Of Myself: Atmaparichay
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd
Includes six autobiographical prose pieces looking back on the long creative journey of a great Bengali poet.
In the great Bengali poet’s autobiographical writings we discover what his translators describe as ‘a heart of love, a mind at its service that can cut like a knife, and in some sense the spirit of a child.’ The six prose pieces, centering on the poet’s quest, were composed at landmark moments during the second half of his life and published posthumously. At each point he looks back on a long creative journey. Here in their first English translation, the essays offer an insight into the intellectual and spiritual world of a twentieth-century genius.