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JD Salinger; his oeuvre and his genius

Conversations about my favorite authors will always revolve around David Foster Wallace, Camus, Kafka, Vonnegut and the likes. However in the shadows, the way the man liked it himself, a certain J.D. Salinger will always be extant. Touted unfairly as a “one hit wonder” for his opus Catcher in the Rye – or on the […]

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Is “Love In The Time Of Cholera” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez really what you think it is?

This is an interpretation article and thus obviously delves into potential spoilers. Nobel laureate Gabriel García Márquez wrote with such titillating and tantalizing charm and pizazz that he is arguably noted as one of the most significant authors of the preceding century. He has left behind a large legacy of novels and short stories dealing […]

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The Guide

A little boy who walks to school; the arrival of Railways; an old orthodox mother; a neglected and discouraged wife; unwavering followers; and a Swami with a tainted past –  these are all vignettes of an India that lives among the memory of the post-colonial times. The Guide, by R.K. Narayan, bundles the threads of […]

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