Freedom Song

Freedom Song

Three Novels

Book - 2000
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"An immensely gifted writer....Crammed with breathtaking sentences, sharp characterizations, comic set pieces, and melancholy grace notes." -- The New York Times Book Review

Freedom Song --which collects three of Chaudhuri's novels--celebrates the rhythms of modern India. A boy's visit with relatives conjures the melancholy comforts of family. An Indian student at an English university contemplates the conflicted relationship between an immigrant and his homeland. And the task of marrying off a "problem" son illuminates the complex community of cultures that is modern Calcutta.

Chaudhuri's novels offer simple plots that unfold into dramas of profound emotional resonance. And in prose that has won Chaudhuri comparisons to the master stylists of this century but that emerges as fiercely his own, Freedom Song announces a young writer of extraordinary gifts.
Publisher: New York : Vintage International, 2000
Edition: 1st Vintage International ed
ISBN: 9780375704000
0375704000
Branch Call Number: CHA
Characteristics: 433 p. ;,21 cm
Additional Contributors: Chaudhuri, Amit 1962-

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Nov 08, 2012

Three short novels describing scenes from middle-class Indian life. While the prose may be lovely, the purely descriptive writing is not insightful.

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