Described by Rabindranath Tagore as revelations of my true self , the poems and songs of Gitanjali established the writer s literary talent worldwide. They include eloquent sonnets such as the famous Where the mind is without fear , and poems that are intense explorations of love, faith and nature, and tender evocations of childhood.
William Radice s new translation renders with beauty and precision the poetic rhythm and intensity of the Bengali originals. In his arrangement of Tagore s original sequence of poems alongside his translations, Radice restores to Gitanjali the structure, style and conception that were hidden by W.B. Yeats s edition of 1912, making this book a magnificent addition to the Tagore library.