Thursday, November 19, 2009

57 Books from the University Book Sale: Book 15

Title: Lipika (Jaico, 1969)
Author: Rabindranath Tragore (trans. Indu Dutt)
Cover artist: I doubt it

Yours for: the taking

  • I have no idea what this is. I got it mainly because I have no other pocket books from India.

  • What in the world do they do at "InterCulture Associates?" Really hoping it doesn't involve mail-order brides.
  • "India's Own Pocket Editions" — take that, you Penguin-pushing UK bastards!

Page 123~

Indra: —Whether it is progress or retrogress, the fact remains that whatever brings disruption it produces frustration. When the Great moves away from the sphere of the small, the greatness becomes meaningless like a burdensome load.

Talk about a "burdensome load" ...


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Erik said...

Tagore was an Indian poet and novelist, and something of a mystic.

Michael5000 said...

Looks like InterCulture Associates was in the business of promoting international education for about five minutes in the early 1970s. The only references I see are bibliographical, and dusty. I like their logo: culture = a woman with a water jug on her head.

justjack said...

yeah, I like a woman with big jugs....

Frank said...

Tagore was, as Erik said, a Bengali poet/mystic, and a Nobel laureate. I quite like the cover, actually. Very pleasant palette and I absolutely love the font used for his name, for some reason.

Nicole "Gidget" Kalstein said...

Looks like a tattoo some frat boy would get while totally hammered because "I really like the design"

Tulse said...

Frank, I think Tagore's name is actually written, and not a font -- the lettering is not consistent (which may be why it is so appealing).

I was quite fond of Tagore's work when I was younger. Now I think I'm too grumpy and cynical.

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