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The author of the book: Vikram Seth
Edition: Penguin India
Date of issue: December 9th 2011
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About the Book: The Rivered Earth Drawing on a range of personal experience and literary influences, and mixing translation and original creation, The Rivered Earth consists of four libretti written to accompany music by Alec Roth-together with an account of the pleasures and pains of working with a composer and a musician. Entitled 'Songs in Time of War', 'Shared Ground', 'The Traveller' and 'Seven Elements', the libretti take us all over the world?from Chinese and Indian poetry to the beauty and quietness of the Salisbury house where English poet George Herbert lived and died. Spanning centuries of creativity and humanity, these poems pulse with life, energy and the inspired brilliance of the poet. They are accompanied by four pieces of calligraphy by him. About the Author: Vikram Seth Equally gifted as a poet, essayist, memoirist, travel writer and novelist, Vikram Seth is perhaps best known for the phenomenal A Suitable Boy, one of the best loved and most widely read novels of recent times. His other books include An Equal Music, The Golden Gate and Two Lives.

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Ebook The Rivered Earth read Online! Vikram Seth is an Indian poet, novelist, travel writer, librettist, children's writer, biographer and memoirist.

During the course of his doctorate studies at Stanford, he did his field work in China and translated Hindi and Chinese poetry into English. He returned to Delhi via Xinjiang and Tibet which led to a travel narrative From Heaven Lake: Travels Through Sinkiang and Tibet (1983) which won the Thomas Cook Travel Book Award.

The Golden Gate: A Novel in Verse (1986) was his first novel describing the experiences of a group of friends who live in California. A Suitable Boy (1993), an epic of Indian life set in the 1950s, got him the WH Smith Literary Award and the Commonwealth Writers Prize.

His poetry includes The Humble Administrator's Garden (1985) and All You Who Sleep Tonight (1990). His Beastly Tales from Here and There (1992) is children's book consisting of ten stories in verse about animals.

In 2005, he published Two Lives, a 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 1930s while Shanti was a student there and with whom Seth stayed extensively on going to England at age 17 for school. As with From Heaven Lake, Two Lives contains much autobiography.

An unusually forthcoming writer whose published material is replete with un- or thinly-disguised details as to the personal lives of himself and his intimates related in a highly engaging narrative voice, Seth has said that he is somewhat perplexed that his readers often in consequence presume to an unwelcome degree of personal familiarity with him.

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