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 Buried Giant’ of bad memories -a review of Ishiguru’s novel

(Sidharth Vardhan’s review of‘The Buried Giant’ a novel by 2017 Nobel laureate Kazuo Ishiguru (1954-)The novel first published in 2015Review first written on January 11, 2020) “But then again I wonder if what we feel in our hearts today isn’t like these raindrops still falling on us from the soaked… Read More »‘The Buried Giant’ of bad memories -a review of Ishiguru’s novel

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Samanta Schweblin’s Fever Dream and mother’s love – a review

(Sidharth Vardhan’s review ofFever Dreama novel by Samanta SchweblinNovel set in Argentina and first published in 2014long-listed for 2017 International Bookerfor translation by Megan McDowellReview first written on August 13, 2017 ) A young woman named Amanda lies dying in a rural hospital clinic. A boy named David sits beside… Read More »Samanta Schweblin’s Fever Dream and mother’s love – a review

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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

Man, his symbols and God : Review of Carl Jung’s book

(Sidharth Vardhan’s review of‘Man and his symbols’a book by Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961)Book first published in 1964Review first written on March 29, 2019) Introduction The ‘Man and his symbols’ is the first and only work in which the world-famous Swiss psychologist explains to the layperson his enormously influential theory of… Read More »Man, his symbols and God : Review of Carl Jung’s book

Margaret Atwood’s ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ – A 1984 for feminists

(Sidharth Vardhan’s review ofMargaret Atwood’s novel‘The Handmaid’s Tale’Novel first published and got shortlisted for Booker Prize in 1985Review first written on October 23, 2015) Summary Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk… Read More »Margaret Atwood’s ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ – A 1984 for feminists

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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Gulzar on Two: a review of his novella ‘Two’

(Sidharth Vardhan’s review of‘Two’, a novella by GulzarOriginally published in Hindiunder the title ‘Do Log’ in 2017Review first written on January 1, 2020) Summary It’s the winter of 1946. A truck leaves the village of Campbellpur after news of the impending Partition pours in. It is carrying people who don’t… Read More »Gulzar on Two: a review of his novella ‘Two’