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Book Title: For Love Of The Dark One: Songs Of Mirabai|
The author of the book: Andrew Schelling
Date of issue: February 25th 2015
ISBN 13: 9780934252843
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 839 KB
Edition: Hohm Press
Read full description of the books For Love Of The Dark One: Songs Of Mirabai:This is book is a good example of "bridal mysticism". Lovers of the romance genre will like the theme of a brave, rebellious princess pining away for an eternal bad boy archetype in the form of the youthful trickster aspect of Krishna intriguing. However, those looking for information on the Bhakt Sant Mirabai may find Andrew Schelling's feminist interpretation of Mirabai offputting. This is the first book on Mirabai I encountered and the most attractive rendering of her bhajans (devotional songs/poetry) I know of.I recommend studying other translations of her work to form a fuller opinion of her. This version of Mirabai's poetry is probably the most attractive one to Western readers but I suspect that Andrew Schelling's focus on her lustiness may make him overlook the devotional aspects of her adoration of Krishna. These poems stand in their own right as fine lyrical love poetry.
The nearest Western equivalent to Mirabai I know of is St. Theresa with her ecstatic visions.
Read information about the authorAndrew Schelling is a poet, essayist, and translator of the poetry of India. He has taught at Naropa University for twenty years and from 1993–96 served as chair of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics founded by Alan Ginsburg and Anne Waldman. His publications include Tea Shack Interior and The Wisdom Anthology of North American Buddhist Poetry. He lives in Boulder, Colorado.
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