Monday, 25 March 2013

The artist of disappearance by Anita Desai ...

Three gracefully "woven" stories in which the different main characters are confronted with their own malaise and sensibilities, whether they are related to gaining recognition, as in "The Museum of final journeys" and "The translator translated" or the simple quest for solace in "The artist of disappearance".

The meticulous reflection on the trajectories of life of the three main characters and the modern India apparently haunted by a past embedded in each of these three "novellas" have appealed to me, though the "Translator translated" was the one which impacted me the most.

The faint division between one's life's expectations and the human frailties therewith interfering are ellegantly carved into these stories and if for no other reason than Anita Desai's sensitive writing I would say these are worth being read.

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