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A Century of Indian Epigrams

Chiefly from the sanskrit of Bhartrihari

By Paul Elmer More

1899 - London - Harper and Brothers

7" by 5" - 124pp


 

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Bound in vellum with paper covered boards and gitl titles to spine.

Charming collection containing 124 insightful Indian epigrams.


Paul Elmer More (1864-1937), with Irving Babbitt a proponent of the New Humanism, was an outstanding American critic and scholar. His writings display erudition, good sense, forceful argument and far-reaching concerns.

More was educated at Washington University in St. Louis and Harvard. After a short spell teaching Sanskrit and classics at Harvard and Bryn Mawr he become a literary journalist, serving as literary editor of The Independent (1901-03) and the New York Evening Post (1903-09) and as editor of The Nation (1909-14). His views, like those of many others at the time, started with the experience of the living; they ended however in classical restraint, traditional standards, and a somewhat idiosyncratic Anglo-catholicism. In an era of naturalism and socialism he therefore drew considerable critical fire, notably from H.L. Mencken, who nonetheless considered him the "nearest approach to a genuine scholar" America had.

CONDITION

The binding is tight and firm and both covers are firmly attached.  There is some minor wear to the extremities including some bumping to the corners.  Internally the book is generally clean and bright apart from the occasional mild spot and odd handling mark.  One or two pages have some pencil marks.  There is an ownership plate to the front pastedown.  The pages have been roughly cut and are therefore a little uneven. 

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