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Re: Off Topic Completely



bentley wrote:


bentley wrote:

dianearbus wrote:
Bentley:

Do you remember Erato from The Road?

She invited you to join the Cafe. Yes?

Why have you never posted? I am there too.

We just finished Finn by Jon Clinch and Jon participated. It was wonderful. We chat about books and poetry and I rant on about museums...

Lizabeth




I did sign up as she suggested..but then I lost the link..I have to figure out what my id and stuff was. Maybe somebody can send it to me. I don't have my messaging turned on here ..I will open it up tomorrow if somebody wants to send me the info again. I seem to remember you had to wait for a confirmation or something and then I forgot about it. Once I get it again..I will try once more. Too late tonight to fool around with the profile.

Thanks for reminding me..Museums are good so that is ok..I love the Met. There are so many great museums in the Northeast and NYC. And you are going to find some great ones in Italy...you should be leaving soon right..I am sure your trip will be fabulous.

I definately will post once I get the confirmation and remember where everything is.




Both you and Erato should here from me today (reached out again) Sorry, never followed through after I did initially.

Bentley




Successful..talk to all of you soon.

Take care,

Bentley
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Re: Off Topic

Glad you enjoyed The Road, Bentley, and it's been a treat to be involved in the different kind of exchange that happens when the author is here to take part -- naturally, that allows the moderator to hang back a bit and enjoy the discussion.

Not yet sure what books I'll be returning for, but I hope to be back soon.
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Re: Off Topic


PaulH wrote:
Glad you enjoyed The Road, Bentley, and it's been a treat to be involved in the different kind of exchange that happens when the author is here to take part -- naturally, that allows the moderator to hang back a bit and enjoy the discussion.

Not yet sure what books I'll be returning for, but I hope to be back soon.




My answer to the above Paul is sure! Not to let you off the hook so easily, I have now noticed that Ziki's question was now also answered. Thank you for both.

I think you should be more involved as the moderator like you were on The Road. You said yourself that the author was busy. (smile)
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Re: The best and most complete interview - Tuesday, May 08, 2007

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For of those of you who have lingering questions, the following article is superb. It is the best and most complete interview that I have seen. Many of the questions that we discussed and had...have been finally answered in this interview.

If you read no other interviews, I would suggest reading this one. The interviewer was detailed beyond belief; and there were no diminishing abbreviations. It doesn't change my view of Changez (the protagonist), but it does give me some solid answers to some of the questions that were posed. Hope it helps.

http://jaiarjun.blogspot.com/2007/05/conversation-with-mohsin-hamid.html

Regards,

Bentley

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Re: The best and most complete interview - Tuesday, May 08, 2007



bentley wrote:
For of those of you who have lingering questions, the following article is superb. It is the best and most complete interview that I have seen. Many of the questions that we discussed and had...have been finally answered in this interview.

If you read no other interviews, I would suggest reading this one. The interviewer was detailed beyond belief; and there were no diminishing abbreviations. It doesn't change my view of Changez (the protagonist), but it does give me some solid answers to some of the questions that were posed. Hope it helps.

http://jaiarjun.blogspot.com/2007/05/conversation-with-mohsin-hamid.html

Regards,

Bentley

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Thanks for posting this, Bentley.
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Re: The best and most complete interview - Tuesday, May 08, 2007


PaulH wrote:


bentley wrote:
For of those of you who have lingering questions, the following article is superb. It is the best and most complete interview that I have seen. Many of the questions that we discussed and had...have been finally answered in this interview.

If you read no other interviews, I would suggest reading this one. The interviewer was detailed beyond belief; and there were no diminishing abbreviations. It doesn't change my view of Changez (the protagonist), but it does give me some solid answers to some of the questions that were posed. Hope it helps.

http://jaiarjun.blogspot.com/2007/05/conversation-with-mohsin-hamid.html

Regards,

Bentley

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Thanks for posting this, Bentley.




PaulH,

Your welcome. I thought it was very complete.

Regards,

Bentley
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Re: Jhumpa Lahiri

I picked up today a copy of Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri. When it was published in 1999 it won the Pulitzer Prize and was the young writer's debut novel.

There are so many wonderful reviews of this book:

The Wall Street Journal stated "that the book captures the out of context lives of immigrants, expatriates and first-generation Americans."

The New York Times says, "Lahiri speaks with eloquence to everyone who has ever felt like a foreigner."

The Village Voice says, "Subtle, scenic tales about people trying to reconcile the traditions they have inherited with baffling new cultures."

Thought this might be another interesting read. She seems to see the experience differently and with zeal:

"While the astronauts, heroes forever, spent mere hours on the moon, I have remained in this new world for nearly thirty years. I know that my achievement is quite ordinary. I am not the only man to seek his fortune far from home, and certainly I am not the first. Still, there are times I am bewildered by each mile I have traveled, each meal I have eaten, each person I have known, each room in which I have slept. As ordinary as it all appears, there are times when it is beyond my imagination."

Quite stunning actually.
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Re: Jhumpa Lahiri

For all "The Road" fans here, Oprah's interview with Cormac McCarthy will air June 5th.
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Re: Jhumpa Lahiri


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For all "The Road" fans here, Oprah's interview with Cormac McCarthy will air June 5th.




It is about time; great. But I am now wondering if it will be more about The Santa Fe Institute. Let us hope not.

Thanks for the heads up.

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Re: Jhumpa Lahiri

bentley,
I like both books she wrote. There is some discussion about it on the general fiction forum; you might like to check it out. i didn't read the posts but I remember a discussion with her that was very good.

happy reading
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Re: Jhumpa Lahiri


ziki wrote:
bentley,
I like both books she wrote. There is some discussion about it on the general fiction forum; you might like to check it out. i didn't read the posts but I remember a discussion with her that was very good.

happy reading
ziki




Ziki,

I will check it out when I get a chance. I have read the first two stories: "A Temporary Matter" and "When Mr. Pirzada came to Dine" and thought both were excellent. Decided to sample her writings because of the subject matter, etc.

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Re: Jhumpa Lahiri

hi bentley; I might have mixed it up, it was rather in new releases forum (due to a paperback coming out).
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Re: Jhumpa Lahiri



ziki wrote:
hi bentley; I might have mixed it up, it was rather in new releases forum (due to a paperback coming out).
ziki




Thanks for the update

Bentley
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