Search Results: "Amit Majmudar"


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THE ABUNDANCE by Amit Majmudar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 5, 2013

"Beautifully written and deeply moving."
A mother's terminal illness reveals fault lines as well as enduring bonds in an Indian-American family. Read full book review >

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PARTITIONS by Amit Majmudar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 21, 2011

"Written with piercing beauty, alive with moral passion and sorrowful insight—a rueful masterpiece."
In his magnificent first novel, poet Majmudar (O°, O°, 2009) embodies the terrible days following the partition of India and Pakistan in the stories of four refugees from sectarian violence. Read full book review >

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THE IMMORTALS by Amit Chaudhuri
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 26, 2009

"Chaudhuri's prose is unfailingly eloquent, but this prim novel's virtually plotless restraint repeatedly reduces drama to flat statement. We feel we know each word, because we've heard these songs before."
A subtly detailed picture of life in Bombay before it became Mumbai distinguishes this resolutely lyrical fifth novel from the internationally acclaimed Anglo-Indian author (A New World, 2000, etc.). Read full book review >

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CALCUTTA by Amit Chaudhuri
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"Another illuminating facet to the endlessly compelling story of modern India."
Anglo-Indian novelist and musician Chaudhuri (Contemporary Literature/Univ. of East Anglia; The Immortals, 2009, etc.) navigates the complicated business of Calcutta's richly diverse Bengali-English makeup. Read full book review >

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ODYSSEUS ABROAD by Amit Chaudhuri
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 7, 2015

"Like Joyce, Chaudhuri recognizes that the seemingly artless rhythms and repetitions of daily life can have, in thoughtful hands, the depth and breadth of true art."
A meandering, sometimes mesmerizing quasi-novel about two Indian men living separately in London in 1985 and taking one of their regular walks together while memories arise and intrude. Read full book review >

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A NEW WORLD by Amit Chaudhuri
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2000

"A pitch-perfect analysis of repressed and stunted emotion, and another triumph to set beside those of Desai, Rushdie, Roy, and especially (the Chekhovian master Chaudhuri most closely resembles) R.K. Narayan."
The condition of a stranger in a familiar land is dramatized with beguiling simplicity and tact in this deeply moving fourth novel from the young Indian author (Freedom Song, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >

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Released: June 18, 2002

"Quibbles, these, nonetheless. Chaudhuri has given us an immensely revealing and engagingly readable introduction to a literature whose evident riches will lure many readers to further exploration."
Another fine collection, comparable to Vintage's recent volumes of Scottish and Latin American fiction, and that rarest of contemporary publishing rarities: a real bargain. Read full book review >

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REAL TIME by Amit Chaudhuri
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 30, 2002

"One suspects that Chaudhuri emptied his filing cabinet to fill this slim volume. Nevertheless, he's a minor master, at the very least."
A stylish if rather slight miscellany of 15 stories and a verse memoir, by the accomplished Indian author (A New World, 2000; Freedom Song, 1999). Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 16, 2011

"A vivid double character portrait, enhanced by equally sharp glimpses of climbing techniques, strategies and hazards. (Graphic nonfiction. 11-13)"
The exploits of two young men mad for climbing mountains are retold in graphic panels. Read full book review >

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FREEDOM SONG by Amit Chaudhuri
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1999

"Some of the most accomplished fiction of the decade."
Three brilliantly written short novels by a young Anglo-Indian author who has been praised throughout Great Britain as one of his generation's finest prose stylists. Read full book review >

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MERRY ON LITTLE THINGS by Amit Banerjea
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 6, 1936

"Repetition and superficiality aside, a pleasant read. Each tale flows from one into the next, much like the days of which he writes."
A lighthearted memoir that recounts the author's childhood in India and touches upon his experiences living as an immigrant in England and the U.S. Read full book review >