Other Reads

With the new year approaching, here are short notes on some books read this year.THE INVENTION OF SOLITUDE by PAUL AUSTER (1982)A haunting book which begins as a memoir of the author's father but becomes more than simply a remembrance of a man who 'had left no traces'. Written after the death of his father and … Continue reading Other Reads

Three German Novellas: Lenz, A Runaway Horse, The Sunday I became World Champion

One of the best parts of reading literature of a particular country dealing with a particular moment of its history is that one gets to know about that time not as a dry report but as a vibrant, lived reality. Recently I read three German novellas, two of which dealt with a specific situation in … Continue reading Three German Novellas: Lenz, A Runaway Horse, The Sunday I became World Champion