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Title:Journey to Ithaca
Format Type:Ebook
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Publisher:Penguin
ISBN:0140258183
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Number of Pages:336
Category:Fiction, India, Literature, Indian literature, Novels, Philosophy

Journey to Ithaca by Anita Desai

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Journey to Ithaca Matteo and Sophie join the s flight of young Europeans to India Matteo Italian raised in the luscious countryside around Lake Como restless since childhood has been introduced by a tutor to Hermann Hesse s The Journey to the East and it opens in him a desperate longing Sophie German practical worldly is willing to follow him to the ends of the earth In India together they visit swamis gurus ashrams always searching Matteo is seeking spiritual enlightenment but for Sophie fulfillment lies in earthly love And when they meet a holy woman known as the Mother the differences between them seem to explode When we learn the Mother s story we see it as an earlier version of their own the story of a young girl growing up in Cairo and finding her way East by joining a troupe of Indian dancers she has met in Europe Her journey a young woman s daring progress through Paris and Venice and New York until she finds her moment of transcendence in India comments on and gives added breadth to the young couple s quest

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Baumgartner's Bombay, In Custody, The Zigzag Way, Clear Light of Day, Fire on the Mountain, Fasting, Feasting, Diamond Dust: Stories, The Village by the Sea, Journey to Ithaca, The Artist of Disappearance
Matteo and Sophie join the s flight of young Europeans to India Matteo Italian raised in the luscious countryside around Lake Como restless since childhood has been introduced by a tutor to Hermann Hesse s The Journey to the East and it opens in him a desperate longing Sophie German practical worldly is willing to follow him to the ends of the earth In India together they visit swamis gurus ashrams always searching Matteo is seeking spiritual enlightenment but for Sophie fulfillment lies in earthly love And when they meet a holy woman known as the Mother the differences between them seem to explode When we learn the Mother s story we see it as an earlier version of their own the story of a young girl growing up in Cairo and finding her way East by joining a troupe of Indian dancers she has met in Europe Her journey a young woman s daring progress through Paris and Venice and New York until she finds her moment of transcendence in India comments on and gives added breadth to the young couple s quest, Upon the recent publication of Fasting Feasting critics raved about Anita Desai Desai is more than smart she s an undeniable genius Washington Post Book World The Wall Street Journal called Fasting Feasting poignant penetrating a splendid novel while the Boston Globe celebrated Desai s beautiful literary universe Now in this richly diverse collection Desai trains her luminous spotlight on private universes stretching from India to New England from Cornwall to Mexico Skillfully navigating the fault lines between social obligation and personal loyalties the men and women in these nine tales set out on journeys that suddenly go beyond the pale or surprisingly lead them back to where they started from In the mischievous title story a beloved dog brings nothing but disaster to his obsessed master in other tales old friendships and family ties stir up buried feelings demanding either renewed commitment or escape And in the final exquisite story a young woman discovers a new kind of freedom in Delhi s rooftop community br With her trademark perceptiveness delicacy of language and sharp wit Salman Rushdie in full evidence here Anita Desai once again gloriously confirms that she is India s finest writer in English Independent, Set in India s Old Delhi CLEAR LIGHT OF DAY is Anita Desai s tender warm and compassionate novel about family scars the ability to forgive and forget and the trials and tribulations of familial love At the novel s heart are the moving relationships between the members of the Das family who have grown apart from each other Bimla is a dissatisfied but ambitious teacher at a women s college who lives in her childhood home where she cares for her mentally challenged brother Baba Tara is her younger unambitious estranged sister married and with children of her own Raja is their popular brilliant and successful brother When Tara returns for a visit with Bimla and Baba old memories and tensions resurface and blend into a domestic drama that is intensely beautiful and leads to profound self understanding, Touching and wonderfully funny i In Custody i is woven around the yearnings and calamities of a small town scholar in the north of India An impoverished college lecturer Deven sees a way to escape from the meanness of his daily life when he is asked to interview India s greatest Urdu poet Nur a project that can only end in disaster