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Author Cooper, Paul M. M., author
Title River of ink / Paul M.M. Cooper
Published New York : Bloomsbury, 2016
 Rodman Main Adult Fiction  Cooper, P    AVAILABLE
Descript 289 pages : map ; 25 cm
Content text
Media unmediated
Carrier volume
Summary "In thirteenth-century Sri Lanka, Asanka, poet to the king, lives a life of luxury, enjoying courtly life and a sweet, furtive love affair with a palace servant, a village girl he is teaching to write. But when Magha, a prince from the mainland, usurps the throne, Asanka's role as court poet dramatically alters. Magha is a cruel and calculating king--and yet, a lover of poetry--and he commissions Asanka to translate a holy Sanskrit epic into the Tamil language spoken by his recently acquired subjects. The poem will be an olive branch--a symbol of unity between the two cultures. But in different languages, in different contexts, meaning can become slippery"
Subject Poets -- Fiction
Sanskrit poetry -- Translations into Tamil -- Fiction
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction
Sri Lanka -- Kings and rulers -- Fiction
Sri Lanka -- History -- To 1505 -- Fiction
ISBN 1632860708

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