[PDF / Epub] ✅ The Women in Cages: Collected Stories Author Vilas Sarang – Writerscompany.co.uk
What a gem. With His Debut Collection Of Short Stories In English, Fair Tree Of The Void , Vilas Sarang Established Himself As A Writer Of Great Gifts, And One With A Unique Sensibility And Literary Vision His Works Since In Marathi And English Have Confirmed His Reputation As One Of India S Finest And Most Daring Contemporary Writers The Women In Cages Brings Together All His Short Stories Written In English, Both Previously Published And New, Brilliantly Highlighting His Singular Imagination And Style From The Desecration Of A Funeral Pyre By The Simple Act Of Warming One S Hands On The Blaze To The Transformation Of A Man Into A Gigantic Phallus Enticing Crowds Of Devoted As A Live Symbol Of Lord Shiva From The Prostitute Who Uses The Occult To Generate Numerous Vaginas All Over Her Body To A Military General Who Abolishes An Entire Season For Fear Of Revolution, Sarang Presents Startling Thematic Variety , Always Suggestive Of Strange And Haunting Alternative Universes That Transcend Time And Space Gritty And Disturbing, And Leavened By Wit And Compassion, The Women In Cages Is A Masterful Attempt At Capturing The Myraid Nuances Of Modern LifeSarang Is An Original He Writes Clearly And Beautifully About Often Bizarre Events In A Precisely Realized World Anthony Thwaite, Poet And Former Editor Of Encounter Brilliantly bizarre I savoured every one even the ones that didn t quite land. It s a good book very good stories But some stories are abusred I did nt understand But writing techniq is interesting. An excellent collection of short stories that range from the bizarre to the mundane, this is a must read for anyone who is a fan of this kind of prose Insightful, pertinent and brilliant. This book was a random pick from the library.Honestly speaking I was attracted to the cover image and title of the book But I m glad that I chose it or rather the book chose me This is a collection of short stories in five sections Almost all the stories revolves around Mumbai It is not something you get to read frequently The stories are bizarre, but interesting and haunting at the same time. Kafka influenced stories no surprise since the author did his thesis under Prof Breon Mitchell, who has done a most remarkable translation possibly the best till date of The Trial The stories are rooted in the urban metropolis of India, but that s where the similarity ends with other Indian writers writing in English These stories take weird shapes , forms, revel in absurdism and abstract metaphors , punctuated by black, dry humour The best ones are going to linger for a long time.