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This is an auction for PATHER PANCHALI by Bibhutibhushan Banerji.

Translated by T W Clark and Tarapada Mukherji.

Lithographs by Janet Archer.

This is a Folio Society hardback, in its original slipcase.

From Wikipedia:

"Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay (1894-1950) was an Indian Bengali author and one of the leading writers of modern Bengali literature. His best known work is the autobiographical novel, Pather Panchali (The Song of the Road), which was later adapted (along with Aparajito, the sequel) into the Apu Trilogy films... It was not until 1928, when his first novel Pather Panchali was published, that Bibhutibhushan received critical attention. Pather Panchali brought Bibhutibhushan to prominence in Bengali literature and the novel and its sequel Aparajito, were subsequently translated into numerous languages. Additionally, these two were made into films by Satyajit Ray and, together with Apur Sansar, formed the highly successful Apu Trilogy. Ray referred scriptwriting students to the author with the following line of praise for the author's skill with written dialogue: "His lines fit the characters so well, they are so revealing that even when the author provides no physical description, every character seems to present itself before us simply through the words it speaks"... Pather Panchali is considered Bibhutibhushan's masterpiece and is included in the CBSE syllabus for students choosing to study Bengali. Author Humayun Azad opined that the novel form of Pather Panchali is superior to its cinematic rendition…”

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Folio Society hardback 1971.

273 pages.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95, or $6.40 by tracked mail. If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $8.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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