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Laxmiprasad Devkota’s anthology of Nepali poetry, translated by Rémi Bordes (CEH associate member)

Collection Planètes – bilingual edition – ISBN : 978-2-85446-648-5

While India had its Tagore, neighbouring Nepal had its Devkota. Perhaps because of the country’s closure and lack of translators, the story never really got out, but it is certainly time for this major writer to go beyond its borders and meet a wider audience. Laxmiprasad Devkota (1909-1959) was the author of an abundant and diverse body of work, and in his own country he was the immediate classic of modernity, a tutelary figure. While remaining strongly rooted in Indo-Himalayan culture, his poetry, with its vibrant sensitivity and rare density of expression, often tinged with spiritual resonances, is interwoven with a humanistic thought of universal aspiration. Here are finally translated into French significant pieces of Devkota’s work, which restore both the plurality and the coherence of his career, by one of the rare French-speaking specialists of the Nepali language.

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Voir en ligne : Le chanteur ambulant : une anthologie poétique – Lakṣmīprasād Devkoṭā