HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

The Sauptikaparvan of the Mahabharata: The…
Loading...

The Sauptikaparvan of the Mahabharata: The Massacre at Night

by W. J. Johnson

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
391292,072 (4)10

None.

None
Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 10 mentions


Not the easiest thing in the world to review, you might think, since it's kind of like reviewing one book from the Odyssey. It could have been disastrous, but Johnson does a great job in all sorts of ways: he translates this as poetry! The translation is readable! The annotation is deep and helpful without being overwhelming! The story itself is fascinating and fun, and deserves five stars. There are only two problems: Johnson, for whatever reason, is obsessed with structuralist interpretation, which sullies the introduction and the notes. More importantly, I now want the rest of the Mahabharata in bite sized chunks. Please, Oxford University Press, make it happen! ( )
  stillatim | Dec 29, 2013 |
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Epigraph
Dedication
First words
Quotations
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English (1)

Book description
Haiku summary

Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0192823612, Paperback)

The tenth book of the great Indian epic, the Mahabharata, the Sauptikaparvan is saturated in the imagery of the end of the world and the sacrifice of battle. The first complete English translation for over a century and the first ever in verse, this edition is designed to provide an accessible introduction and entry point to one of the greatest works of Indian and world literature.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:57:45 -0400)

(see all 2 descriptions)

No library descriptions found.

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio
6 wanted

Popular covers

Rating

Average: (4)
0.5
1
1.5
2
2.5
3
3.5
4 2
4.5
5

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

 

You are using the new servers! | About | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 117,123,312 books! | Top bar: Always visible