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en Occident.An Aspect of The Tagore-Criticism Cloud of Mysticism in the West: by Nabaneeta Sen wrote When Tagore of him: Le type ideal was visiting Europe in 1921. because found general it in Tagore. either in The criticism nature 9 This content downloaded from 123. It be different. poetry as an to the truths Mysticism approach to various criticisms a in rational it has its own of the magic attracting was it be Hence to that only expected would arouse conflicting of Gitanjail's opinions mystic once of life has society. view in in his tions.^ even visage ont certainement Tagore de ce aux biblique masque a la fois de yeux pleins franchise Two sentiments: envelopee years "le de later. an Eastern that thing a poet. just be justified was not more often inexplicable was from Europe to the East.210 on Sat. rarement et en taille inconnus si cher aux approche par il redignole. Gaulois: pleins Jean-Louis des le portraits caractere aux wrote frappes nobles et doux.. produc thing iias also its by all first the only than it not. 21 Sep 2013 02:26:20 AM All use subject to JSTOR Terms and Conditions . mysticism but poet. in irrational the "mysticism" it had consisted the always at But the been same the human in Tagore's limelight.. was expressing cette the imposante same figure. grave mystere. Vaudoyer de imaginations nos grandes le realise des mains de in Le mystere."^ was Romain du Holland.. mystere. Unhappily to be expected the last thing.49. a Parisian newspaper du si romanesques. The Ceux ete traits next qui lunettes une yeux year. subject time mind." had to the was West the enigmatic. eyes. Poete-prophete. ont vu par et de pofete. that what The the first as his vision Eastern must anything is known as "the Western fame the of Mysterious Mystery and in in therefore. East mind. homraes a pleinement: des fines. haute et mince.60.
since was introduced rid It of. Age-old their interests in one direction: of the either in channeling praise wise or in old condemnation of the unscientific Eastern Orient... diverse of as St. being occasions. association was religious precisely what Pound did not wish the to world find in he rather found Tagore.. talking 1dayspring mysticism ... apt spoiled us the it is association.a mind.visions saint in a novel. 21 Sep 2013 02:26:20 AM All use subject to JSTOR Terms and Conditions ."9 has East. of was used other also in Thus jargon by reviewers... the whole "is out.. educated had written Kempis and beautiful gracious unlimited devotion to the of the as novel. of enough. in among The Christians. M. is the same poems sort of common sense in the first of the New the same part Testament.60. points which confront the point the social. book 'sacred Leonard logical today. And finally."5 But Times reading John Calvin. distinction for Tagore a mistaken for fortuneteller on several which namely. because and This content downloaded from 123. New Leader novel it Gora Jalaluddin a reached was reviewed kneels If like in his and Kabir in culmination as "a in prayer.The quality in "in the of present Tagore's work. wonderful like of something reviewer. Yeats.in such William Blake. widely about a Biblical spread."6 of creative to referred "the Psalmic Tagore's impulse.that to find their by pleasant poetic qu in some work which does not into the of our quality bring spectrum thought cant.. person complete West.210 on Sat.49. in some of the but these are so to be happiness for Psalms."" his flatly series some gaunt sociological of the an early might Tagore's. types spiritual genius Paul. realistic . itudes.jali "to find for fitting comparison I am compelled to one sole book of Dante." probably Review which nightly started off the was which soon thesis. Tagore's was an indirect association which it could never given religious get of the Tagore East. the Bishop of London. always in Eastern than Pound had In fact Pound's been. we read Literary Supplement "As his we seem to wrote.. plat was even offered the ultimate a mystic. which. praise." of or in total of the "scientific the rejection praise who without There were few critics had an precon very approach notions about what an to find in ideas were Easterner. Tagore's except Forster or Leonard But even Pound Woolf. ceived to the as a Western "marvellous" man public than more insisted on the element of Pound. name Tagore's poetry having quality. pieces the a David Psalms of of our own and The New States time. from on Nation found the same of high'.It been painting. and in different the in appeared again again disguises Western reviews his of But works. in "a his sort of ultimate common There sense... and the loathly images of the The be man. past history mysticism. Ruysbroeck.. great Fort Mystic. attitude mysticism was much more that of an unbiased than critic that of Western most literary — that others ever reviewed work a handful like E. this political in Bengali and Calcutta psycho Thomas Pound called a "series Gitan.. a the when East."11 the volume the acquaintance. the distance that one's as a fame a can take proves great "mystic" in the West..But even that 10 was of the of not spiritual content my fitting lyrics. mystic Yeats had himself been more Tagore's interested poetry."10 Ezra confessed before Paradlso us.' Woolf dryly problems it Indian Flemish have This missed soul. contributed to the of myth the It was his article in The "Tagore.
the Japanese World. all of Tagore's poetical be can into one of these put categories. never."13 path paved up to A "Oriental standard is "mystic" approach Tagore's thought..jali publication by "The voice Tagore. 21 Sep 2013 02:26:20 AM All use subject to JSTOR Terms and Conditions .. These the reviews traditional can — be song the roughly of the impenetrable flavor. opposed that reviews followed the of and other books Gitan. mystical divided strange.... she where "un le described homme de Jesus spiritualise. This is the strain. example.16 pure mystic powers has still The has Fugitive all his the lovers of Tagore undimmed. a new One eastern sang mystical enchanting is not strong personal confident learned jobs second typical works of giving light The third was that line of the self interpretation. Sumaj mysticism /sic/ than Such as che Poi furono i della fervid. world. aux notres: etrangers vent elles nous seduire This Sunday Yone began: In He was true Times Noguchi.." ayant visage and in her is "le artiste semble Christ. Ellison. inaccessible is nevertheless Tagore's of life. however. the Indeed. Eastern in his manner of to and to nature response and to God." special -set for a new his work not but a immediately up standard.. grand qui porter en tout lui le et fatalisme tout le du ou .. will not be 11 This content downloaded from 123.60. of there The a large was title of Tagore1s review of for Tagore."^-u mystere pays F. mysticism but the Grace in for wrote about "un Brahmane L'Eclair. Western and Tagore "A Mystic The disappointed. this. any may glimpses open for which the Eastern seers for ever reality. surpassed is .il est ne.rather faceia of the Brama is its is calm different. of translator Home and the World into Roger-Cornaz. thoughts its for the so-called affirmation foreign eastern of life. exotic. de le poetes du Ces Japon. genuine mystics better." In The poet. opinion. Tagore's mysticism Eastern Almost the reviews attitude. utterly who We sterner claimed was what he had Tagore only returning the from and that the knew Western their West.210 on Sat. which enigma Another claimed renunciation a new it meaning. judgment. worn-cut.qgore marked generally On about the Easterners: les et Les et par number a joint was. etS tentatives ont restent etrangeres et tout au plus peu de raerae cette etrangetS. a^iocond phrases di Dio seem to break the of stillness this Oriental likely The is for the future reviewers to take the thought. judging and often of standard the typical. Tagore's French. readers.. the reader is in the humanity Everywhere presence of a mystic a world with It is in its heart.. is. &mes orientales etrangere: la charme et de I'Inde.. eternity of and at turn there of the shadows. hunger. only special interpretation that is not x^hat one knows as the view. poet in our his latest He work." who. wrote an article on in the same issue of L' he Eel air where re T. misleading regarding as Oriental mind to the the becomes clear from This Occidental. into three categories.49. reviewer Perse a traduit et imite meine ceux de la Chine rarement heureuses. is a of the This.
" "temper also the all natural universal. they tell but more us is music deeply not of to us . those Or .3 This is we uninterrupted to trying interpret probably are not what moved Yeats because meant of when its he said of Gitan."^0 The Crescent Moon synthesis compared to the of vision as childhood found in William Blake summed and up: "None who come in solemn search of will discover 'spiritual meanings' the of secret these for the here. The and Sadhana in Moon. Gitan. from The own life.. which than other of which the they are men. held. the eternal mysteries! Manchester reactions Manchester Guardian to it Guardian man the "1? in from the singer the same vein opinion were somewhat critic's different...jali or unintelligible. veil. thoughts volume the of the as if the treasure colour is good..But It as is and veiled.. yet accepting woven not as as but to fetters... reality.. significance well remember Their which . but because we strangeness. The The he was another a haunted such world.We we his read often strange or more colour. figures. thing meaning. is our reality reality. was it melodious." to the "It the crown is of endeav reviewer. humanity.. had the as we that fundamental tone was But reviewed the only lived because "in upon in reviewer's poetry."19 closely it from quoted of the fundamental his Western he was hailed gained audiences. was it delivered treasure the print.210 on Sat. he he life from has common to managed was the life: escape living from. quaint verse effect of Mr.60. Tagore's far readers. re Gardener. first a or understand better. rich and various artistic achievement of the one of our own But their is at once day..49.. poems.The East. About was their Western incident which. lost included reviewer Noguchi who also like Tagore."^l Pie had the started article that the out "common of mis by pointing way — the and the so-called 'revival' of understanding mystic mysticism — which we are now has not affected it is to witnessing seriously realization as him regard with the eternal the flux.1" wrote the about Tagore "in world and in unity feeling action. withdrawn in it. According mystic our when this is He achieved. incense-laden in prose hallmark of art. supports Sadhana where of the in contact or ignore. _i_s the the^ illuminated texture existence of does not reveals.. reviewing cognized great mystical individual.jali. message but the refined. Tagore's we know we his incense more of came before spirit poetry But for doing when Tagore the exactly The Crescent as them "the poet national. muffled it may compare Ossian . to service The while Nation. links of our the soul.We perfect a Persian we but carpet do not us at least for than details of any the with delight was remote. in and reveries reflecting The of Fugitive mysticism. has.But not more immersed remote: our it own soul's a being only the set apart because mystic. 12 This content downloaded from 123. opposite humanity. to that Japanese the we of like us less. 1913.. 21 Sep 2013 02:26:20 AM All use subject to JSTOR Terms and Conditions . or action.
. not the of Ernest their that influence Rhys' critics Tagore's to misunderstanding it. and religion lacking was uncommon not intellectual Western atmosphere of said s biographer Ernest Gitan... sentimentalists.... The Gitan.60. and for we should tween But it admiration Tagore. 1912. fifteenth in the holds there to have century today.' recurring Tagore1s. cast about has been which the halo of the lustre to heighten preferred does not it and Hr..li Times Literary the for image. following reasons: November.. is The anxious beauty should reaction one else spread if we great from seems Kabir . his readers.ja.."2? exaggerate. Tagore's obviously. Tagore would not. be the difference where be to to it hard say put to be found.. at present. of an Indian in of sign solved divorce a is poet Chinese religion of our who seems painting and failure the must emotions remain sense of stirred poetry values.."26 of fresher appeal us have seems to to of "Mr. 21 Sep 2013 02:26:20 AM All use subject to JSTOR Terms and Conditions .210 on Sat.and and old unhesitating music. which.. Rhys group. 13 This content downloaded from 123. wood.met own have our Rossetti's willow time in literature. in into first Supplement.But thought. one whom another remarked. as voice in we had walked foj\ the perhaps a dream.jali that this comment the In explicitly great and reflects review said a lack of interest "biography were the country any wide to to really of her us that demand poets. a review of Tagore's translation of Kabir main The idea that this Eastern would the of fulfill time what was position Mr. In craze for share the did not mysticism.. Rhys Tagore' among a we to are which of India from be the vision "It to get may prove to not did But view this and sense nature life. Athenaeum that of Mr... proportions. the with That it the it work were poetry hail it to solve a of thousand which philosophy in both.That us among Indian poet..49. imagery our the which troubles is problem should no that Yeats wonder is Mr..learn express Poetry so it in doing bjr ideas. general mystic in the late tained January that The poet of 1915. readers but for at occupied in India The attitude be a not from of very that Kabir's different which mind Western distinguished least.and with delight as as easily years prevails this makes ago. us the responsibilities India's saints.. now customs reference to occasional antiquated. highly recommended to must. upon consequent to in his generation lead in Indian our our of life fulfill Yet worship deserved has writing him given and the inevitable than has done more He the in awaken England which is indispensable not even responsibilities do or which in this are interest to growing Empire. in even or of not for Tagore.. from Mr. though English Tagore by This true and obscures his distorts group.. our as or though heard.^8 was Kabir?s Poems and the Gitan. easily by 'Kabir the and says.jali.
page one about in that from of his casual remarks magazine: Tagore I remarked on this of Sir Rabindranath page that as the an recep example direct area 'similarities' since it is Some weeks ago in this country Tagore 14 This content downloaded from 123. a whole circumstances The to due to in Queen Tagore.. to poem not or find of a parallel Gitan.own as .. fruitfully by fruitfully because in wider and more with less worldly contexts. th^ 31 with Vaughan. It is he because is to nearer ourselves than other are that he has Indian so touched poets deeply and we have the to if he is to us.60. Herbert. too. they significant. Yeats seems Mr... is to his as none but already bringing fellow-countrymen. spirit of his readers are ..... my death. Mr.our its defects is civilisation.It in their is resemblance to the poems of modern Western rather than comparatively in their poets differences from that are most them. and and To recalls Even Walt Whitman is the last fulfilment of Thou. Western life is and which has the life on Eastern founded. come and to me! ' And Death.' 1 When I bring to you of one of Patmore's able Heaven" in any the critic does were accidental.1 is in there.. comes. be. whole overlooked. children meet. Europe Europe.jali touch upon to theme is the quite problem to an that of "The Iiound task! of However.. of our something and of standards the of our literature. and more of mystification easy humanity. best-known odes recalled the by Life. -more V/ordsworth more said.. assimilated us.. That be would no poets mystics real service.. tread without elaborate research.^1-' Then the reviewer gives parallel heard his is the of endless examples silent theme to steps? 'The prove his thesis: ever that 'Have not you comes! . worth He had which and be ingenious the whether difficult Edward Shanks lies in what to devote resulted a rather influences. In upon contributed to the same idea that s real Tagore' he owes and not in what owes to to him. suggest Tagore's is different in kind and poetry intention from essentially that of and nearer home. over whisper over book echoes with again with Traherne. Many unaware that probably the essence of what he has to has been and say said... nearer that.210 on Sat. my child. right say it is because he has . Hound of Heaven'.49. about Gazette them as an antidote Western By prescribing against folly and.. patent may an advance on as admire Mr. vague 192-6. The was made approach criticism The that a few earlier years of Yeats to Tagore's Athenaeum "by The poetry: made Westminster of Rhys' approach. wisely. — lines '0 worlds Wordsworth.. the germ He comes...We Tagore greatly an to whose artist voice the and as who one world listens. 21 Sep 2013 02:26:20 AM All use subject to JSTOR Terms and Conditions . 'That 'On the shores of inevitably coloured toys. to that vanity.. a great can the seed of certain on which ideas poet do. theirs:.
" doute. English The Church died. /He ." representative merely. explained not a he Eastern is not a messenger typical poet. Tagore a misapprehension public." C' pessiinisme P. la su in 1921." responsible Tagore was not a of Eastern but really "typical thought. Tagore by of Eastern as a Western or mysticism.32 Times echoed that the the words It said and of a Shanks few before years "was based on reputation largely be of the may misapprehension partly for a certain in his It asserted that fame.. by works in a way we can never do far would understand.. better to to for Mr. interpreted essentially on the was noticed another of privileged Easterner. pas il nous est si pourquoi c'est aussi sans pourquoi."33 went further than Shanks in Its claims. ainsi.. Paris-Soir remarked Tagore's Tagore. by group who to a balance tried establish and the between the realism in on the death of work. cesse. his show All works traces of and Western Christian The influences. on the meant Since or strange disturbing Those who wish Tagore. bring the to the materialistic West unknown doctrines of ing the He is one rather of the first resT.60. it. est-a-dire radical qu'il des ne faut penseurs an mais cher. monde..of then Eastern I have by in to subject. et benie. Indian Tagore... pointed "product. as Shanks had also an obvious not of India but out. mystical of the modern education of the Europeanised intelligent the be of Rabindranath Hindu. pas chercjier 3 hindous." the statement by saying: Rabindranath un etait lumineux Tagore mystique. of Anglo-India.. magazine Tagore1s departure decline This feel admirers influence readers mysticism "Tagore elaborated for of instinctive the common and a quality sense.. chante qui he then added sa a poesie ait on chez lui le ne c'est "St se had Roger-Cornaz quoted soit refuse k vivre. There work was its not without comic mysticism been inundated with correspondence am quite I to I what ready explain is very Sir little that is side.. spectacle quelque part: "J'ai a la invite a ete fete du ma vie et.his that is/ was one created who translated returns works when he to do was us not what we have the justify first introduced already disturbance to the lent.. rationality. etait un de curieux realisme et de It melange mysticisme.. poete de Sans il la exaltait la passionne.210 on Sat. what want. conquerer les 15 This content downloaded from 123. a ecrit il aussi de avec tres beaux vers ou d'amour il jouit delices du des a dit II choses. "qui vie elle-meme: own his comment. puissance divinite dans tout Mais l'univers il sentait que repandue..49..ilts East. go Kipling they I am inclined to believe that the of Sir mystery can be Rabindranath in He is another way. 21 Sep 2013 02:26:20 AM All use subject to JSTOR Terms and Conditions . of a life that is different impressed by glimpses from our revelation the of Eastern mind which own. the was in the which overlooked ardent either real.
.. doubt. renunciation. in The of Literary take of a His the we Or. spiritualization as the The Nation commented October. complained monotonous of He nature Tagore's writings. the this is There "Vita and no need is a to sublimate of mind is them that into cannot allegories rest quite of helped now fact. tired "this monotony in spirituality corrected his previous as his earliest was not. consider poems The are New so we take it is conception as _i_ it i> au full an that expression will they Buddhism us.-' Poet" as "Unlike says a the Statesman introduced Tagore. ascetic sage in the mysticism early years in and the his Western world. ^ ux ux j.'.39 of book on Tagore.60.•Deliverance..' me in not for 'is Mr. upon love-poems The Gardener: spread. The I shall prose-lyrics.All and of effeet. 1913. along with There the with upon spirit.ames d'Occident35 This quality .49.1. cast. the same in sanctifying we can difficult. they positive "Great Buddhistic the change we usually For uurio^ these of pre .. of the usual Indian from type exception more static Indian ... of experience a writer hand. Indian intellectual. genuine and their of and death "the vast life panorama notable lines (which his piece great your worthy "because like Pound also I love this I know quoted that this and in The "there sharpness nebulous. years of amazing fecundity. of are full light. 21 Sep 2013 02:26:20 AM All use subject to JSTOR Terms and Conditions . had The idea of Tagore's his fame being of fondly imagined.. among ofl ultimate w iiu mii 1 x . of widely his it and and as to then. the that criticism Tagore was vague Red Olean Some and ders nebulous. Rabindranath that he was believed tone of book exalted Tagore. friendly every the of reader the general mystification warning against danger came In of that from everything Tagore. of of u v_/x sort poems certain as noted "Thus Pound. 1921). vailing uunoiuwi. reviewer visualized melodies" death as in well" ends love This tremendous by■saying have mystics be vague mystic of your readers and Times can life. in readers who distils He is. — followed Supplement. (Gitan. and commented: these quite a <z*.. reviewer Edward Thompson's Works and who Life (London.wj. no the are blurred outlines. by it is that and thy then joy several by in me is English full" newspapers." he found country hard-won other But out Thompson's that later as in on.jali) If thought.Let transparency and he and is second rate usually mistrust.... bearing appearance physical be live But there were voices to heard on. it Nuova" until that kind of mind of volume Rabindranath be The task would not a transferred into theological no set to work will. "Tagore eclectic artist a and fastidious five one ascetic into lyric.ua l/w while wa. was first perhaps Pound quoted.210 on Sat.. early of content frame treatise.the poet-philosophers.His Tagore."37 familiar. only repeat 16 This content downloaded from 123. and the are like earth."3° of the Tagore rest did think... statement.. soul. because of the was more to them prejudicial which they were and this the on the impression. critic Fortnightly Review).ot negation.Aj ^. a was an and.
Frank Hindu Crane poet like spiritual brought Harriet both disadvantage ways. Yet I have nothing to see that it its and that have but pity their is piety is beautiful." she insists Thompson enthusi this on suf sweet-tempered ficient vigour the true merit of the spiritual proceeding of poets. the feels sharp sting continued its campaign The which most he discovery pens. with by obscuring Uncritical 3 Edward "an by lady-writer. substructure other..that and The it human. to a note all tried In I not far from found Tagore a distinguished from T»gore. Even referred to him as "the poet. him the Moody. youth. reviewer of Thompson's on and the hand other it drew fame of a poet-prophet. character 'new mysticism* poems." article to his one by hand its to it put and off theologians Tagore's prophet.. the quite "You truth.60. reviewing from is from Tagore Chitra."^' New and York Globe "the "depth" "insight" 17 This content downloaded from 123. The poems they that with disadvantage are too pious. an occasion when he letter of from praise desperate in mysticism those M. ^ save write. friend. the reader piety not will admit put it is who they them that is of disposed reader drag importance no real allegory in itself retirement.The appeal Manchester Guardian "A mystic? declaring: of passion love. fact. very poetic ° On book. brutalize Ezra have at a they unable Dante. our master. of it his if will tactlessness. occasionally But already the 'sanctifying at work.210 on Sat. 5 of he whom reminds us.49. did piety common readers tone. Indian beauty. by is this who the mystic hymns an in of He the senses? ecstasy ^ its The Nation sings praises. seer or a He thinker. is a not all. If -these but if spirit' Pound have have the of had a a the once flaw quality 'general for the -mystically predicted: I do reader'." to sage Among was E. like must contrive some on who. and.. any which to exhibit an he has and. But it has who Forster. its to the role he wrote and the of a wise in 191^: proclaim old atmosphere and honour to the is a author. turned to ideas more does than his general readily English That is He brother. in The high him Mrs. the wrote an enthusiastic and referred preacher. against of a at one rescue Tagore1s stage. pay Tagore poet. is unnecessary. is and and also :ihat of came kind of He the to a motherhood. life. upset English know." readers of 'holy-minded' Tagore. meanings calculated in sentence every to embitter the prosecuted end note. being poet. 21 Sep 2013 02:26:20 AM All use subject to JSTOR Terms and Conditions . is be not to classed with Nietzsche. disciples This records astic extracted seeing please in was prophecy.or or others Whitman.
imagine today.. 18 This content downloaded from 123. of Red to was Twenties being Oleanders Tagore's bringing one might mysticism him nothing started noticing was not. Once. was a high The the voice of like garb prophet's priest. missing.and spirit than "quickness and any of religious come teaching Christian modern this apperception" to Jesus nearer I know. knowledge a kind but of the inner communication which is listeners. Brazil people the old."51 German listening is not as be as a mentioned it by Natorp might thought. Tagore1s intellectual the human all By reached confused Both 1919» the his of name in -some poets of other were between the permanently hovering I on when the recall occasion state. evident. but disrepute." the the that could greatest homage people "a that also states little girl explained he much what meant when better Tagore spoke than to the translation. to played up and at West Count "the School of Wisdom at of his Darmstadt. speech bearing something about that made him somehow unreal with neither nor Tagore beginning a a beautiful like it is end. splendid spectre.'" reporter was as one would a wide of for this not. trip physical presence create a living the of human in the twen being impression breathing tieth "In tvas and in there eternal century. of having "This barriers.210 on Sat. away past. words.49. a general disgust charming any during the latter with Oriental The longer. apparition."^8 xtfriter aspect his and as we concluded find him that "his in the Gospels. calmly Tagore today. but as a of translators."53 that nor end' is a helpful 'with neither not however. was appeal. spontaneous understanding. off wearing a familiar classics" Eastern was reaching He was from his that already personality. Keyserling's impact a prophet an with inner he like because words was enormous."^ sanctity was when and the not halo. that seem he to had have state a where fantasy. him. enigmatic almost unani were would have in soon have the Whatever been initially.ve he's a very back the old far in poet. Paul I'50 pay Tagore Natorp that one understand could in his own rather language This. image appreciation dimensions Tagore status identity and in the West became were was such "ancient with Gandhi quickly secondary. mythological a was discussed and famous being fairly Tagore's poetry person was heard to 'But isn't announce. poor unique example Tagore's In Germany. 21 Sep 2013 02:26:20 AM All use subject to JSTOR Terms and Conditions . phrase just the and of characteristic the Western vagueness up imprecision appre Tagore to ciation of Tagore. The that the have understood believed reason everything. too. beginning for a human This about sums expression describing being.. nature In of Western reaction the it Thirties half reviews of the ambiguity.60. spoke a tone his voice assumed of of his at the and climax speech enthusiasm. already upon and a in "Count wanted to had English Keyserling given speech Tagore crowd cried out: 'Don't We his the whole translate translate. English among the priest-prophet When he delivered of lecture Tagore on East of linguistic independent he "was perhaps explained. alj.'^ human Tagore and achieved with Homer but for his contemporaneity But even Brazil his had failed to 192^. maximum limit. case universal again.
monotony be the to Western when of one thinks pervading mysticism image Tagore. or Red The on poems even Times were Tagore.. Shakespeare 19 This content downloaded from 123. The characters one to wonder possibly failings In 'Red prose undistinguished the on of very vagueness the can drama support../It7 leave/s7 and unimpressed regretful.. Eut it is symbolism in rather depend of 'Red frankly Oleanders.... reviewed the Red Oleanders Times The Literary in this scathing A substance.60..210 on Sat. perceived less re As soon. year awarding introduced the of as "a David Gitan. his pcetry plays The sometimes is are of tenuous often symbolism atones actual of for the however. is it to quite impossible of the what play intellectual The most a rather are written seems to part of the whatever is happening.. hectic after country Twenty long years his he death still as there the of modern writer India. 21 Sep 2013 02:26:20 AM All use subject to JSTOR Terms and Conditions .jali poet times were now changed. book Thompson's was that his poet to had lose said. of the difficult to a It is in his For which style the discover sufficiently or moral acute of dramatist's make anything short play Tagore for greater what meaning time." a papers it The had earlier.. was perhaps merely Thompson's study is now as country merits.55 genuine different.' dramatic Tagore's and herces of human qualities..... fair Supplement. they all complained for example. was from other works only to resemblance one another.. his reputation once above in his that was It a is contrast to find this and all sharp picture of. reader both the earliest In Prize. away.. is perhaps literary for metaphor.mously unfavourable.. insignificance theme. unlike an say. Nobel own Orleanders. November. Supplement Literary had been unbridled admiration for Tagore one before the 1912.. was found to be constantly of not or when he was very it so any English which began power when. that that makes much he it clear as below presenting different. of what his own saw in and him. the their appearance difference than their as Tagore ideas we in its numerous it was volumes. concluded... the same the publishing was reviewing main ago. to compel can they lifeless purpose Tagore's is unbridled passion Oleanders' the of profusion metaphor entire is trying.. Tagore's anything attraction review Edward attraction of The Times one of decade of the of our serve.The dialogue persistently But it is not the profound. to express A Literary Fourteen after year Supplement years utterly could with that markable therefore.. manner: amount of The saints in lacking recognizable of their and actions.49. of incomprehensibility. garments. time. particularly sententious. thoughts the or weakness. reigns greatest The was that attached to national unique prestige involuntarily Tagore in his be can Dante in country only parallelled by Italy. very seemed above high far Mr.
Vol." River Delhi. Review.210 on Sat. 21 Sep 2013 02:26:20 AM All use subject to JSTOR Terms and Conditions . 4 192^). Nation New Leader. that in did Tagore Rabindranath Goethe NOTES 1F. this. forms. "Rabindranath 1927. (January-June. Roger-Cornaz. my play. Tagore 1861-1961. to Tagore. Tagore. 36. November 7. tr.. 1913. Germany. H..60. p.N. ^Ezra XCIII Pound.49. February 573* 9. 1912. June 20. Rabindranath's June. Tolstoi Hindou Voyage s en '^uronP --urope. on the Bank "Tagore A Centenary Volume own article "East to 732. Rabindranath Plate. Tolstoy outside serious followers not his own leave any a se became a but never country. ^The Times New 1913)» Literary 575-6."-5" in doubt England. Victoria Ocampo.3. 192^. literary figure intrinsically outsider to the tradition of the and after literary West. p. The December 1913. Fortnightly 12ibia. 1922. again an "In of this infinite to it in his outsider.But there is and in no Russia. only craze. Nation. p7 Also. 7The o The 9 Statesman. 57^. 192^. 'Eclair. 20 This content downloaded from 123. on See. The Atlantic Monthly. February 15. 2July 3. Madeleine Rolland 3 11 Introduction" (Paris. West. »Le 1921." Fortnightly Review. contemporary a misunderstood to the of the he visit heart became short. 10The -*-■*The and.B. A Quatre Voix. temporary rious in the He was an Western scene. p. Supplement. p." playhouse put own "I have had words. April 13.. The of (New West. Athenaeum." 1961). 19.
to Gitan.. 1915. title December ^. Tagore. December "Introduction" 13.in 1921. The also extremely be seems to in the East "Linking about bringing for the craving West. the power "^The Manchester Guardian. 31Ibid. 1921. January 23. 1 6 The Sunday the was It both Times. Yeats.. 20T. December 7.ore November 7.jall 22 ^The 2Ll xvli. same the refinement. X^L'Eclair.60. same incense the we have more and from another.210 on Sat. review keen on a and common in the was and East a synthesis intellectuals 17 West. Ibid. 1915» P. Rabindranath (London. 15lMd. 1913).. and has the result of distinguishing December one November same melody.. B. period. June 20. 1915) »P» 100.49. P» ^21. 25'The Ernest W. 1912. 30 The Westminster Gazette. Rhys. Times Literary Supplement. of Noguchi's Noguchi the two. the interfused. 21 This content downloaded from 123. 13. Athenaeum. 21 Ibid. The Athenaeum. &7• 29 The Athenaeum. 1913. 2^The 2 8 May 8. (London. ". 1921. Nation. been that of his 15. Ibid. . 21 Sep 2013 02:26:20 AM All use subject to JSTOR Terms and Conditions ." whatever are more lost he themes Nation. 1912. 1915. P« ^20-1." between of that 18 does 'Ibid. 1913.. . May 8.Ibid. Ta£.
^5 pp. The M. ^The kp Nation. triumph Tagore1s an offshoot of of 15. 1937» quoted." Rothermund. Western Through December Post. 1936).-^2The 33 Queen.49. 319. 21 Sep 2013 02:26:20 AM All use subject to JSTOR Terms and Conditions . The New Statesman. of 196-7. (Allahabad.210 on Sat. p. The 120. 46 Fortnightly p. 1913• October 6. June Rablndranath Birmingham cance of development Mr. Forster." the English -5k Parls-Solr. 39 Zj. 68. trans. Journal pp. (Delhi.60. 191^» P* 716. 1921. Tagore 2nd edT 17. 47 Olivia December H. 38Ibid. E. 35L«Eclair. See note 5^-. April 19. 2k. 575. 1^. Chicago N.. 18. Harvest (London. p. June and ed. November 1926. 6. Dunbar. August 9» 19^1. January . 1921. 42-3. 48 Comparative 18. 568 The Church Times. 1961). ^The LlLl Nation. Eyes 1913» is in Aron Aronson. p. Thompson. May 21. p. Author Darmstadt. unknown. The Times Literary October Supplement. 1921. Manchester 25.o The Times Literary Supplement. in in 1961. 1913* A House Quoted Vol. P» "The that chief remarked signifi of the culmination that it marks literature. Jadavpur 1937). July 9# 1925. Guha. 1913. I. days in Rabindranath Germany. with Rabindranath Tagore. (Chicago. Literature. 19^3). Abinger Review. Fortnightly Review. 22 This content downloaded from 123. 191^» The Guardian. 10 Dietmar "Sanctified. "^The 37 June 20. 576.
5°Ibld. c The Times Literary Supplement. c. p. Tagore's as its human the on effects and its spirit constricting consequent use the with a beautiful in is and it central language theme.. Times Supplement. November 18. 23 This content downloaded from 123. 9» 1925• Literary July has industrialization It finest one of Orleanders is plays. c2 p. characters most poetic of spite living Tagore's alto a different created version its picture But.60. 335* Red in But Bengali. Gitanjali (London. 1913)♦ P« 88. 21.210 on Sat." Centenary Volume. p. with Rabindranath Tagore. ^Natorp.. 335 - 53 Centenary Volume." Ibid. "Tagore in Brazil. 1926.49. expressed some contains and an means no is allegory) of unobvious (it by symbols the of in language. 21 Sep 2013 02:26:20 AM All use subject to JSTOR Terms and Conditions . The gether. 30» "Hours Cecilia Meireles. p. 5^ "^Rabindranath Tagore. English obviously.