Sunday, November 13, 2005

Readings: Vikram Seth

Excursion in the Alps in the 1930ties - photograph in Two Lives by Vikram Seth, a very interesting narration of human destinies in the last century. Vikram has been living, like his uncle Shanti, mostly abroad (London, New York). In chapter 5.23 he writes about his voyage to Biswan, the hometown of Shanti uncle and of Vikram's maternal grandfather:

Last night I finished reading this outstanding book by Vikram Seth. Some month ago I had the pleasure to read his An Equal Music, a marvellous novel about music (classical) and musicians in contemporary Europe. It's quite unique!

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