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  • The very large pleasures of very short works Jul 04, 2020 07:56 AM IST

    The very large pleasures of very short works

    While a majority yearns for the immersion that a full-length novel can deliver, such immersion can also be provided by stories that are shorter than usual.

  • Stoicism and its Contents: Why this philosophical discipline still matters Jun 27, 2020 09:30 AM IST

    Stoicism and its Contents: Why this philosophical discipline still matters

    Over the years, especially in times of turmoil, countless people have found comfort in the lessons and lives of the Stoics. But, as Sellars emphasises, the real benefit arises only if we incorporate these ideas into our daily lives.

  • Ten words to understand China Jun 20, 2020 08:12 AM IST

    Ten words to understand China

    Many contemporary Chinese writers have offered us a window into the country’s lived reality. Among them is novelist Yu Hua whose work, from early avantgarde to grotesque realism, critiques China’s development from the Cultural Revolution to its modern-day variety of hyper-capitalism.

  • When words wear masks: A new lexicon for a new normal Jun 13, 2020 08:20 AM IST

    When words wear masks: A new lexicon for a new normal

    It can take some skill to understand what individuals say and what they mean.

  • How re-reading reveals more about the reader than the book May 30, 2020 06:46 AM IST

    How re-reading reveals more about the reader than the book

    Re-reading can tell us more about ourselves than about the book in question. In a larger sense, it can also reflect how times have changed.

  • Books not to read before you die May 23, 2020 07:49 AM IST

    Books not to read before you die

    Reading at whim will make you stumble across books you really like, which will lead you to more books, which will lead to yet more.

  • Book Review: Jerzy Kosinski’s 'Being There', and how we interpret the way leaders speak May 15, 2020 11:40 AM IST

    Book Review: Jerzy Kosinski’s 'Being There', and how we interpret the way leaders speak

    The glee with which Kosinski skewers the pretensions of movers and shakers is infectious, and it is evident on almost every page of the book.

  • We’re all living in the world of Shirley Jackson’s ‘The Lottery’ May 08, 2020 11:17 AM IST

    We’re all living in the world of Shirley Jackson’s ‘The Lottery’

    It’s the victimisation at the heart of an utterly ordinary situation which makes ‘The Lottery’ so unnerving, and which caused its first readers to react the way they did.

  • Meaningful engagement: Listening to audiobooks during a lockdown Apr 24, 2020 11:01 AM IST

    Meaningful engagement: Listening to audiobooks during a lockdown

    Narrators, clearly, have an outsized role to play in one’s enjoyment of an audiobook.

  • Book review: A Spanish novel of uncanny events that resonates with our time Apr 17, 2020 11:01 AM IST

    Book review: A Spanish novel of uncanny events that resonates with our time

    The Pied Piper’s tale is among those that come to mind when reading acclaimed Spanish author Andrés Barba’s new novel, A Luminous Republic, in an English translation by Lisa Dillman.

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