FireFlies by Rabindrannath Tagore decorations by Boris Artzybasheff 1943 The Macmillan Company

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Immerse yourself in the poetic brilliance of Fireflies by Rabindranath Tagore, the Nobel Laureate for Literature. The Macmillan Company released this stunning hardcover edition in 1943, which features the exquisite decorations of Ukrainian illustrator Boris Artzybasheff.

Each page of this book presents a short verse, echoing the succinct beauty of haiku.  Tagore, one of India’s greatest poets and a significant figure in world literature, offers readers a collection that is both profound and enchanting.


  • Author: Rabindranath Tagore
  • Illustrator: Boris Artzybasheff
  • Year: 1943
  • Publisher: The Macmillan Company
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 274
  • Dimensions: 8x6x1 inches
  • Condition: Wear and fading on book boards

Four Key Features:

  1. Captivating Verses: Each page reveals a short verse, offering insights and joy in a succinct format.
  2. Artistic Illustrations: Artzybasheff’s unique and often surreal designs add a visual depth to Tagore's poetic words.
  3. Literary Heritage: Tagore, a Nobel Laureate and a composer of national anthems, brings his poetic genius to these pages.
  4. Collector's Edition: A must-have for enthusiasts of classic poetry and admirers of Tagore’s work.

Final Thoughts:

'Fireflies' by Rabindranath Tagore is not just a book; it's a portal to a world where poetry and art collide, creating a symphony of words and visuals. This edition is a journey through Tagore's vast emotional landscape, offering a unique experience to its readers. It stands as a testament to the enduring power of succinct verse and the universal appeal of poetic expression.


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