Includes more than seventy rare essays on filmmaking, screenplay writing, autobiographical pieces and rare photographs and manuscripts of Satyajit Ray. Satyajit Ray Miscellany, the second book in The Penguin Ray Library series, brings to light some of the rarest essays and illustrations of Ray that opens a window to the myriad thought-process of this creative genius. With more than seventy gripping write-ups and rare photographs and manuscripts, this book is a collector's item.
Satyajit Ray (1921-92) was one of the greatest film-makers of his time. In 1992, he was awarded the Oscar for Lifetime Achievement by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. In the same year, he was also honoured with the Bharat Ratna. Ray was also a writer of repute, and his short stories, novellas, poems and articles, written in Bengali, have been immensely popular. He has published several books in Bengali, most of which became bestsellers. He is also the author of the famous Feluda stories, the translations of which have been made available by Penguin.
I just received today..A gem of a book for all people belonging to Ray community..Classy cover photo, bigger font, thick page quality, collection of rare photos from Ray Sir's life and his diary and the most important thing, collection of articles on range of topics written by him collected at one place.. The only thing that I don't like is that it seems that articles have been edited to significant lengths as most of the articles are short, of 2-3 pages!! Though I am not sure if this was act...