetry from Vidyakara's Treasury

Compiled by Vidyākara

Translated by Daniel H. H. Ingalls, Sr.

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$36.00 • £28.95 • €32.50

ISBN 9780674788657

Publication Date: 05/19/2000


364 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

Belknap Press


Elegant and sophisticated poetry…this is a superb work.The New York Times Book Review

These flowering—seemingly easy—translations are delightful to read… ‘Blossoming of Love,’ ‘Love in Enjoyment,’ and a few others, celebrate sex play that is sensuous and ecstatic, yet not lacking artistry and taste… ‘Characterizations,’ ‘Old Age,’ ‘the Hero,’ various gods—on and on, there is an inexhaustible variety of subject, style, and tone… One is particularly grateful to Professor Ingalls for proving that it is delightful poetry even in translation… [He] carefully introduces Sanskrit poetry, as to form, metrics, imagery, poetics in general, so that one guesses the power and elegance possible in a tradition so subtly analyzed by its critics.Poetry

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