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The Resource Ghalib : selected poems and letters, edited and translated by Frances W. Pritchett and Owen T. A. Cornwall, (electronic book)

Ghalib : selected poems and letters, edited and translated by Frances W. Pritchett and Owen T. A. Cornwall, (electronic book)

Label
Ghalib : selected poems and letters
Title
Ghalib
Title remainder
selected poems and letters
Statement of responsibility
edited and translated by Frances W. Pritchett and Owen T. A. Cornwall
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This selection of poetry and prose by Ghalib provides an accessible and wide-ranging introduction to the preeminent Urdu poet of the nineteenth century. Ghalib's poems, especially his ghazals, remain beloved throughout South Asia for their arresting intelligence and lively wit. His letters--informal, humorous, and deeply personal--reveal the vigor of his prose style and the warmth of his friendships. These careful translations allow readers with little or no knowledge of Urdu to appreciate the wide range of Ghalib's poetry, from his gift for extreme simplicity to his taste for unresolvable complexities of structure. Beginning with a critical introduction for nonspecialists and specialists alike, Frances Pritchett and Owen Cornwall present a selection of Ghalib's works, carefully annotating details of poetic form. Their translation maintains line-for-line accuracy and thereby preserves complex poetic devices that play upon the tension between the two lines of each verse. The book includes whole ghazals, selected individual verses from other ghazals, poems in other genres, and letters. The book also includes a glossary, the Urdu text of the original poetry, and an appendix containing Ghalib's comments on his own verses
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Cataloging source
MiAaPQ
Dewey number
491.439642
Index
index present
LC call number
PK2184
LC item number
.G435 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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1947-
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  • Pritchett, Frances W.
  • Cornwall, Owen T. A
Series statement
Translations from the Asian classics
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  • Urdu poetry
  • Urdu literature
  • Ghalib, Mirza Asadullah Khan
  • Ghalib, Mirza Asadullah Khan
Label
Ghalib : selected poems and letters, edited and translated by Frances W. Pritchett and Owen T. A. Cornwall, (electronic book)
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
EBC5276049
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (212 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231182065
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Ghalib : selected poems and letters, edited and translated by Frances W. Pritchett and Owen T. A. Cornwall, (electronic book)
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
EBC5276049
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (212 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231182065
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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