‘One Masked Ball’: Edmund White’s Paris

From Dickens's "most extraordinary place in the world" to Hemingway's "movable feast', Paris has always been the cynosure of writers, artists and intellectuals. In The Flâneur, Edmund White, the American author who has lived in Paris for more than a decade, looks back at the city's glitz and roots through the eyes of a flâneur.... Continue Reading →

Behind the Room of Her Own

How different would most ‘great lives’ look if seen through the eyes of their servants and sub-ordinates! How odd, how trivial, how inefficient at times! They shatter myths, change perspectives and re-evaluate understandings. And above all they certainly make those ‘great lives’ look more human. In today’s post, Tanmoy Biswas ventriloquizes as Virginia Woolf’s maid.... Continue Reading →

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