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Few works in world literature have inspired so vast an audience, in nations with radically different languages and cultures, as the Ramayana, a Sanskrit verse epic written some 2,000 years ago. William Buck has retold the story of Prince Rama - with all its nobility of spirit, courtly intrigue, heroic renunciation, fierce battles, and the triumph of good over evil - in a length and manner that will make the great Indian epics available to the contemporary reader.
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William Buck died in 1970 at the age of 37 after more than 15 years of work on the Ramayana, Mahabharata, and the unfinished Harivamsa. Of the two finished books, he wrote, "My method in writing both Mahabharata and Ramayana was to begin with a literal translation from which to extract the story, and then to tell that story in an interesting way that would preserve the spirit and flavor of the original."Review:
A fascinating story of courtly intrigue, fierce battles, and sacrifice on a heroic scale . . . An incomparable Indian epic. -- Virginia Quarterly Review
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Book Description Signet, 1978. Mass Market Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0451623460
Book Description Signet, 1978. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0451623460