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`There is something sacred about art'
Fahmida Riaz, Pakistani poet, on what it means to be a woman, a poet and a socially conscious person.
FACE TO FACE
On integrity in art
Anita Nair on her latest novel and the `sweat and blood' behind writing...
Walking with Alice
Alice Thorner passed away on August 24. Remembering her is BINA AGARWAL
Zadie Smith's oeuvre draws inspiration from an incredibly layered complexity of life. RENUKA RAJARATNAM
Beyond all that jazz
"A Streetcar Named Desire", Tennessee Williams, published and performed, 1947. Several editions are now available in different formats. Also Consulted: The Cambridge Companion to Tennessee Williams, edited by Matthew C. Roudané, special Indian price, £15.99. Paris Review Interviews, Writers at Work Series, Sixth Series.
A simple life
KALA SHAHANI, an unusual Gandhian, died peacefully on September 26 this year, in Mumbai. I had gone to see her two weeks before. She was in bed but was her usual warm and kind self. She assured me she was not in pain. Another friend who had come ...
An Angel in the Cockpit: The True Story of a Death-defying Flight Across 5000 Miles of Land and Sea, Dr. Vijaypat Singhania, Roli, Rs. 395. AT a time when he is planning to enter the Guinness Book of World Records in a ...
The Holmes mystique
I CAME late to Sherlock Holmes. The whirring whodunit mechanics of Agatha Christie and the flamboyant ingenuity of Hercule Poirot's grey cells acted as effective red herrings early in my mystery-reading life, leading me away from the two usual ...
IF you belong to that rarefied sect of successful, rich and middle-aged women, then this is one book that you'd love to read. Here's a successful trio who head the list of who's who in New York City. One is a fashion designer with a reputation as ...
A blend of Kathakali and the novel
Anita Nair writes about man-woman relationships and complex Kathakali aesthetics with equal felicity. M. MUKUNDAN
Real world scenarios
Levitt and Dubner staunchly refuse to take moral positions or prescribe solutions. They remain content using complex statistical tools on data compiled from diverse sources to draw unusual conclusions.
The problem with this rather impressive collection is that it contains far too many articles for one volume.
Oak Park's pride
Though Hemingway rejected his birthplace, Oak Park the town still fondly remembers its famous son, discovers KAUSALYA SANTHANAM.
Powerful story of love
M.T. Vasudevan Nair has told this legendary story of the master carpenter with finesse. NIMI KURIAN
Echoes of E.M. Forster
Like Howard's End, Smith's book too scrutinises personal relationships, conflicting values, behaviour and human imperfection.
This is a book that speaks of the self and the world in objective terms.
Charming and quirky
When he is not trying too hard to be cute or clever, or both, Jonathan Safran Foer can tell a good story.
Against insularity in literature and criticism
Boulton's writing makes up in clarity and vigour for what it lacks in sleekness.
FROM THE BLURB
SOCIETY and language across Asia, argues Braj Kachru, are parting ways with the traditional canons of the Raj. New Metaphors are being used to identify the emerging nation states India, Pakistan, China, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Thailand, ...
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