Monday, September 21, 2015



Literature has a universal and unified vision, message and agenda for the world in varied vernaculars. All literature,

Who will win the 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature?

There are worse things to get horribly, almost unthinkably wrong than the winner of the Nobel Prize in

Love and fatalism in Thomas Hardy's creations

Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) is one of the most famed authors of Victorian England. When we speak with references

Sebastian Barry: You get imprisoned in a kind of style, I could feel it leaning on me

The prize-winning author on leaving Ireland, childhood trauma and finding a new voice"It was literally like

Vladimir Nabokov's America

On February 3, 1954, Vladimir Nabokov wrote to James Laughlin, the founder of New Directions, "Would you be

On my fifth book I'm a debutante: Mike McCormack

"I couldn't give my work away, to be honest with you. No one wanted to know." Now in

The unsettling arrival of speculative 9/11 fiction

When I was in high school, my English class read a famous short story called "An Occurrence at

Kate Millett's radical spirit

Kate Millett, the pioneering feminist author, died last week, at the age of eighty-two. Her obituaries report that

Mir Mosharraf Hossain's shaping of Ocean of Sorrow

While the core story of Hossain's Ocean of Sorrow is historical, it has to be said that he

Things you may not know about Leo Tolstoy

Tolstoy was a self-improvement junkie: Inspired in part by the 13 virtues Benjamin Franklin spelled out in his

Who is a braver hero: Hector or Achilles?

The Iliad by Homer focuses on one small part of the Trojan War, nine years into the siege.

Bloomsday is over but James Joyce left plenty of trail to trace

This year, more than most, offers plenty of excuses to celebrate the life and work of James Joyce.

Flashback to the taste of winter's delight

After the rains, after the heat envelopes me once more in this month of Jaistha, I sit in

Acclaimed authors evaded by Nobel Prize

This article focuses on four highly admired authors from four different countries. Two of them are still alive

The moon shone on her face

The little girl I first saw in 1962 died last week. She was too young to die; and

Another bend in the river for Naipaul

Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipa-ul's novel, 'Half a Life,' is about the journey -- geographical and emotional -- of Willie

Things you should know about Fyodor Dostoevsky

If you've ever opened a book of Fyodor Dostoevsky's, you must have picked up that the man behind

Nurul and his notebook

Original : Muhammed Zafar IqbalEnglish translation: HaroonuzzamanOn my return to Dhaka, I became utterly dim-witted. Hardly

Childhood fantasy re-visits

In barber's revolving chair, the barber makes me seated and covers the upper part of my body by

How a novel became a classic

When Gabriel García Márquez's most famous novel was published 50 years ago,  it faced a difficult publishing climate

The inspiration behind Madeleine Thien's works

Madeleine Thien is a soft-spoken woman who needs lots of time alone and says she's no good at

Why did Henry Scobie commit suicide?

Graham Greene (1904 -1991), the British Nobel Laureate novelist wrote a number of remarkable novels of which The Heart

Liu Xiaobo's dying words for his wife

BEIJING - As Liu Xiaobo, China's most famous political prisoner, lay dying under police guard, he struggled to finish

Papa the investor

Ernest Hemingway had a rough time with his Italian publisher, Einaudi, the venerable Turin-based house that still prints

The British art market gears up for Brexit

Values in Victorian art have generally been downgraded since fashion swung to the modern. At Sotheby's Victorian sale

Tales of two heartbroken rhapsodists

American poet Sylvia Plath was born on 27th October, 1932 in Boston, Massachusetts. Sylvia Plath was an outstanding

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