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Pink/purple and patterned cloth with gilt spine titles, lacks jacket, 14.5 by 22.2 cm, 106 pp. Inscribed, signed and dated (Calcutta 1974) by P. Lal on the ffep. Very good but for sun fading on the spine and a bookplate on the half-title page. Has a label on the rear pastedown that reads “Handbound by Tulamiah with Indian handloom cloth at 13 Patwarbagan Lane, Calcutta.” Includes essays on Samuel Beckett, Dante, Albert Camus, Somerset Maugham, Evelyn Waugh, Edith Sitwell, “What is Indian in Indian Literature,” “Ramananda Chatterjee,” “The Lost Manuscript of ‘The Waste Land,’” etc. Purushottama Lal (1929 – 2010), commonly known as P. Lal, was an Indian poet, essayist, translator, professor and publisher. Under the name of P. Lal, he wrote eight books of poetry (this being his fifth), over a dozen volumes of literary criticism, a memoir, several books of stories for children, as well as dozens of translations from other languages, chiefly Sanskrit, into English. He also edited a number of literary anthologies. He was awarded the prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru Fellowship in 1969. The Writers Workshop is a Calcutta-based literary publisher founded by P. Lal in 1958. Over the next few decades it published many new authors of post-independence urban literature, many of these authors later became important. Text is in English. Scarce signed copy. First Edition.
Title: The Lemon Tree of Modern Sex and Other Essays
Publisher: Calcutta, Writers Workshop: 1974
Book Condition: Very Good
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 2597