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Literatuur: Proza, romans, verhalen
Literaire fictie algemeen
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Seth, Vikram

A Suitable Boy

€ 23.95

A thick slice-of-life novel follows the destinies of four large families in turbulent postcolonial India in the fifties, where Hindu, Muslim, and Westerner clash while a general election promises to transform the political landscape. Reader`s Guide available. Reissue. 30,000 first printing.

Taal / Language : English

Browsing through books, two students meet one day. A mother mopes; a medal melts away.
A courtesan sings coolly through the heat. A hopeful lover buys a parakeet.
A couple glide down-river in a boat. A mother hears that mischief is afloat.
Two men discuss the Brahmpur leather trade. A pair of brogues (maroon) is planned and made.
Blood soaks a lane, and bullets ricochet. A legislative vixen baits her prey.
A baby kicks; a bloodshot Raja yowls. A young man speeds downhill; a father growls.
Calcutta simmers in a stew of talk. A cemetery affords a pleasing walk.
Beneath the neem the village children play. Worn cattle churn the burning earth to clay.
A desperate mother ventures to deploy. Fair means or foul to net a suitable boy.
A wolf-hunt is arranged; at Baitar Fort. A cheated marksman looks for further sport.
Old landlords sue the state to keep their lands. Crushed corpses rot upon the holy sands.
A kiss brings fury, Twelfth Night sparks a snub, And even bridge stokes tumult at the Club.
A child is born; wise women come to look. A cobbler writes. A poet mails his book.
The Prime Minister fights, and keeps his head. Sad sons assuage the spirits of their dead.
The flames of Karbala and Lanka blaze, Igniting madness through the city`s maze.
Calcutta Christmas lights festoon Park Street; And at a cricket match three suitors meet.
Someone is stabbed in Brahmpur, someone dies, While private shame is viewed by public eyes.
One person, five, and forty thousand choose; Some win, some draw, and --- as must be --- some lose.
The curtain falls; the players take their bow. And wander off the stage --- at least for now.
Extra informatie: 
Paperback / softback
1474 pagina's
Januari 2005
1157 gram
197 x 127 x 64 mm
Harper Perennial Modern Classics us

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