[Epub] ↠ Bookless in Baghdad Author Shashi Tharoor – Sigilo.us

[Epub] ↠ Bookless in Baghdad  Author Shashi Tharoor – Sigilo.us
  • Hardcover
  • 277 pages
  • Bookless in Baghdad
  • Shashi Tharoor
  • English
  • 09 May 2018
  • 1559707577

Bookless in Baghdad Supermely Personal, Yet Always Probing And Analytical, Shashi Tharoor, The Acclaimed Author Of Six Books, All Published By Arcade, Is Once Again At His Provocative Best In This Book That Is Part Memoir, Part Essay And Literary Criticism.

Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the Bookless in Baghdad book, this is one of the most wanted Shashi Tharoor author readers around the world.

10 thoughts on “Bookless in Baghdad

  1. says:

    To Dr Shashi Tharoor, 97 Lodhi Estate, New Delhi 03 Tel 24644035 Fax 24654158 Subject A letter asking for apologyRespected Sir,Like a scale firmly settled on a pipe, refusing to budge, the image that I have conjured up of your alleged persona from the various newspaper co eds and news channels, preceded your merit To tell you the truth, regardless of your impressive stint at the U.N., I had had never held you in a high opinion The controversy surrounding I.P.L one mustn t bring out the To Dr Shashi Tharoor, 97 Lodhi Estate, New Delhi 03 Tel 24644035 Fax 24654158 Subject A letter asking for apologyRespected Sir,Like a scale firmly settled on a pipe, refusing to budge, the image that I have conjured up of your alleged persona from the various newspaper co eds and news channels, preceded your merit To tell you the truth, regardless of your impressive stint at the U.N...

  2. says:

    A four point guide to enjoying Bookless in Baghdad 1 Skip the essays In Defence of the Bollywood Novel, A Novel of Collisions and Art for Heart s Sake These are essentially endorsements for his own books Worse, they are pompous, self indulgent, and annoyingly serious in tone Tharoor s trademark wit dries up when he starts talking himself and his books up.Exhibit A I have always believed that, as the very word novel suggests, there must be something new or innovative about every novel one s A four point guide to enjoying Bookless in Baghdad 1 Skip the essays In Defence of the Bollywood Novel, A Novel of Collisions and Art for Heart s Sake These are essentially endorsements for his own books Worse, they are pompous, self indulgent, and annoyingly serious in tone Tharoor s trademark wit dries up when he starts talking himself and his books up.Exhibit A I have always believed that, as the very word novel suggests, there must be something new or innovative about every novel one sets out to write otherwise what would be the pointThis from a self professed devotee of Wodehouse, that delightful writer who published roughly the same novel every year Exhibit B As a writer, I had always believed that the way I tell a story is as important to me as the story itself The manner in which the narrative unfolds is as OH GOD PLEASE STOP, SHASHI FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, LET S MOVE ON 2 Any paragrap...

  3. says:

    I was moved to the edge of kicking myself for not reading it before Though only a collection of essays on reading and writing, this book is such an eye opener Let me go to the background of how I picked up this book I was with my mother for this huge prize selection trip for her college students which required us to stay in a bookshop all day long To pass my time, I picked up random books from various sheves without really noticing what titles I picked Well, was I glad I picked this up I sm I...

  4. says:

    This book is a selection of the newspaper columns Shashi Tharoor has written over the years Mr Tharoor is a very well read man and at times one wonders if the point of this book is just to ensure that everyone is very well aware of that fact He shares with us his eclectic taste in literature his love for Wodehouse, why he thinks Rushdie is a hero, his sympathy towards Pushkin for his few Indian readers, why he finds R K Narayan s English bland, how he identifies with Neruda as a writer invol This book is a selection of the newspaper columns Shashi Tharoor has written over the years Mr Tharoor is a very well read man and at times one wonders if the point of this book is just to ensure that everyone is very well aware of that fact He shares with us his eclectic taste in li...

  5. says:

    Writing, Reading, criticism, book reviews, musings this book is a joyride if u like Tharoor s elegance, wit and irreverence The essays on his college St Stephen and the last essay were boring but enjoyed almost all of the rest.

  6. says:

    This was the first time I read any of Shashi Tharoor s work Something about his writing was intriguing I loved his knowledge about various books and poems His words on various poets and their works just proved how inspiring their words were Such a fun read Perfec...

  7. says:

    There are books, and books about books Bookless in Baghdad is a collection of Tharoor s previously published articles about his own books and the books that made him What Bookless in Baghdad does beyond being a collection of articles is, it provides a better view of Tharoor s literary canvas In a few articles in Part one and Part three Tharoor reviews the reviews about his books I can imagine Tharoor knocking the pinhead reviewer in exasperation and clarifying Mahabharata s Its relevan There are books, and books about books Bookless in Baghdad is a collection of Tharoor s previously published articles about his own books and the books that made him What Bookless in Baghdad does beyond being a collection of articles is, it provides a better view of Tharoor s literary canvas In a few articles in Part one and Part three Tharoor reviews the reviews about his books I can imagine Tharoor knocking the pinhead reviewer in exasperation and clarifying Mahabharata s Its relevance to today s India is the relevance that today s Indians...

  8. says:

    Shashi Tharoor, in his present role as Minister, may have come under a lot of attack for a variety of reasons When he recently put himself up at a five star suite for months on end, because the government bungalow was not ready, many thought it was unbecoming of a public representative I felt the same The intellectual elitism and the accompanying lifestyle that served him well all these years while he worked for the United Nations started to stick out like a sore thumb in his role as a public Shashi Tharoor, in his present role as Minister, may have come under a lot of attack for a variety of reasons When he recently put himself up at a five star suite for months on end, because the government bunga...

  9. says:

    I loved this book In fact I love books on books The last one I read was the one by orhan pamuk The English in this book is top notch Also it s very inspiring to read that shashi tharoor has read so many books andso 365 books in one year I have read only his novel riot apat from this book But I m a big fan of the guy and may end up readingof his books This is a good book to get some inspiration to read evenbooks The only downside the title is totally mislead I loved this book In fact I love books on books The last one I read was the one by orhan pamuk The English in this book is top notch Also it s very inspiring to read that shashi tharoor has read so many books andso 365 books in one year I have read only his novel riot...

  10. says:

    A fine collection of essays columns by Tharoor that deal with subjects ranging from the development of his reading habits as a kid, literature, his literary influences, book reviews reviewers, the writers he loves hates, anecdotes about fellow writers to his career as a UN diplomat, global issues s...

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