Beastly Tales from Here and There has ratings and 44 reviews. Shriya said: DISCLAIMER: By the time she finished the book, the reviewer was so deeply. Jul 31, Beastly tales from here & there. Author: Vikram Seth. Pages: Price: Genre: Verse. Publication:Penguin India. Publishing Date: LibraryThing Review. User Review – GlebtheDancer – LibraryThing. This collection of poems is a wry look at some children’s classics, giving them a modern twist.
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I have millions of times heard about the monkey and the crocodile. This is no story book but a poetic narration of some of the bedtime Tales we have heard as kids. Lists with This Book.
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But a very heavy recommendation by a friend, who insisted that there was possibly no better writer of verse in India than Seth prompted me to check it out. Revisiting folk tales in rhymed verse is a splendid thing to do! Oct 28, Subramaniam Avinash rated it really liked it. Ten witty and enchanting animal fables in verse which, like a modern Aesop’s Fables, can be enjoyed by young and old alike.
My personal favourite is The Goat and The Ram, which is a great choice for dinner parties, especially beaetly lines: Barring these classic works, I haven’t really bothered with verse, especially when it comes to modern writers. Quite obviously, as Seth himself says, his decision to write this Jungle book fable was an impulsive one, prompted by a hot, sleepy day. During the course of his doctorate studies at Stanford, he did his field work in China and translated Hindi and Chinese ttales into English.
I have not read it. Jan 21, Ralph Hutchison added it. The most awesome thing about this book is its simplicity.
Beastly Tales from Here and There
It’s a cute collection of fables from several different countries – some I’ve heard, others not. Vikram Seth rewrote a number of folk tales from India, China, Greece and the Ukraine in rhyming couplets and ended off with two fables in the same style of his own creation. Aug 12, Arun rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Apr 26, Funn rated it really liked it.
Bewstly to Read Currently Reading Read. This is a beautiful collection of fables, they are stories which are versified.
Beastly Tales from Here and There by Vikram Seth
But a very heavy recommendation by a friend, who insisted that there was possibly no better writer of verse in India than Seth prompted me to check it out. His Beastly Tales from Here and Fgom is children’s book consisting of ten stories in verse about animals. Some are Vikram Seth’s retelling of stories and fables from other places and a couple are his own original ones.
The fact that Vikram Seth learnt Chinese poetry during his stay in the country might have had some bearing here.
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I’ve read only Book 2 of Paradise Lost but was hooked from start to finish. No matter what the mood, I feel these tales in verse will leave you with a smile. Not unlike Shel Silverstein. This collection of poems is a wry look at some children’s classics, giving them a modern twist.
Of course, there are fables here which offer plenty of personal lessons. This was a good read.
Return to Book Page. Adapting tales from China, Greece, the Ukraine and his homeland of India, and presenting them in rhyming verse, Vikram Seth has created a small masterpiece of fables for our time. And so it went on until all ten of these beastly tales were born”. Very fast to read with consistent rhyming and amusin I enjoyed “Beastly Tales”.
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