Articles by: Anupama Sarkar

The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane

The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane

For last few weeks, I am oscillating between the literature of two great nations – Russia and America, amazed by sheer brilliance of narration, abundance of techniques and diversity of plots produced by the time tested stalwarts of these countries. The moment I finished reading The Great Gatsby, I was […]

by March 3, 2012 Review
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

“All happy families resemble one another, but each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” The particular emphasis on family and its happiness and unhappiness in the very opening line of Anna Karenina lays bare Leo Tolstoy’s intention of creating a magnum opus based on probably the smallest, yet […]

by February 21, 2012 Review

Leo Tolstoy

Leo Tolstoy hardly needs an introduction. His persona is reflected in each character of his voluminous novels, be it, the politically charged War and Peace or the family drama of ‘Anna Karenina’. While reading Tolstoy’s books, something new is revealed in every passage, even the familiar events acquire a larger […]

by February 11, 2012 Pearls of Wisdom

Mark Twain

Mark Twain is one of the early American writers, who created some unforgettable characters such as Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. His novels abound in humor and witty one liners. Some of my favorites from The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn are: 1. Persons attempting to find a motive in this […]

by February 4, 2012 Pearls of Wisdom
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain

For last few weeks, I had been engrossed in serious somber works of passionate Russian writers – Fyodor Dostoyevsky and Leo Tolstoy. Though, Crime and Punishment astonished me with Fyodor’s psychological insight into an idealistic criminal and Anna Karenina mesmerized me with philosophical and moral questions, somewhere down the line, […]

by February 4, 2012 Review

Chitra Divakaruni

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is one of my favorite writers, particularly the sensitive portrayal of women in her novels wins me over. A few of my favorite quotes: 1. “A dream is a telegram from the hidden world.” Queen of Dreams 2. “The dream is not a drug but a way. […]

by January 26, 2012 Pearls of Wisdom
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky is the third classic I have read in last few weeks, closely following 1984 and The Great Gatsby. And, perhaps, classics are like old wines, they taste even better when aged. For now, I am smitten with these age old books, laden with deep […]

by January 2, 2012 Review

F. Scott Fitzgerald

F. Scott Fitzgerald – a unique name with an equally unparalleled style of writing. He is one of the first writers, who left an indelible imprint during the eventful infancy of American literature, bubbling with the cherished “American Dream” of unending hope and success. I recently read his novel ‘The […]

by December 28, 2011 Pearls of Wisdom