Title: Farewell Song (Hesperus Worldwide)
Binding: Paper Back
Book Condition: New
Publisher: Hesperus Press August 2011
1843918587 / 9781843918585
Seller ID: 91362
A landmark in Bengali literature, "Farewell Song "has been described as Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore's masterpiece This celebrated work is Tagore's triumphant response to those who criticized his supremacy in Bengali literature. Interweaving original verse and beautiful yet playful prose, he writes of earthly love and, in doing so, creates timeless literature. In the book, Amit Ray--an Oxford-educated intellectual who aims to overthrow the old order of Indian literature--is on holiday in the Shillong hills when his car hits that of Labanya, a scholarly local governess. Unharmed, he immediately succumbs to her charms, and they embark on an erudite and passionate love affair, but their hilly idyll is threatened by ghosts from Amit's more sophisticated past. The only available edition of a rare comic work by a Nobel laureate, this book is being released to coincide with the 150th anniversary of Tagore's birth.