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ME & MY SHELF - Dharini Bhaskar's Favourite Reads
Reader's Digest India|October 2020
ME & MY SHELF - Dharini Bhaskar's Favourite Reads
Mumbai-born Dharini Bhaskar was formerly the editorial director of Simon & Schuster India. Her debut novel These, Our Bodies, Possessed by Light (2019) has been shortlisted for the 2020 JCB Prize for Literature and the Valley of Words Book Awards, 2020.


BY ANNE CARSON, New Directions, ₹3,639 Of all of Anne Carson’s remarkable creations, Nox is by far the most awe-inspiring. An elegy to a dead sibling, a genre-defying meditation on loss, an ode to language, an artefact (ah, the accordion folds of the book!)—Nox is a world unto itself.

The Waves

The Waves Virginia Woolf was one of the great literary figures of the twentieth century and The Waves is her most audacious exploration of the possibilities of the novel form. The Waves abandons traditional structure and plot as practiced in the English novel. Shop Now

BY VIRGINIA WOOLF, Peacock Books, ₹195 Are words music? When Virginia Woolf is the conductor, they certainly are—and no novel highlights this more powerfully than The Waves. Each sentence sings; for instance: “I am the foam that sweeps and fills the uttermost rims of the rocks with whiteness; I am also a girl, here in this room.”



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October 2020