Maine author Elaine Ford dies of brain tumor
Press HeraldMaine author Elaine Ford dies of brain tumor at 78Press HeraldOf contemporary writers, he said, “she admired without limit Alice Munro.” She could recite whole verses of T.S. Eliot's poetry without pause. Before her illness, she had been planning to reread a favorite comic novel, “A House for Mr. Biswas,” by V.S ...
Posted on 1 September 2017 | 1:34 pm
Lovers and Strangers: An Immigrant History
Times Higher Education (THE)Lovers and Strangers: An Immigrant History of Post-War Britain, by Clair WillsTimes Higher Education (THE)These include some of the most prominent immigrants to post-war Britain, such as Stuart Hall and V. S. Naipaul, while the television personalities Val Doonican, Terry Wogan and Eamonn Andrews all make cameo appearances. While the lives of some ethnic ...
Posted on 30 August 2017 | 4:06 pm
Extremists found on both sides of issue -
Extremists found on both sides of issueLethbridge Herald“It implies a certain kind of society, a certain kind of awakened spirit,” V.S. Naipaul wrote of this liberation. “It is known to exist, and because of that, other more rigid systems in the end blow away.” But he wrote in 1990. This exceptional ...
Posted on 29 August 2017 | 12:44 am
James Ivory's Claverack home to host
Albany Times Union (blog)James Ivory's Claverack home to host fundraiserAlbany Times Union (blog)He offered a cup of tea (no, thank you), spoke briefly of their commuters' schedules (Manhattan during the week, Claverack on weekends), mentioned upcoming projects (“A Soldier's Daughter Never Dies” with Ivory, V.S. Naipaul's “Mystic Masseur” without ...
Posted on 24 August 2017 | 12:11 pm
How curry became part of a literary formula
MetroNews CanadaHow curry became part of a literary formulaMetroNews CanadaHe adds a generous side of cultural criticism, traversing from literary giants like Salman Rushdie and V.S. Naipaul to Elizabeth Gilbert's questionable soul-searching pilgrimage in Eat, Pray, Love. Ruthnum admits he hadn't read a ton of diasporic ...
Posted on 23 August 2017 | 5:18 pm
Bookmarks: news and views from the book
April 11, 2015, 12:15 a.m. In November 2009 a rally against the lifting of parallel importation restrictions became a celebration after the Labor government rejected the proposals of the Productivity Commission that had been roundly criticised by printers, publishers, authors and booksellers alike.
Posted on 10 April 2015 | 8:24 am
Salman Rushdie gives classic books low
Well, we know which books Salman Rushdie doesnât want in his personal library, and they include such classics asÂ Harper LeeâsÂ To Kill A Mockingbird,Â Kingsley AmisâÂ Lucky Jim , and his friend Martin AmisâÂ Money . The Booker Prize-winning author ofÂ The Satanic VersesÂ ...
Posted on 6 April 2015 | 11:26 am
Only time will tell!
“But he is roused by the Hindu-Moslem massacres in Bengal and goes to the district of Noakhali. Sad last pilgrimage; embittered people scatter broken glass on the roads he is to walk.
Posted on 31 March 2015 | 3:35 pm
Almanac: V.S. Naipaul on bores
“Everybody is interesting for an hour, but few people can last more than two.”
Posted on 31 March 2015 | 8:53 am
Mumbai's Cafe Samovar shuts after five
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) Cafe Samovar, a favourite haunt of intellectuals and celebs including Amitabh Bachchan, M.F. Husain and V.S. Naipaul, students and commoners, finally downed shutters on Tuesday after over five decades as loyal clients, some in tears, thronged it for one last time. Located inside the Jehangir Art Gallery, surrounded by heritage buildings like Chhatrapati Shivaji Museum ...
Posted on 31 March 2015 | 8:16 am
Books: Get lost in an epic Jamaican novel
PHUKET: Trinidad had V S Naipaul and Jamaica now has Marlon James through his third novel, A Brief History of Seven Killings (Riverhead Books, New York, 2014, 688pp), which is an epic tale of gang warfare in Jamaica, spilling over to Miami and New York and ...
Posted on 26 August 2015 | 9:11 am
Is Amazon Creating a Cultural Monopoly?
For months, a group of writers calling themselves Authors United have campaigned, mostly unsuccessfully, against the business practices of Amazon.com. On Thursday, they mounted their latest challenge, officially requesting that the Department of Justice ...
Posted on 22 August 2015 | 6:00 pm
Nigeria: The Short Story Is Not a Try-Out
But reading' This House is not for Sale, somewhat reminded me of V.S. Naipaul's 'Miguel Street'. What books influenced your approach to writing this book? This book shares more in common with 'A House For Mr. Biswas' than with 'Miguel Street' just as it ...
Posted on 21 August 2015 | 6:00 pm
Galassi's galaxy a thing of wonder
These are his choices: Roberto Bolaño (lightness); Vladimir Nabokov (quickness); V.S. Naipaul (exactness); Marilynne Robinson (visibility); Jonathan Franzen (multiplicity); and Alice McDermott (consistency). I then ask Galassi what is the best and the ...
Posted on 21 August 2015 | 3:09 am
The 50 most memorable travel quotes
There is something comforting about a pithy quote, especially when it comes to travel. A good quote can clang like a rich bell: it makes you sit up and take notice in a way you never had before. I have collected quotes for years in my various notebooks ...
Posted on 20 August 2015 | 5:47 pm
Resolved Question: The Tata Literature Live/
1. V.S. Naipaul
2. Shobha De
3. Vikram Seth
4. Amitava Ghosh
Posted on 3 September 2017 | 6:26 am
Open Question: Any Idea of difficulties in
Posted on 13 December 2015 | 6:29 am
Open Question: My novel deals with a woman s
Posted on 3 August 2015 | 10:16 pm
Resolved Question: Can you please give me
i am doing Dessertation on the topic "religion and social structure" from the novel "An area of darkness" by v.s Naipaul..please give me some important points relating to my topic from this novel..i'll be very grateful..thank you..
Posted on 21 June 2013 | 2:32 am
Resolved Question: What book is easy to
I am finishing off reading the Miguel Street novel, and soon i will have to read another novel and write a comparative essay where i will have to relate both books, and since i dont enjoy reading, i have no idea which book can compare to this novel without a plot. PLEASEE help and tell me which book would be easy to relate to this book. i WILL CHOOSE BEST ANSWERR!! and givee you pointss :)
Posted on 6 April 2012 | 10:40 am