James Baldwin, when he wrote it, was a struggling black author yet how he managed to write the novella from the perspective of a white-skinned blonde American in a first person narrative, is a difficult question to answer. Part of the novella's charm lies in deception and no wonder, a reader willing to be... Continue Reading →

‘Between Now and Always’: Call Me By Your Name

Had the adjective not been indiscriminately overused, it would have sufficed to say that André Aciman's Call Me By Your Name is a 'beautiful' novel; beautiful in its language, in the emotions it portrays and the responses they evoke, in the backdrop against which the story unfolds and in its heart wrenching finale. But since... Continue Reading →

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