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Sojourn

Sojourn

Amit Chaudhuri
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An unnamed man arrives in Berlin as a visiting professor. It is a place fused with Western history and cultural fracture lines. He moves along its streets and pavements; through its department stores, museums and restaurants. He befriends Faqrul, an enigmatic exiled poet, and Birgit, a woman with whom he shares the vagaries of attraction. He tries to understand his white-haired cleaner. Berlin is a riddle-he becomes lost not only in the city but in its legacy.

Sealed off in his own solitude, and as his visiting professorship passes, the narrator awaits transformation and meaning. Ultimately, he starts to understand that the less sure he becomes of his place in the moment, the more he knows his way.

Imprint: India Hamish Hamilton

Published: Aug/2022

ISBN: 9780670089932

Length : 136 Pages

MRP : ₹499.00

Sojourn

Amit Chaudhuri

An unnamed man arrives in Berlin as a visiting professor. It is a place fused with Western history and cultural fracture lines. He moves along its streets and pavements; through its department stores, museums and restaurants. He befriends Faqrul, an enigmatic exiled poet, and Birgit, a woman with whom he shares the vagaries of attraction. He tries to understand his white-haired cleaner. Berlin is a riddle-he becomes lost not only in the city but in its legacy.

Sealed off in his own solitude, and as his visiting professorship passes, the narrator awaits transformation and meaning. Ultimately, he starts to understand that the less sure he becomes of his place in the moment, the more he knows his way.

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Amit Chaudhuri

Amit Chaudhuri is the author of five highly acclaimed novels,
of which A Strange and Sublime Address, Afternoon Raag,
Freedom Song, and A New World won, between them, the
Commonwealth Writers' Prize, the Betty Trask Prize, the Encore
Prize, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction, and the
Sahitya Akademi Award; his latest novel is The Immortals. He
is also a poet, an acclaimed musician, and a highly regarded
critic, and has edited The Picador Book of Modern Indian
Literature. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature
and Professor of Contemporary Literature at the University
of East Anglia. In 2012 he was awarded the Infosys Prize for
outstanding contribution to the humanities in literary studies.
Amit Chaudhuri lives in Calcutta and Norwich.

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