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The desi roman à clef

"I read Glenarvon too, by Caro Lamb/ Goddamn!" In 1816, when the Lady Caroline Lamb published her infamous roman clef, Glenarvon, Lord Byron's response summed up his dismay at discovering the......

Mahasweta Devi in Man Booker long list

For decades, the admirers of the Bengali novelist Mahasweta Devi have been saying that she should be a major contender for the Nobel Prize. But since her books are not widely translated she remains......

Jhumpa Lahiri No.1 on NYT best-seller list

With most major American newspapers and magazines hailing Jhumpa Lahiri's second story collection Unaccustomed Earth as a terrific and soul-moving reading, there were natural expectations that it......

Desai, Mishra on New York Times' Top 100 books

Six weeks after winning the Man Booker Prize for her second novel, The Inheritance of Loss, Kiran Desai is hardly out of the news. She appeared with her mother, the novelist Anita Desai, last week......

Ismail Kadare wins the Man Booker

\nNoted Albanian poet and novelist Ismail Kadare has won the first-ever Man Booker International Prize, thus gaining recognition as one of the world's finest writers. \nThe 69-year-old Kadare was......

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Q. what is Rabbit,run novel by John updike's all about?
:  A. RABBIT, RUN, John Updike's highly acclaimed saga of desire and regret, first published in 1959, introduces Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom, a typical...... more

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Some of the greatest writers were too fond of the bottle, but they managed to keep their vision alive

The writer as alcoholic is one of the romantic images of the craft. Authors themselves have perpetrated this, with many claiming it is necessary to... ...

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Google, the fight to forget, and the right to remember

A major assault on the past is underway in Europe where  tens of thousands  are seizing on a landmark court ruling to demand Google remove search... ...

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Indian fans and the language of happiness

The football World Cup is upon us, and Indian fans are once again confronted with the question of which country to support. In the old days, this... ...

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Is homosexuality a safe subject for literature?

People take part in a demonstration for the legalisation of gay marriage and LGBT parenting in Paris on January 27, 2013. AFP The first gay... ...

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