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The Resource River of ink, Paul M.M. Cooper

River of ink, Paul M.M. Cooper

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River of ink
Title
River of ink
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Paul M.M. Cooper
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Language
eng
Summary
All Asanka knows is poetry. From his humble village beginnings in the great island kingdom of Lanka, he has risen to the prestigious position of court poet and now delights in his life of ease: composing romantic verses for love-struck courtiers, enjoying the confidence of his king and covertly teaching Sarasi, a beautiful and beguiling palace maid, the secrets of his art. But when Kalinga Magha, a ruthless prince with a formidable army, arrives upon Lanka's shores, Asanka's world is changed beyond imagining. Violent, hubristic and unpredictable, Magha usurps the throne, laying waste to all who stand in his way. Under his terrifying rule, nothing in the city is left untouched and, like many of his fellow citizens, Asanka retreats into the shadows, hoping to pass unnoticed by the tyrant. But it seems his new master is a lover of poetry.To Asanka's horror, Magha tasks him with the translation of an epic Sanskrit poem, a tale of Gods and nobles, love and revenge, which the king believes will have a civilising effect on his subjects, soothing their discontent and snuffing out the fires of rebellion he suspects are igniting across the island. Asanka has always believed that poetry makes nothing happen, but as each new chapter he writes is disseminated through the land and lines on the page become cries in the street, his belief and his loyalties are challenged. And, as Magha circles ever closer to the things Asanka treasures most, the poet will discover that true power lies not at the point of a sword, but in the tip of a pen
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Cooper, Paul M. M
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no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Poets
  • Sanskrit poetry
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sri Lanka
Target audience
adult
Label
River of ink, Paul M.M. Cooper
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000056793114
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Export/airside.
Extent
289 pages
Isbn
9781408862223
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)920738573
Label
River of ink, Paul M.M. Cooper
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000056793114
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Export/airside.
Extent
289 pages
Isbn
9781408862223
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)920738573

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