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Mythology & Folk Tales
  • Author:
    Ramsay Wood
  • ISBN:
    0586084096
  • ISBN13:
    978-0586084090
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  • Publisher:
    Academy Chicago Pub (February 1, 1983)
  • Pages:
    263 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Mythology & Folk Tales
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Ramsay Wood retells these fables for Western readers in, Kalilia and Dimna: Selected Fables of Bidpai. Overall, Kalila and Bidpai is a very special book and collection of fables encompassing magic that simply can’t be described (no wonder it has been passed on for so many centuries).

Ramsay Wood retells these fables for Western readers in, Kalilia and Dimna: Selected Fables of Bidpai. The Fables of Bidpai have Eastern roots (many are formally recorded in Everyone is familiar with Aesop’s Fables or even Uncle Ramos. Kalila and Dimna is simply wonderful and recommended for young adult readers on up who enjoy fables with depth which are recanted like a short story.

Kalila and Dimna: Selected Fables of Bidpai (Paladin Books). She is the author of a number of books about Islamic art and also writes novels. She has written and presented a number of television documentaries. Dr. Al Khemir was born in Tunisia and lives in New York City. Kalila wa Dimna: For Students of Arabic.

First appearing in Sanskrit nearly 2,000 years ago, TheTales of Bidpai, with their slyly profound grasp of human nature . Great read! If you enjoy Aesops Fables or Sufisim, you will also enjoy Ramsay Woods - 'Kalila and Dimna'

First appearing in Sanskrit nearly 2,000 years ago, TheTales of Bidpai, with their slyly profound grasp of human nature at its best-and more often at it. .Great read! If you enjoy Aesops Fables or Sufisim, you will also enjoy Ramsay Woods - 'Kalila and Dimna'. The stories within stories of the animal kingdom keep you entertained until the last page. Mystery from the start. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 11 years ago. Well I was able to stop without finishing in a single sitting but only because I did not allow enough time today. The universal and timeless stories of friendship and betrayal speak to all of us.

Kalila and Dimna: Selected Fables of Bidpai (Paladin Books) Paperback. Younes is clearly a master educator, and this book follows on the wonderfully constructive techniques that he used in his introductory and intermediate textbooks (Living Arabic and Intermediate Arabic, soon to be updated, I believe). Younes uses clever delayed repetition of words, and roots in slightly different words, to solidify the reader's knowledge of new words and phrases. My active vocabulary has grown noticeably after working through this book.

Some people think the history of 'Kalila and Dimna' is almost as interesting as reading the book itself

Some people think the history of 'Kalila and Dimna' is almost as interesting as reading the book itself.

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Wood’s Kalila and Dimna – Fables of Friendship and Betrayal (Vol 1) is reconstituted from the North .

Wood’s Kalila and Dimna – Fables of Friendship and Betrayal (Vol 1) is reconstituted from the North text and also seven other works translated from Sanskrit, Arabic, Syriac and Persian.

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Here the first two books of the Panchatantra's five are brilliantly rendered by Ramsay Wood in a captivating, contemporary version that . New renderings of classic Indian folk epics from the 2000-year-old Fables of Bidpai.

Here the first two books of the Panchatantra's five are brilliantly rendered by Ramsay Wood in a captivating, contemporary version that can be read on many levels. These stories within stories ostensibly constitute a handbook for rulers, but in their slyly profound grasp of human nature they are clearly meant as helpful guidance for us all. These are tales that will be treasured by young and old alike. These timeless, charming, and humorous tales have survived through the centuries and have resurfaced in most of our popular moral fables.

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Jonide
There's a reason certain books are called Classics! I sought this book out when it was noted in a book on the history of Persia, which upon further research seemed to pop up on multiple levels as a major classic of Eastern literature. Comparisons to Shakespeare and more were not uncommon, but still it's easy to wonder if it's all just hyperbole. In this case, it is absolutely real.

About a quarter of the way into Kalila and Dimna I finished up one particularly clever chapter, the type of storytelling that is so good and perfect that all the world around seems to go quiet for that moment. I closed my Kindle reader and suddenly I knew it: I knew not only why the book is still held in such high esteem, but moreover I in a personal sense was absurdly unqualified to even judge it! Obviously I am now sharing how much I enjoyed it, but to actually "review" it in the sense of passing judgment? It'd be ridiculous really. As if any one of us could be remotely qualified to judge Shakespeare's body of work!

So just know the simple fact that, yes this is a book of tales within tales, each expertly and cleverly told, all just the right length and tone. It is the kind of genius that would function to delight children and adults in equal measure, with the kind of eye for detail that makes it gives each section its own unique flavor. Certainly many of the themes will be familiar to most adults, but the storytelling is never predictable and often goes against what a reader expects will play out.

I cannot comment on any other translations but this one is a good balance between feeling timeless and yet stays accessible to a modern reader.
Gavidor
These are timeless teaching stories. Teaching stories from a culture are always fascinating. The Classic Tales of Brer Rabbit are in fact African teaching stories. Pancatantra: The Book of India's Folk Wisdom (Oxford World's Classics) is another example of teaching stories, as is The Monkey King: A Superhero Tale of China, Retold from The Journey to the West (Ancient Fantasy), and Our Stories Remember: American Indian History, Culture, and Values through Storytelling. Next question: how do you use stories, to effect change? My Voice Will Go with You: The Teaching Tales of Milton H. Erickson tells one way. Dilbert 2.0: 20 Years of Dilbert is a sort of cultural mirror, in which we see our lives, cut up into meaning. Or in Dilbert's case, lack of meaning. Kalila wa Dimna is also a cultural mirror, in the same way. Stories cut experience up into meaning. Analysis- is cutting up, just as synthesis is joining. This is a fun mirror, at least, I like these stories better than those of Aesop. Another example of fascinating teaching stories is of courseThe Exploits of the Incomparable Mulla Nasrudin / The Subtleties of the Inimitable Mulla Nasrudin Nasrudin, and these come from the same culture.
Dusho
It’s interesting how it interlays stories within stories. It’s a pleasure but also an exercise to read. It does take some work to understand completely, and I don’t think a reader is expected to understand it right away.
Tiainar
Very prompt and accurate - thank you very much.
Bukelv
I read Ramsay Woods first volume of "Kalila and Dimna" back in 1980 and loved it for its humor and contemporary language, as well as its fidelity to the spirit of the original. When I heard that Wood had completed a second volume I ordered it without hesitation. This volume may be even better than the first: the progression of tales within tales and the comments of the many character/narrators combine to deliver delightful surprises at every turn. This is a rich stew of well-seasoned stories from India, Persia and Arabia which has been simmering for centuries and will be savored by anyone who appreciates folktales of any culture. These tales have been part of Buddhist, Hindu and Sufi collections and carry lessons at many levels. Most refreshing is Ramsay Wood's ability to convey the improvisational vitality of live storytelling on the printed page. This is a book you'll want to give to friends and loved ones!
Larosa
I was really into this book since my name is the same as one of the main characters. I got the paper back version and was reading it to my sons but the most horrible thing happened on page 192! It skipped from 192 to 225! Like WTF?!? Now we don't know what happened between theach lion and the Duke of beef! I'm very disappointed!
Adrielmeena
I had to read this book for class. I would not read this book if I didn't have to but it was not a bad read. It was interesting thought I felt sort of confusing. It was amusing at times and had some great points though also many odditites.
Ever thought people at the office were animals? After reading this book you'll be able to name exactly which ones. The animals in these stories behave with perfect logic - for themselves - and surprising and touching outcomes. Even if you know the ancient tales, the retelling here is succinct and poignant with a rich vocabulary and just the right turn of phrase. Wolf, Rat, Mice, Turtle, Bedbug - all come to life in ways you will recognize - from your fellow humans. Bring the book and a blanket to the park and enjoy your afternoon among the critters.