Pages: 416 Dimensions (in cms): 14x22 ISBN: 978-81-7058-583-1
Publisher: Sri Aurobindo Ashram Publication Department, Pondicherry
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About The Future Poetry
First published in the monthly review Arya from 1917–20 and later partially revised by Sri Aurobindo, this book sets the groundwork by examining the essence of poetry, its rhythm and movement, its style and substance, its vision and power, and how poetry evolves as an expression of the national mind and spirit. Using the trend of English poetry as his context, Sri Aurobindo surveys the evolution of poetry and then posits the ideal spirit and form of a future poetry that will give voice to the deepest soul of man and of the universal spirit in things. The book also includes the essay "On Quantitative Metre", an essay published in 1942.