‘The Prison’, by Bernard Malamud

Analysis of ‘The Prison’ by Bernard Malamud

Analysis of ‘The Prison’ by Bernard Malamud Author Background Analysis of ‘The Prison’ by Bernard Malamud – Bernard Malamud came into prominence in the 1950s and 60s with his novels and short stories at the centre of which stood the hero, invariably a young man, whose life is fraught by failed relationships, unfulfilled dreams and undeveloped emotions. Malamud’s stories are at the end of all this, an affirmation of life. The young hero has to get over many obstacles to reach maturity; at thaRead More…

games of twilight By Anita Desai

Analysis of ‘Games at Twilight’ by Anita Desai

Analysis of ‘Games at Twilight’, by Anita Desai Background Analysis of ‘Games at Twilight’, by Anita Desai – Anita Desai is an Indian novelist who was born to a German mother and an Indian father. Though she was born in India and spent her early life there, she moved to the US to work and write there. She has travelled extensively and taught creative writing in several colleges. Many of her works have been turned into films. The relevance of the Title – Analysis of ‘Games at Twilight’, by AniRead More…

Analysis of 'A Son’s Veto', Thomas Hardy

Analysis of ‘A Son’s Veto’, Thomas Hardy

Analysis of ‘A Son’s Veto’, Thomas Hardy The Author Thomas Hardy was born in rural England where he spent his early life training as an architect. His family did not have much money and this made him acutely conscious of social inequalities in Victorian England. He moved to London when he was a young man and worked there for a time. He later returned to Dorset, becoming a fulltime writer. The decay of rural Britain, the status of women in society and social inequalities of his times and thRead More…

Analysis of ‘Horses’, by Edwin Muir

Summary
The poet one evening happens to see farm horses, those powerful shaggy animals working the plough and something jolts his memory and he recalls his earlier fear of these animals. As a child, Edwin Muir lived in the Orkney Islands where animals like Shetland ponies were used regularly as farm animals. As a child, the poet was overwhelmed by their powerful presence especially when seen through the gloaming light of a late afternoon. When the horses pulled the plough in the pouring rain, thRead More…

R.K.-Narayan

Analysis of ‘A Horse and Two Goats’, by RK Narayan

Analysis of ‘A Horse and Two Goats’, by RK Narayan: About the author RK Narayan brought Indian writing in English to western nations. He was helped in the venture by Graham Greene. Narayan’s stories mostly have the fictional town of Malgudi as their geographical reference point. Malgudi could be anywhere in India. It is a microcosm of the huge country. Even today there are readers who believe that Malgudi exists; so realistically did Narayan describe the place. Narayan’s stories were bRead More…

The People Before by Maurice Shadbolt

Analysis of ‘The People Before’ by Maurice Shadbolt

Analysis of ‘The People Before’ by Maurice Shadbolt Background Analysis of ‘The People Before’ by Maurice Shadbolt – Maurice Shadbolt is a well known New Zealand writer whose works are popular with readers even today. His stories are all based in New Zealand and seek to interpret the various influences that have gone into the making of the country. The conflict between the Europeans and the Maori find frequent resonance in his works. Relevance of the Title “The people before”, though notRead More…

Analysis of ‘Sredni Vashtar’ by Saki (HH Munro)

Analysis of ‘Sredni Vashtar’ by Saki (HH Munro) Author Background Analysis of ‘Sredni Vashtar’ by Saki (HH Munro) – Saki is most famous for his witty and sometimes macabre short stories though he did write other forms of literature too. Often he satirized the Edwardian society that he was part of. When Munro lost his mother while he was still a child, he along with his siblings, were brought up by his grandmother and aunts in a strict puritanical household that was devoid of all fun. This expeRead More…