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Title:Journey to Ithaca
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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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The Village by the Sea, In Custody, Baumgartner's Bombay, Fire on the Mountain, Clear Light of Day, The Artist of Disappearance, Diamond Dust: Stories, Fasting, Feasting, The Zigzag Way, Journey to Ithaca
Forgotten by the evolution of the centuries and indifferent to the advances of the twentieth century Thul a tiny fishing village not far from Bombay continues to follow those rhythms of the seasons that have always been handed down Hari and Lila were born and raised in the village but now their family is falling into despair the father to alcohol while the mother is seriously ill As for money that there is not even enough to meet the most basic needs between, 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, A wonderful novel in two parts moving from the heart of a close knit Indian household with its restrictions and prejuices its noisy warmth and sensual appreciation of food to the cool centre of an American family with its freedom and strangely self denying attitudes to eating In both it is ultimately the women who suffer whether paradoxically from a surfeit of feasting and family life in India or from self denial and starvation in the US or both Uma the plain older daughter still lives at home frustrated in her attempts to escape and make a life for herself Her Indian family is difficult demanding but mostly good hearted Despite her disappointments Uma comes through as the survivor avoiding an unfulfilling marriage liek her sister s or a suicidal one like that arranged for her pretty cousin And in America where young Arun goes as a student men in the suburbs char hunks of bleeding meat while the women don t appear to cook or eat at all seems bewildering and terriying to the young Indian adolescent far from home, In The Zigzag Way the critically acclaimed novelist Anita Desai offers a gorgeously nuanced story of expatriates and travelers adrift in an unfamiliar land Eric a young American historian has come to Mexico on his first trip abroad His search for his immigrant family s roots brings him to a town in the Sierrra Madre where a hundred years earlier Cornish miners toiled without relief Here the suspiciously enigmatic Dona Vera the fierce Austrian widow of a mining baron has become a local legend but her reputation for philanthropy glosses over a darker history A haunting powerful novel that culminates on the Day of the Dead The Zigzag Way examines the subtle interplay between past and present br br Anita Desai is the author of many acclaimed works of fiction including Baumgartner s Bombay Clear Light of Day Diamond Dust and Fasting Feasting among other works Three of her novels have been shortlisted for the Booker Prize A professor emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology she now lives in New York