skip to content
The rapids of a great river : the Penguin book of Tamil poetry Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

The rapids of a great river : the Penguin book of Tamil poetry

Author: Lakshmi Holmstrom; Subashree Krishnaswamy; K Srilata
Publisher: New Delhi : Viking, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
This anthology begins with selections from the earliest known Tamil poetry dating from the second century CE. The writings of the Sangam period laid the foundation for the Tamil poetic tradition, and they continue to underlie and inform the works of Tamil poets even today. The first part of this anthology traverses the Sangam and bhakti periods and closes with pre-modern poems from the nineteenth century. The second  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Translations
Translations into English
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lakshmi Holmstrom; Subashree Krishnaswamy; K Srilata
ISBN: 0670082813 9780670082810
OCLC Number: 444122252
Notes: Poems.
Description: xxxviii, 222 pages ; 21 cm
Other Titles: Penguin book of Tamil poetry
Responsibility: edited by Lakshmi Holmstrom, Subashree Krishnaswamy, and K. Srilata.

Abstract:

This anthology begins with selections from the earliest known Tamil poetry dating from the second century CE. The writings of the Sangam period laid the foundation for the Tamil poetic tradition, and they continue to underlie and inform the works of Tamil poets even today. The first part of this anthology traverses the Sangam and bhakti periods and closes with pre-modern poems from the nineteenth century. The second part, a compilation of modern and contemporary poetry, opens with the work of the revolutionary poet Subramania Bharati. Breaking free from prescriptions, the new voices--which include Sri Lankan Tamils, women and dalits, among others--address the contemporary reader; the poems, underscored by a sharp rhetorical edge, grapple with the complexities of the modern political and social world.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.

Similar Items

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/444122252> # The rapids of a great river : the Penguin book of Tamil poetry
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
   bgn:translationOfWork <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/444122252#CreativeWork/unidentifiedOriginalWork> ;
   library:oclcnum "444122252" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/329496887#Place/new_delhi> ; # New Delhi
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/ii> ;
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/894.811/e22/> ;
   schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh89004333> ; # Sangam literature
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1104976> ; # Sangam literature
   schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85132205> ; # Tamil poetry--20th century
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/329496887#Topic/lyrik> ; # Lyrik
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/329496887#Topic/tamil> ; # Tamil
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1142555> ; # Tamil poetry
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/329496887#Event/1900_1999> ; # 1900-1999
   schema:alternateName "Penguin book of Tamil poetry" ;
   schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
   schema:contributor <http://viaf.org/viaf/101027885> ; # Subashree Krishnaswamy
   schema:contributor <http://viaf.org/viaf/14954670> ; # Lakshmi Holmstrom
   schema:contributor <http://viaf.org/viaf/41527267> ; # K. Srilata
   schema:datePublished "2009" ;
   schema:description "This anthology begins with selections from the earliest known Tamil poetry dating from the second century CE. The writings of the Sangam period laid the foundation for the Tamil poetic tradition, and they continue to underlie and inform the works of Tamil poets even today. The first part of this anthology traverses the Sangam and bhakti periods and closes with pre-modern poems from the nineteenth century. The second part, a compilation of modern and contemporary poetry, opens with the work of the revolutionary poet Subramania Bharati. Breaking free from prescriptions, the new voices--which include Sri Lankan Tamils, women and dalits, among others--address the contemporary reader; the poems, underscored by a sharp rhetorical edge, grapple with the complexities of the modern political and social world."@en ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/329496887> ;
   schema:genre "Translations"@en ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:name "The rapids of a great river : the Penguin book of Tamil poetry"@en ;
   schema:productID "444122252" ;
   schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/444122252#PublicationEvent/new_delhi_viking_2009> ;
   schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/329496887#Agent/viking> ; # Viking
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780670082810> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/444122252> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85132205> # Tamil poetry--20th century
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Tamil poetry--20th century"@en ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh89004333> # Sangam literature
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Sangam literature"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1104976> # Sangam literature
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Sangam literature"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1142555> # Tamil poetry
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Tamil poetry"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/101027885> # Subashree Krishnaswamy
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Krishnaswamy" ;
   schema:givenName "Subashree" ;
   schema:name "Subashree Krishnaswamy" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/14954670> # Lakshmi Holmstrom
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Holmstrom" ;
   schema:givenName "Lakshmi" ;
   schema:name "Lakshmi Holmstrom" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/41527267> # K. Srilata
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Srilata" ;
   schema:givenName "K." ;
   schema:name "K. Srilata" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780670082810>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0670082813" ;
   schema:isbn "9780670082810" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.