Three satires

Nīlakaṇṭha, Kṣemendra & Bhallaṭa ; edited and translated by Somadeva Vasudeva

Written over a period of nearly a thousand years, these works show three very different approaches to satire. Nilakantha gets straight to the point: swindlers prey on stupidity. The artistry that beguiles Kshemendra is as varied as human-nature and just as fallible. We are off to a gentle start Sanctimonious - really no more than a warm-up among vices - but soon graduate to Greed and Lust. From there it's downhill all the way, as unfaithfulness leads on to fraud, and drunkenness to depravity; deception and quackery bring up the rear. What's this at the very end? Virtue? A late arrival, pale and unconvincing.

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書名 Three satires
著作者等 Bhallaṭa, 9th cent.
Kṣemendra, 11th cent.
Nīlakaṇṭha Dīkṣita, 17th cent.
Vasudeva, Somadeva
書名別名 Three satires : Nīlakaṇṭha, Kṣemendra & Bhallaṭa
シリーズ名 The Clay Sanskrit library
出版元 New York University Press : JJC Foundation
刊行年月 2005
版表示 1st ed
ページ数 403 p.
大きさ 17 cm
ISBN 0814788149
NCID BA72967078
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言語 サンスクリット
原文言語 サンスクリット
出版国 アメリカ合衆国