An infatuation with Chekhov

“Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.” – Anton Chekhov Last night was a serendipitous discovery of a Chekhov short story while I was driving home.  My knowledge of this Russian literary titan is of a good playwright.  I have read the “Orchard” years ago and … More An infatuation with Chekhov

What betrayal means

The “Betrayers” by David Bezmozgis, a Jewish- Latvian-Canadian writer is definitely morally ambitious and is unflinching on looking at the face of the life choices we make. I do admire how the characters have been fully developed with Bezmozgis’ taciturn dialogue and haunting visitation of past sins.  Moreover, the book clearly reflects a thorough and … More What betrayal means

Black dogs

“Black Dogs” is the spectre  of our times – the pervading violence that grips our senses and the luminosity of our own parables which approaches our humanity and meditations.  Ian McEwan in this terse novel masterfully presents the tectonic movements of perspectives, from a firm acceptance of thoughtful presences to the ever shifting views of … More Black dogs