Category Archives: In a literary embodiment

Being Rhetorical!

I will forever be in debt of Mark Forsyth. For it was his innovative book – The Elements of Eloquence – on rhetorical figures that set me on a greater curve in learning and understanding literature and not only of English language but also … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on Poirot

Disclaimer – I am a HUGE fan of Sherlock Holmes.  Since, the character was killed by the author, I would relate my impression in past tense. Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot has failed to impress me. No, it was not his vanity … Continue reading

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Putting Pen to Paper

George Orwell, perhaps the greatest writer on political subject matters, suggested four motives for writing prose and that they exist in different degrees in every writer – proclaimed [like him] or self-proclaimed [like me]. The four motives that he provided are: … Continue reading

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On reviewing books

If the snippets of judgments, opinions and criticism that are given, often orally [in letters, over messenger apps, Facebook groups etc.], while recommending a book to a friend, don’t constitute the quasi-intellectual labour of reviewing a book or a work of literature, then, … Continue reading

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The 100 Greatest Novels

I am not a fan of fiction. Well, I WAS not a fan of fiction. However, I am now actively looking to change my reading interests. I think that this is necessary. More so, because at times, I go without … Continue reading

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