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Can the master spy writer still captivate modern readers?

Can the masters of yesteryear, a Wodehouse, an RK Narayan, a Scott Fitzgerald and yes, a Le Carre, with the sensibilities of a bygone era still captivate a modern reader’s attention? Difficult for me to say. But le Carre is making a brave and hitherto successful effort, says B S Prakash. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com. What makes a celebrated writer go back to his novel penned over 50 years ago and recreate its back-story in another novel, now, in a contemporary setting? The ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago

Not comfort books, I need comfort writers

How many times can you read the same book?Instead, T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan turns to different books by same writers -- they are like comfort food and comfort music. Photograph: Paul Bence/Flickr Once upon a time, Delhi used to have very well-stocked public libraries. The best of them was the Central Secretariat Library. But these libraries declined as the years went by. From the 1970s onwards one had to fend for oneself, mostly from bookshops. One consequence of this was the reduction in the ...
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