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  • Creative Writing / Fiction /1 of 2
    creative writing / fiction

    Paper Back Book • 1996 Edition
    Pages: 220
    ISBN 81-7188-102-5
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    Broadway Serenade

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    <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="3%">&nbsp;</td> <td class="aboutbook" valign="top" width="68%"> <p align="justify">Broadway Serenade is a serio-comic Jewish American novel that dramatizes the conflict between loyalty to family and the liberation of romantic love as this conflict is embodied in the quest of Larry Mann to find himself (that favourite American Preoccupation) at an age, late 30's, when most mature American men are tired of being themselves. Hopelessly and haplessly in love with a spirited young woman, a Rabbi's daughter (who is trying to escape the restraints of her orthodox background), Larry (who is trying to escape the commercial world of his father's New York <span class="cm_word" style="border-bottom: 1px solid #0000FF !important;text-decoration:underline !important;color:#0000FF !important">City garment business</span> through writing), looks to Ellen as the means of escape and muse.<br /> Set in New York City at the end of the counter-cultural period (the era of Vietnam protest) and the beginning of neo-conservative Reaganomics, the Novel explores — in ways at once ruminative and lyrically erotic — the competing claims of restraint and freedom and restraint, the echoes of the past and the vibrations of the present Moving between the immigrant past of the residual Bohemianism of Greenwich Village, <span class="cm_word" style="border-bottom: 1px solid #0000FF !important;text-decoration:underline !important;color:#0000FF !important">Larry</span> tries to strike a balance between ancient and contemporary mysteries. In winning, Larry loses; he wins. At once hero and schlemiel (fool), he floats through and above Manhattan.<br /> This twentieth century American novel depicts a struggle between tradition and modernity at a number of levels and wolf&nbsp; believes that "this struggle will speak, in its way, to <span class="cm_word" style="border-bottom: 1px solid #0000FF !important;text-decoration:underline !important;color:#0000FF !important">contemporary India</span> which is undergoing different versions of this conflict."<br /> Realistic and visionary, Broadway Serenade moves to the music of humanity.</p> </td> <td width="4%">&nbsp;</td> <td class="backcolor" width="25%">&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table border="0" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="3%">&nbsp;</td> <td width="68%">&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table>

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    Paper Back Book Pages: 236
    ISBN 81-7188-155-6
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    Baba Bugi

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    <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="aboutbook" valign="top" width="68%"> <p align="justify">Baba Bugi is <span class="cm_word" style="border-bottom: 1px solid #0000FF !important;text-decoration:underline !important;color:#0000FF !important">a metafictional novel</span> about the Indian society today. The viscious, corrupt and <span class="cm_word" style="border-bottom: 1px solid #0000FF !important;text-decoration:underline !important;color:#0000FF !important">criminal polities</span> of today holds the individual helpless in its tightening coils as Magi, a lone fisherwoman of a little village in Konarka, stands up to give battle. Pitted against politicians, criminals and a collous people and with an <span class="cm_word" style="border-bottom: 1px solid #0000FF !important;text-decoration:underline !important;color:#0000FF !important">uncomprehending Zyborg</span> of a new generation son-of-God, Baba Bugi, hurtling through space to save mankind, she finds that if anything is around her. In a finale where the ordinary individual is attempted to be cannibalized by the politicians, the criminals the establishment and even by the author, with the new son-of-God, Baba Bugi, standing confused, Magi rejects all available forms and strikes out a path by herself with her friends. " Tomorrow has already begun, " she says.<br /> The novel creates a new sub-genre, the cosmic novel, functioning at once within a cultural milieu and going beyond it into international and <span class="cm_word" style="border-bottom: 1px solid #0000FF !important;text-decoration:underline !important;color:#0000FF !important">cosmic expanses</span>, contexting human being and situations differently. the result is surrealistic<br /> <span class="cm_word" style="border-bottom: 1px solid #0000FF !important;text-decoration:underline !important;color:#0000FF !important">Baba Bugi</span> is a comic and satirical novel with a freshness in its comic vision that will make you rethink about the world in a different way.</p> <p align="justify">&nbsp;</p> <table border="0" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="aboutbook" width="100%">"with <span class="cm_word" style="border-bottom: 1px solid #0000FF !important;text-decoration:underline !important;color:#0000FF !important">the publication of Baba Bugi</span> not only will a new name, that of <span class="cm_word" style="border-bottom: 1px solid #0000FF !important;text-decoration:underline !important;color:#0000FF !important">Biyot Tripathy</span>, be prominently added to world fiction but also a new variety of cosmic fiction overriding narrow national bounds will expand the limits of the already arrived internationalist fiction. Baba Bugi also brings into literary geography the new space of Bhubaneshwar, like Hardy and Faulkner, but a far more lively space that is likely to stay and is sure to be revisited. All this is brought forth through Magi, a woman who is unstoppable like the human spirit. Baba Bugi is exciting, disturbing and funny."</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="right" class="aboutbook" width="100%"><i>— </i> Howard Wolf&nbsp;<br /> (<span class="cm_word" style="border-bottom: 1px solid #0000FF !important;text-decoration:underline !important;color:#0000FF !important">Professor of English</span> at the State University of<br /> &nbsp;New York at Buffalo, U.S.A)</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table border="0" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="right" class="aboutbook" width="100%">&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> <td width="4%">&nbsp;</td> <td class="backcolor" width="25%">&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table border="0" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="3%">&nbsp;</td> <td width="68%">&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table>

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