Book Reviews

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(A review by Sidharth Vardhan of ‘House of Mirth’ by Edith Wharton First Published in 1905) “Her whole being dilated in an atmosphere of luxury. It was the background she required, the only climate she could breathe in.” Veblen in his ‘Theory of Leisure Class’ (written six years before this book) argues that one of…

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(Death Sentence – A novel (1948) by Maurice Blanchot A review by Sidharth Vardhan ) The first half is narrator talking about his dying wife, J. – who strangely looked more and more like a child closer she got to death and even came back to life after her first death once. J.’s reactions to…

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Review of ‘Judas’ by Amos Oz First published in 2014 Short-listed for international Man-Booker in 2017 On Hurting God There must seem something paradoxical to some of the religious folks in the idea that anyone could in anyway hurt God or his relative. They thus want to argue that such people who might have done…

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