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The ocean of the rivers of story

by Somadeva ; translated by Sir James Mallinson

(The Clay Sanskrit library, 38)

New York University Press : JJC Foundation, 2007-2009

1st ed

  • v. 1
  • v. 2

タイトル別名

Kathāsaritsāgara

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注記

In English and Sanskrit (romanized) on facing pages; includes translation from Sanskrit

Includes bibliographical references and index

内容説明・目次

巻冊次

v. 1 ISBN 9780814788165

内容説明

Soma*deva composed his "Ocean of the Rivers of Story" in Kashmir in the eleventh century CE. It is a vast collection of tales based on "The Long Story," a now lost (and perhaps legendary) repository of Indian fables, in which prince Nara*vahana*datta wins twenty-six wives and becomes the emperor of the sorcerers. There are tales within tales within tales. By turns funny, exciting, or didactic, they illustrate points within the narrative or are told simply to provide entertainment for the protagonists. Its twenty thousand plus verses are written in simple but elegant Sanskrit and it has long been used as an introductory text for students of the language. Co-published by New York University Press and the JJC Foundation For more on this title and other titles in the Clay Sanskrit series, please visit http://www.claysanskritlibrary.org
巻冊次

v. 2 ISBN 9780814795583

内容説明

"The books line up on my shelf like bright Bodhisattvas ready to take tough questions or keep quiet company. They stake out a vast territory, with works from two millennia in multiple genres: aphorism, lyric, epic, theater, and romance." Willis G. Regier, The Chronicle Review "No effort has been spared to make these little volumes as attractive as possible to readers: the paper is of high quality, the typesetting immaculate. The founders of the series are John and Jennifer Clay, and Sanskritists can only thank them for an initiative intended to make the classics of an ancient Indian language accessible to a modern international audience." The Times Higher Education Supplement "The Clay Sanskrit Library represents one of the most admirable publishing projects now afoot. . . . Anyone who loves the look and feel and heft of books will delight in these elegant little volumes." New Criterion "Published in the geek-chic format." BookForum "Very few collections of Sanskrit deep enough for research are housed anywhere in North America. Now, twenty-five hundred years after the death of Shakyamuni Buddha, the ambitious Clay Sanskrit Library may remedy this state of affairs." Tricycle "Now an ambitious new publishing project, the Clay Sanskrit Library brings together leading Sanskrit translators and scholars of Indology from around the world to celebrate in translating the beauty and range of classical Sanskrit literature. . . . Published as smart green hardbacks that are small enough to fit into a jeans pocket, the volumes are meant to satisfy both the scholar and the lay reader. Each volume has a transliteration of the original Sanskrit text on the left-hand page and an English translation on the right, as also a helpful introduction and notes. Alongside definitive translations of the great Indian epics 30 or so volumes will be devoted to the Maha*bharat itself Clay Sanskrit Library makes available to the English-speaking reader many other delights: The earthy verse of Bhartri*hari, the pungent satire of Jayanta Bhatta and the roving narratives of Dandin, among others. All these writers belong properly not just to Indian literature, but to world literature." LiveMint "The Clay Sanskrit Library has recently set out to change the scene by making available well-translated dual-language (English and Sanskrit) editions of popular Sanskritic texts for the public." Namarupa The frame narrative in "The Ocean of the Rivers of Story" is so swamped in the flood of stories that it is not until volume two of the CSL edition, 3,000 verses into the text, that Nara*vahana*datta, the protagonist, is born. Shiva has foretold his birth and said that he is a partial incarnation of the god of love and will become the emperor of the sorcerers. From here on the main narrative and many of the tales pouring into it describe the exploits of sorcerers and lovers. This volume ends with the events preceding the birth of Madana*manchuka, Nara*vahana*datta's first and greatest love.

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詳細情報

  • NII書誌ID(NCID)
    BA81739584
  • ISBN
    • 9780814788165
    • 9780814795583
  • LCCN
    2006032846
  • 出版国コード
    us
  • タイトル言語コード
    eng
  • 本文言語コード
    engsan
  • 原本言語コード
    san
  • 出版地
    [New York]
  • ページ数/冊数
    2 v.
  • 大きさ
    17 cm
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