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In Praise of Krishna Songs from the Bengali

In Praise of Krishna Songs from the Bengali
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  • ISBN-13: 9780226152318
  • ISBN: 0226152316
  • Publication Date: 1981
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press

AUTHOR

Dimock, Edward C., Jr., Levertov, Denise, Chaudhuri, Anju

SUMMARY

Arising out of a devotional and enthusiastic religious movement that swept across most of northern and eastern India in the period from the fourteenth through the seventeenth centuries, the powerful and moving lyrics collected and elegantly translated here depict the love of Radha for the god Krishna--a love whose intensity and range of emotions trace the course of all true love between man and woman and between man and God. Intermingling physical and metaphysical imagery, the spiritual yearning for the divine is articulated in the passionate language of intense sensual desire for an irresistible but ultimately unpossessable lover, thus touching a resonant chord in our humanity.Dimock, Edward C., Jr. is the author of 'In Praise of Krishna Songs from the Bengali', published 1981 under ISBN 9780226152318 and ISBN 0226152316.

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