BEASTLY TALES FROM HERE AND THERE BY VIKRAM SETH PDF

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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Vikram Seth displays mastery in poetry and this is especially a good book to read out aloud to children or anyone, so that the lyrical and rhyming quality of the words are effectively brought out. The book is a compilation of ten fables, retold and reinterpreted in the author’s own inimitable style, lending it a lot wit and some clever twists.

Of course, there are fables here which offer plenty of personal lessons. And like every other children themed tale, this is full of morals to pick up. They are light-hearted and can be enjoyed by both adults and children.

Beastly Tales from Here and There by Vikram Seth

Some intelligent metaphors, analogies, at times humorous and a good satire. And so it went on until all ten of these beastly tales were born” Among all the stories, at least four of them are extremely entertaining and Seth’s rhyming scheme is a delight.

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In fact the book inspired me to write poetry for children, something I continued to do for the next few years. However, the effect and impact wanes a little through the 10 tales and since the last is the longest it felt a little bit of a chore to finish.

Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. So much for her idle boast. Nov 11, Kevin Rubin rated it really liked it.

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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. That’s what I am doing. But a very heavy recommendation by a friend, who insisted that there was possibly no better writer of verse in I Fun with fables I’ve never been much into verse, if you exclude that brilliant satire by Alaxander Pope, The Rape Of The Lock or Milton’s Paradise Lost.

The voices of these animals are so strong and impressive that one simply cannot finish the book without being affected.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. While two of the stories come from India, there are other fables taken from China, Ukraine and Greece. By the author of A Suitable Boy Suitable for anyone – from infant to senile – to read and enjoy.

During the course of his doctorate studies at Stanford, he did his field work in China and translated Hindi and Chinese poetry into English.

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Beastly Tales from Here and There by Vikram Seth

And makes me want to go back and once again tlaes, what I have finished. Vikram Seth displays mastery in poetry and this is especially a good book to read out aloud to children or anyone, so that the lyrical and rhyming quality of the words are effectively brought out.

The Elephant and the Tragopan. It brings magic with it. Trivia About Beastly Tales fro Bby is really very good IMO, and neatly encapsulates not just its protagonists’ journey, but post India’s too in a way It is fun language.

Jan 29, Suzy rated it really liked it. Lists with This Book. And that which I waited far too long to get started.

This was a good read. It has 10 tales, all of which uses different animals to narrate something. It’s not like a MUST read but it’s a good one if you’re in a mood for something different.

Contents The Crocodile and the Monkey i. The final story, The Elephant and the Tragopan, was my absolute favourite – animals band together and are led by the title characters to lobby humans to save their habitat from a proposed dam.