(E–pub) A Strange and Sublime Address By Amit Chaudhuri

A Strange and Sublime AddressToo many tacky metaphors and similes I tried to work ast it but then THIS happened On Page 12 13 A page 12 13 a 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 recious deposit in a newly opened bank account NEWLY OPENED BANK ACCOUNT I Closed The Book Immediately And Gave Up I Ll Give the book immediately and gave up I ll give of his later works a try 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 Molotov Mouths: Explosive New Writing point after which there was something amiss Hence the 3 stars 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 your own knowledge to anotherlace another time All this with the smoothness of velvety turns of hrase and clever manipulations of language If you re looking for a story or a urpose then there is none But then is there any All Our Trials: Prisons, Policing, and the Feminist Fight to End Violence purpose in sipping a glass of vintage wine on a long flight but the joy of sheer indulgence in the simpleleasures of life One of those books where nothing happens and that s ok Lovely Discovering Our Past California Edition: Medieval And Early Modern Times prose describing two holidays on the life of 10 year old Sandeep who travels from the modern apartment of hisarents in Bombay in the school holidays to the chaotic world of his extended family in Calcutta A story of rickshawallas and all the kids in one bed of learning to speak some Bengali and coping with the diabolical heat It gives a feel of India in 250 ages Would have given it four if the short stories were as good as the first novella Chaudhari the Sandeep is an only child living in a Bombay high rise and in this book makes two long visits to his extended family in .
Ood magician He cant tell a good story if you ut a gun to his head but that s okay because that s not if you ut a gun to his head but that s okay because that s not 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 Cybercrime and Digital Forensics: An Introduction punctuated only byigeon flutterings and afternoon siestas What is the Book About Then Nothing Really about then Nothing really the atchwork display of everyday sound smell touch and thoughts of restless school boys 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 rose is wonderfully The Meaning of Difference: American Constructions of Race, Sex and Gender, Social Class, Sexual Orientation, and Disability poetic and each incidental detail is lovingly observed Yet the story itself is languorous and moves without any discernibleurpose On top of that even I the Sultan of Similes thinks he should have kept his trigger happy simile gun holstered for longer One Small Step: An Anthology of Discoveries periodsIn summary the book was beautifully written but it dragged indolently like a Calcutta heatwave D oh Someonelease take my simile gun from me before I shoot myself in the foot 35 out of 5 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 I had almost abandoned A strange and Sublime Address but then decided not to Soon I rea. Alcutta This novel tells the story of the atmosphere in the small house where they live Chaudhuri writes recisely and Lized that the slow aced narrative is actually what the story being told demands to create the idle atmosphere "Of Calcutta S Summer Everyone "Calcutta s summer Everyone has spent their share of summer holidays at their maternal uncle lace will understand where the Book Is Coming From Almost Nothing Happens is coming from Almost happens ages flow and yet a sense of nostalgia is instilled Amit Chaudhuri brings the little joys and disappointments in a subtle way never fully exploiting the drama that boils below the surface The book observes the way a child looks at his elders around him and the way the lifestyle and culture of a Birds place create their impressions on little mindsThelot or the lack of it takes Tales from the Ballpark Tales from the Ballpark Tales from the Ballpark: More of the Greatest True Baseball Stories Ever Told More of the Greatest True Baseball Stories Ever Told More of the Greatest True Baseball Stories Ever Told place over two seasons Therotagonist Sandeep spends his summer vacation at Calcutta at his maternal uncle s Isocrates I (The Oratory of Classical Greece, vol. 4) place and then returns again to spend his winter The way his experiences during these short vacations differ during these two seasons creates the little ripples on an otherwise calm surface of Amit Chaudhuri s writingThe main story is followed by short stories which again compose the nostalgia that rises from life in Calcutta One thing common throughout the book is the author s successfulortrayal of the wonder hidden in ordinary day to day life of everyday Robot Programming: A Practical Guide to Behavior-Based Robotics people A Strange and Sublime Address transports the reader to lazy afternoons somewhere in the lost lanes of childhoodRating 35 5 Sublime indeed This isrobably the best book I have read in the Perfect Phrases for Writing Company Announcements: Hundreds of Ready-to-Use Phrases for Powerful Internal and External Communications 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 Arefully trying to capture in the rhythms of hisrose the faded happiness of things the strange Versailles pure remembered moments.


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