Rabinadranath Tagore's The King of The Dark Chamber; signed by him
The King of The Dark Chamber.
Item Number: 96033
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1915.
First edition, early printing of this drama, translated into English by the author. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Rabindranath Tagore on the half-title page. Near fine in the original dust jacket which is in very good condition. Rare and desirable; books signed by Tagore are uncommon.
Bengali polymath Rabindranath Tagore reshaped Bengali literature and music with Contextual Modernism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Commonly referred to as "The Bard of Bengal", Tagore became the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913. A prolific writer, his novels, stories, songs, dance-dramas, and essays spoke to topics both political and personal. Upon publication of the present volume, the New York Times expounded, "The fact is that the Indian poet has let down his bucket into the same deep wells which have existed since the beginning of time...Now and then one arises who has the power to draw up brimming vessels for the benefit of the multitude and when that happens our best praise is gratitude. And so we are grateful to Rabinadrath Tagore."