The World as Will and Representation – a review of first Volume of Schopenhauer’s book

(Sidharth Vardhan’s review ofArthur Schopenhauer’s‘The World as Will and Representation’Book first published in 1818Review first writtten on January 19, 2020) (Based on my very limited understanding) Schopenhauer assumes your having knowledge of Kant’s philosophical system (I had only read Immanuel Kant‘s Critique of Pure Reason) and his own doctoral thesis… Read More »The World as Will and Representation – a review of first Volume of Schopenhauer’s book

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The disturbing picture of humanity in Cannetti’s ‘Auto De Fae’ – a review

(Sidharth Vardhan’s review of‘Auto de Fe’ a novel by 1981 Nobel laureate Elias Cannetti (1905-1994)The novel was first published in 1935 as “Die Blendung” (“The Blinding” or “Bedazzlement”)Review first written on January 7, 2020Set in Bulgaria) “Auto-da-Fé” is the story of Peter Kien, a distinguished, reclusive sinologist living in Vienna… Read More »The disturbing picture of humanity in Cannetti’s ‘Auto De Fae’ – a review

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Handke on Goalie’s anxiety

(Sidharth Vardhan’s review of‘The Goalie’s Anxiety at the Penalty Kick’a novella by 2020 Nobel Peter HandkeNovella first published in 1970Review first written on January 5 2020) Summary The self-destruction of a soccer goalie turned construction worker who wanders aimlessly around a stifling Austrian border town. My View An expelled goalie… Read More »Handke on Goalie’s anxiety

Margaret Atwood’s ‘The Testaments’ and our insatiable hunger for stories

(Sidharth Vardhan’s review ofMargaret Atwood‘s ‘The Testaments’The second part of the Gilead seriesand the sequel to ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’Book first published in 2019 Review first written on September 23, 2019) Summary More than fifteen years after the events of The Handmaid’s Tale, the theocratic regime of the Republic of Gilead maintains… Read More »Margaret Atwood’s ‘The Testaments’ and our insatiable hunger for stories

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Bernardine Evaristo’s history of ‘Girl, Woman, Other’ – a review

(Sidharth Vardhan’s review ofBernardine Evaristo’s ‘Girl, Woman, Other’2019 Booker Winner along with ‘The Testaments’Book first published in 2019review first written on October 20, 2019) Summary Girl, Woman, Other follows the lives and struggles of twelve very different characters. Mostly women, black and British, they tell the stories of their families, friends… Read More »Bernardine Evaristo’s history of ‘Girl, Woman, Other’ – a review