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In Praise of Krishna: Songs from the Bengali

In Praise of Krishna Songs from the Bengali 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 a

  • Title: In Praise of Krishna: Songs from the Bengali
  • Author: Edward C. Dimock Jr. Denise Levertov Anja Chaudhuri
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 435
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 trueArising 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.

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    1 thought on “In Praise of Krishna: Songs from the Bengali

    1. Capturing in crisp phrasing the helpless desire, burning longing, and exhausted surrender to the beloved.

    2. A classic for everyone***** A Five Star Poetry Book: Recommended for All ReadersPoet Denise Levertov and Indian scholar Edward C. Dimock, Jr. collaborated on this 1967 verse translation of the lyrics of Bengali devotional songs portraying the lover's longing for the beloved as a metaphor for the soul's longing for the divine, and in doing so, they created an enduring classic that should both impress readers knowledgeable about poetry and delight a more general audience. The poetry is clear, luci [...]

    3. I wanted to love this collection, but I will settle for liking it instead. Even with a great poet like Denise Levertov as one of the translators, I have to say these English renderings don't quite soar the way they clearly want to. Still, it is a good selection of Krishna bhakti poems. I'd give it a modest recommendation, particularly to Krishna devotees.

    4. This is a short little book comprised of poems writtent to describe love. There are a few short areas that are a bit hard to follow if you have limited knowledge of Hinduism, however, the majority of the book provides great material for those that are new to this form of faith and the culture surrounding it.

    5. Beautiful. Throws me more deeply in love with Krishna, while totally connecting with Radha's situation. I want to know more.

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