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10 thoughts on “A Strange and Sublime Address

  1. says:

    Almost my entire life I have been magnetically drawn to Indian literature from Riki Tikki Tavi through to Midnight’s Children; so this one leapt from a shelf and into my hands without me having any say in the matterAnd it soon became abundantly clear that Chaudhuri has writerly magic at his fingertips; his pr

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    Sublime indeed This is probably the best book I have read in the past few years Indian books are often expected to have colour and chaos and flavour Not that there is anything wrong with the books that do have this but it can't be denied that such expectations have certain orientalist implicationsA Strange Sublime Address on the other hand is

  3. says:

    Reading Amit Chaudhuri's 'A Strange and Sublime Address' is like sipping vintage wine on a transcontinental flight You're in the same seat seemingly not having gone anywhere but mysteriously transported without y

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    Chaudhari the mood magician He cant tell a good story if you put a gun to his head but that's okay because that's not his job His job is to shape with deft fingers beautiful images of everyday life where nothing happenswhere the whole day is composed of a series of dot dot dots where languid days of summer stretch into the horizon punctuated only by pigeon flutterings and afternoon siestas What is the book abou

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    I had almost abandoned 'A strange and Sublime Address' but then decided not to Soon I realized that the slow paced narrative is actually what the story being told demands to create the idle atmosphere of Calcutta's summer Everyone who has spent their share of summer holidays at their maternal uncle's place will understa

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    I'm tempted to give it 4 stars instead of 3 simple because of its first half He beautifully strings together the everyday nothings in a Bengali household till a point after which there was something amiss Hence the 3 stars

  7. says:

    Would have given it four if the short stories were as good as the first novella

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    Sandeep an only child living in a Bombay comes with his mother to his maternal uncle’s house to spend his vacations with his cousins Abhi and Babla This book has a mention of two such vacations one and a half year apart one in the summers and one in the winters of the following year The way the kids spend their time in the summer vacation looking at the pigeons watching the passers by sitting on the balcon

  9. says:

    Too many tacky metaphors and similes I tried to work past it but then THIS happened on page 12–13 a grating earthy noise like a drunk man cracking an obscene joke in a guttural dialect and laughing at it at the same time and each year is like a precious deposit in a newly opened bank account NEWLY OPENED BANK ACCOUNT I closed the book immediately and gave up I'll give some of his later works a try

  10. says:

    One of those books where nothing happens and that's ok Lovely prose describing two holidays on the life of 10 year old Sandeep who travels from

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REVIEW Ä eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ø Amit Chaudhuri

Alcutta This novel tells the story of the atmosphere in the small house where they live Chaudhuri writes precisely and c. I had almost abandoned A strange and Sublime Address but then decided not to Soon I realized that the slow paced narrative is actually what the story being told demands to create the idle atmosph

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Sandeep is an only child living in a Bombay high rise and in this book makes two long visits to his extended family in C. Almost my entire life I have been magnetically drawn to Indian literature from Riki Tikki Tavi through to Midnight s Children so this one leapt from a shelf and into my hands without me having a

REVIEW Ä eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ø Amit Chaudhuri

Arefully trying to capture in the rhythms of his prose the faded happiness of things the strange pure remembered moments. Sandeep an only child living in a Bombay comes with his mother to his maternal uncle s house to spend his vacations with his cousins Abhi and Babla This book has a mention of two such vacations o