Beastly Tales [Vikram Seth] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Ten witty and enchanting animal fables in verse which, like a modern Aesop’s. About the Book: Beastly Tales from Here and There From the impish to the brilliantlycomic, Vikram Seth’s animalfables in verse can, like Diwalisweets. LibraryThing Review. User Review – GlebtheDancer – LibraryThing. This collection of poems is a wry look at some children’s classics, giving them a modern twist.

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Have a great day! Some are Vikram Seth’s retelling of stories and fables from other places and a couple are his own original ones. Please try again later.

Beastly Tales from Here and There

Jul 18, Dipan Singla rated it it was amazing. To beastly tales by vikram seth what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. My friends, as you may see I did not read much poetry But one fine evening at the Victoria Not the falls, but the Memo Alright, I know what I’m gonna do here will probably in no way justify the brilliance of “Beastly Tales”, but I’m gonna try nevertheless coz I’m one arrogant show-off to review this book in verse, using a rhyme scheme similar to the one used by Seth in this book.

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Beastly Tales – Vikram Seth (1st Edition)

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The rest are also good. Suitable taled anyone – from infant to senile – to read and enjoy. I have Beastly tales by vikram seth Boy in my tbr pile I am reluctant to read it because it’s such a lovely edition. Seth maintains rhyme scheme throughout beastly tales by vikram seth book which eases the reading experience. This is a beautiful collection of fables, they are stories which are versified. Karen May 25, at Sponsored Products are advertisements for products sold by merchants on Amazon.

Inhe published Two Livesa family memoir written at the suggestion of his mother, which focuses on the lives of his great-uncle Shanti Behari Seth and German-Jewish great aunt Henny Caro who met in Berlin in the early s while Shanti was a student there and with whom Seth stayed vilram on going to England at age 17 for school.

Vikram Seth is an Indian poet, novelist, travel writer, librettist, children’s bewstly, biographer and memoirist. Posted by CHE at 9: Thank you for stopping by my soccer birthday blog post, commenting and following!

No trivia or quizzes yet. It’s not like a MUST read but it’s a good one if you’re in a mood for something different. Which is why, this quite simply escaped me and in any case, I’m yet to really sink my teeth into any of Vikram Seth’s works. Make no mistake, this is not beastly tales by vikram seth a lighthearted, feel-good read.

He has alsowritten five books of poetry, an opera libretto,a book of other libretti and two highly beastly tales by vikram seth of non-fiction. Very fast to read with consistent rhyming and amusin I enjoyed “Beastly Tales”.

I will read these to my children some day. The Hare and the Tortoise is a retelling of the classic parable in the age of reality TV and media created celebrities. All revolve around animals, with humans only in the background a bit, such as the king who unwittingly provides a home and meals for bed louses, until a mosquito joins them, or the humans in beastly tales by vikram seth last story who want to dam a river and upset the beasts’ homes Raji Krishnadevan May 27, at 5: His writing is beautiful!

Each one precedes a poem and beautifully captures its quirky characters. Make no mistake, this is not necessarily a lighthearted, feel-good read.

The Summing Up: Beastly tales from here & there

Adapting tales beastly tales by vikram seth China, Greece, the Ukraine and his homeland of India, and presenting them in rhyming verse, Vikram Seth has created a small masterpiece of fables for our time.

What a fantastic review. If the latter, I highly recommend A Suitable Boy. I’ve read only Book 2 of Paradise Lost but was hooked from start to finish.

In world of beasts and that of men, There have been a few occasions when Such good books have been created Which can be read and appreciated By both the old and the young And which leave beastly tales by vikram seth musical note on one’s tongue Whose rhythmic pattern tends to stay With the Reader day after day Yes, beastly tales by vikram seth a book is seldom read That makes one travel through one’s head To shores of Greece, lands of Ukraine And feel the Chinese wind beastly tales by vikram seth Indian rain And then again, very rarely Does one stumble upon such poetry That gives the animals a voice And leaves the Reader with no choice But to admire the beasttly Of the person who so effortlessly Turns Aesop’s fables into rhymes And revives the good old times Of Grandma’s winter Fairy-tales Stories of doves and parrots, ducks and quails Indeed much like a box viikram sweets Anyone can enjoy the rhythmic beats Of these poems where Mr Seth Turned tales into poems much like ‘The Golden Gate’.

Audible Download Audio Books. The last story was superb. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Jul 29, Sandhya rated it liked it Recommends it for: Jan 29, Suzy rated it really liked it.

Want to Read saving…. All the stories are simple-minded, and rhythmic. I Tagged Her in My Heart.

Beastly Tales: From Here and There – Vikram Seth – Google Books

This will remain one of my favourite poetry books. Another gem from Vikram Seth. Travels Through Sinkiang and Tibet which won Vikram Seth is an Indian poet, novelist, travel writer, librettist, children’s writer, biographer and memoirist.

Of course, there are fables here which offer plenty of personal lessons.