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Arion and the Dolphin A Libretto This enchanting libretto from the author of A Suitable Boy is published to coincide with the first performance of the opera Arion and the Dolphin music Alec Roth commissioned by the Baylis Programme at the English National Opera in June 1994 Recounted with Seth's inimitable charm it is the story of Arion a young musician at the court of Periander in Corinth Thrown overboard on his return from a musical contest in Sicily Arion is saved and befriended by a dolphin Written for amateurs and professionals this is a story which will appeal to young and old This is a wonderful book for all poetry drama lovers Vikram Seth's genius reflects in another of his masterpieces Beautiful verse tangible descriptions and lively dialogue Instead of reading it I sang the entire thing in my head So simple and kind Beautifully written and extremely heart breaking Even without the music to support it I could not help being lost to its melody Vikram Seth is perhaps one of the best authors and the greatest poets of our times

  • Arion and the Dolphin A Libretto
  • Vikram Seth
  • 04 May 2016
  • 9781897580462

About the Author: Vikram Seth

Vikram Seth is an Indian poet novelist travel writer librettist children's writer biographer and memoirist During the course of his doctorate studies at Stanford he did his field work in China and translated Hindi and Chinese poetry into English He returned to Delhi via Xinjiang and Tibet which led to a travel narrative From Heaven Lake Travels Through Sinkiang and Tibet 1983 which won


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