The theme of loss in Never Let Me Go

27/03/2022 I still remember the moment I read the last line- I quietly closed the book, looked up at the empty wall opposite to me, sighed deeply and kept staring for several minutes straight with tears rolling down my cheeks. Honestly, it wouldn't be a stretch to call this an emotional book, given you are … Continue reading The theme of loss in Never Let Me Go

Distorted identities and the existential struggle in The White Castle

22/03/2022 Published in 1985, The White Castle is a post-modern tale of ambiguous and murky consciousness, identity and reality. What looks like a novel themed on doppelgänger, has been packed by Orhan Pamuk, the recipient of the 2006 Nobel Prize in Literature, with deeply existential questions. Today, let's dive into some of the major existential … Continue reading Distorted identities and the existential struggle in The White Castle

The theme of death and acceptance in The Death of Ivan Ilyich

19/03/2022 A few months ago, I posted about death and in it, I mentioned this novella by Leo Tolstoy, which tries to grapple with the idea of death. I've been fascinated and troubled with the question of death for a long time now which has resulted in a lot of reading and thinking. Any enquiry … Continue reading The theme of death and acceptance in The Death of Ivan Ilyich

The Brothers Karamazov: Ivan’s Hypothesis on Morality and Immortality

07/01/2022 Without immortality there can be no virtue. Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov Ivan Fyodorovich Karamazov, the intellectual atheist doesn't believe in God. In a conversation that takes place in a certain hermitage of Elder Zosima, Pyotr Aleksandrovich states Ivan's hypothesis which he had given expression in a gathering, a few days before. The Brothers … Continue reading The Brothers Karamazov: Ivan’s Hypothesis on Morality and Immortality

and I love too,that love soon might end, be known in its aching

10/09/2021 I've been wanting to talk about this for a while. No doubt it's difficult because I can't seem to find the right combination of words to give any meaning to the emotions I feel. In the past few years, I have undergone, perhaps, a drastic change, if that's the right word. Words soon lose … Continue reading and I love too,that love soon might end, be known in its aching