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Seth, Vikram 1952-

Works: 200 works in 1,085 publications in 20 languages and 14,328 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Romance fiction  Biography  History  Novels in verse  Musical settings  Autobiographies  Poetry  Legends 
Roles: Author, Translator, Other, Writer of accompanying material, Creator, Narrator, Honoree, Editor, Librettist, Lyricist
Classifications: PR9499.3.S38, 823
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Vikram Seth
A suitable boy : a novel by Vikram Seth( Book )

166 editions published between 1992 and 2018 in 12 languages and held by 3,051 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of four large extended families in 1950s India against the political and religious upheavals of the time
An equal music by Vikram Seth( Book )

143 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 17 languages and held by 2,218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A second-time-around romance between Michael, a violinist and Julia, a pianist. He runs into her on a London bus and learns she is married to a banker and has a son. They resume their love, but drama lies ahead as Julia is going deaf. By the author of A Suitable Boy
The Golden Gate : a novel in verse by Vikram Seth( Book )

77 editions published between 1985 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Using the sonnet form throughout, and varying his language from lyrical elegance to timely vernacular, Seth's tale of four California Yuppies is as fully dimensional as a good novel, and twice as diverting. In this witty, compressed style, he gives us fully delineated characters: John, a Silicon Valley executive seeking solace in a meaningful amatory relationship; his friend and ex-lover Janet, an artist and musician in a raucous rock band; Liz, a vivacious Stanford law grad whose parents produce superior California wine; her brother Ed, floundering between sin and religion; and John's pal Phil, abandoned by his wife and left with his son, his moral vision and his scientific career at Lungless Labs, a scene of antinuclear protests and rallies. It is an engaging story of the pangs and passions of love, interlaced with serious ruminations on homosexuality and religion and on the future of the earth in the atomic age; and some comic sallies on feline behavior, bumper stickers, responses to "personals" ads, and other facets of the contemporary scene as refracted through the California lifestyle. The bard does not hesitate to interrupt his story from time to time, to explain a change in the course of events or to comment upon the structure of his narration, as he defends himself against critics who would accuse him of folly in writing an entire novel in the sonnet form. Inspired by "the marvelous swift meter of Pushkin's Eugene Onegin," Seth (From Heaven's Lake performs imaginative acrobatic jests, quips and puns, delivering his social commentary with spirit and verve."-- Publishers Weekly review
Three Chinese poets : translations of poems by Wang Wei, Li Bai, and Du Fu by Vikram Seth( Book )

25 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The three T'ang dynasty poets translated here are among the greatest literary figures of China, or indeed the world. Responding differently to their common times, Wang Wei, Li Bai, and Du Fu crystallize the immense variety of China and the Chinese poetic tradition and, across a distance of twelve hundred years, move the reader as it is rare for even poetry to do
All you who sleep tonight : poems by Vikram Seth( Book )

33 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arion and the dolphin by Vikram Seth( Book )

16 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sailing home with a prize of gold won in a contest, Arion faces death at the hands of the crew who covet his treasure
Beastly tales from here and there by Vikram Seth( Book )

39 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of ten animal fables in verse. The first two come from India, the next two come from China, the next two from Greece, and the next two from the Ukraine. The final two are from the Land of Gup
Songs in time of war by Alec Roth( )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sometime I sing by Alec Roth( )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shared ground by Alec Roth( )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two lives by Vikram Seth( Book )

46 editions published between 2005 and 2019 in 9 languages and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story of love and survival amidst the great events of the 20th century
The humble administrator's garden by Vikram Seth( Book )

16 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All you who sleep tonight by Jonathan Dove( )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Heaven Lake : travels through Sinkiang and Tibet by Vikram Seth( Book )

48 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the journey of author Vikram Seth from China, through Tibet and Nepal, to his home in New Delhi, India and his encounter with nomadic Muslims, Chinese officials, and Buddhists
A suitable boy by Vikram Seth( Recording )

26 editions published between 2000 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A suitable boy is Vikram Seth's epic love story set in India. Funny and tragic, with engaging, brilliantly observed characters, it is as close as you can get to Dickens for the twentieth century. The story unfolds through four middle class families -- the Mehras, Kappoors, Khans and Chatterjis. Lata Mehra, a university student, is under pressure from her mother to get married. But not to just anyone she happens to fall in love with. There are standards to be met and finding a husband for Lata becomes a family affair in which all the members are to play a part
The rivered earth by Vikram Seth( Book )

19 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Rivered Earth contains four libretti written by Vikram Seth to be set to music by Alec Roth - together with an account of the pleasures and pains of working with a composer. They take us all over the world - from Chinese and Indian poetry to the beauty and quietness of the Salisbury house where the poet George Herbert lived and died. Spanning centuries of creativity and humanity, these poems pulse with life, energy and inspired brilliance. They are accompanied by four pieces of calligraphy by the author
An equal music by Vikram Seth( Recording )

22 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Years after separating, gifted musician Michael Holme is reunited with his former lover, talented pianist Julia McNicholl, during a musical tour of Vienna, unaware that she is hiding her increasing deafness, and together they must confront their feelings for each other and the music that brought them together
Summer requiem : a book of poems by Vikram Seth( Book )

11 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Summer Requiem' is a memorial to the radiant days of summers past. From the strewing of pollen and flowers in bloom, the dance of warmth across young skin, fruits swollen and sweet, to the bitterness of fading light, skeletal trees and the cold silence left behind, Vikram Seth traces the ebb and flow of all that lives and all that will perish
Collected Poems by Vikram Seth( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Widely loved author of the worldwide bestselling novels, A SUITABLE BOY and AN EQUAL MUSIC, Vikram Seth is also a highly acclaimed poet with a substantial body of work. Here for the first time, in one volume, readers can appreciate the breadth of his eloquence and invention in his collected poetic works. Including MAPPINGS, THE HUMBLE ADMINISTRATOR'S GARDEN, ALL YOU WHO SLEEP TONIGHT, THREE CHINESE POETS, BEASTLY TALES, ARION AND THE DOLPHIN and SUMMER REQUIEM, this is a collection to savour and treasure
Beastly tales by Roxanna Panufnik( )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
A suitable boy : a novel
An equal musicThe Golden Gate : a novel in verseThree Chinese poets : translations of poems by Wang Wei, Li Bai, and Du FuAll you who sleep tonight : poemsArion and the dolphinBeastly tales from here and thereTwo livesThe humble administrator's garden
Alternative Names
Saisi, Weikelamu 1952-

Seth V. 1952-

Seth Vikram

Seṭha, Vikrama 1952-

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Vikram Seth Indian novelist and poet

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Weikelamu Saisi 1952-

Викрам Сет 1952-

Викрам Сет индийский писатель, поэт, новеллист, либреттист, переводчик

Вікрам Сет індійський письменник, поет, новеліст, лібретіст, перекладач

ויקרם סת

ויקרם סת סופר הודי

סת, ויקרם 1952-

فيكرام سيث كاتب هندي

وکرم سیٹھ

ویکرام ست شاعر هندی

विक्रम सेठ

विक्रम सेठ भारतीय उपन्यासकार और कवि

বিক্রম শেঠ ভারতীয় লেখক

ਵਿਕਰਮ ਸੇਠ

વિક્રમ શેઠ

ବିକ୍ରମ ଶେଠ ଭାରତୀୟ ଉପନ୍ୟାସକାର ଓ କବି

விக்ரம் சேத்

விக்ரம் சேத் சாகித்திய அகாதமி விருது பெற்ற ஆங்கில எழுத்தாளர்

విక్రం సేత్ భారతీయ నవలా రచయిత మరియు కవి

ವಿಕ್ರಮ್ ಸೇಠ್

വിക്രം സേത്ത് ഇന്ത്യൻ നോവലിസ്റ്റും കവിയും

세스, 비크람 1952-


塞思, 维克拉姆 1952-

塞斯, 维克拉姆 1952-

维克拉姆. 塞思 1952-


维克拉姆·塞斯 1952-