A Look Within

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https://www.livemint.com/Leisure/QGviPERg7TbghfCgR0ofrO/KR-Meeras-The-Unseeing-Idol-Of-Light-Blindness-and-ins.html

http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/spectrum/books/a-dark-tale-of-light-and-love/586844.html

https://southword.thestate.news/books/2018/04/23/i-am-used-to-gods-without-sight

https://books.google.co.in/books/about/The_Unseeing_Idol_of_Light.html?id=6bNTDwAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=kp_read_button&redir_esc=y

https://scroll.in/article/877205/light-and-darkness-kr-meeras-newly-translated-novel-is-much-more-than-a-womans-disappearance

https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/blink/read/kr-meeras-latest-novel-deeper-into-the-dark/article23770222.ece

http://www.newindianexpress.com/lifestyle/books/2018/mar/31/between-darkness-and-luminance-1794416.html

http://indianexpress.com/article/lifestyle/books/eyes-wide-shut-the-unseeing-idol-of-light-book-review-5163833/

https://www.financialexpress.com/lifestyle/book-review-the-unseeing-idol-of-light/1165097/

https://www.deccanherald.com/sunday-herald/sunday-herald-books/experience-loss-674081.html

Read…and buy…Enjoy, reflect.

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Augury, Agony and the Shadows…

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http://www.newindianexpress.com/lifestyle/books/2018/mar/31/between-darkness-and-luminance-1794416.html

https://scroll.in/article/874308/kr-meeras-new-novel-returns-to-familiar-themes-of-longing-loss-and-obsession?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=public

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I am currently reading a collection of brilliant essays by many writers who underwent depression: ‘Unholy Ghost,’ edited by Nell Casey.

As I read the essay ‘ From darkness visible’, by William Styron, I was struck by the similarity in the nature of some ¬†characters in the book above, ( which I loved translating) and Styron’s analysis of his own heroines.

‘ Suicide has been a persistent theme in my books-three of my major characters killed themselves.In rereading, for the first time in years, sequence from my novels- passages where my heroines have lurched down pathways toward doom- I was stunned to perceive how accurately I had created the landscape of depression in the minds of these young women, describing with what could only be instinct, out of a subconscious already roiled by disturbances of mood,the psychic imbalances that led them to destruction.’

I also read ‘Noon time’: Lauren Slater’s ¬†stunning essay about being intensely depressed during her pregnancy…

‘ I will call her Clara, for clear, and Eve, which in Hebrew means life, and I will hope the gap between her name and her life is small. Clear Life. A life without depression. That is what she means, this little girl…’

( I remember with gratitude, the quote about serendipity…that it is a small miracle where God prefers to remain anonymous!)

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