Saturday, June 11, 2011

Quick thoughts on VS Naipaul finds no woman writer his literary match - not even Jane Austen and the various responses that have been cropping up on the web:


Did we try asking:

What did he say?

Why did he say it?

Does it matter?

If it matters, how?

If it doesn't matter, why are we talking about it?

Instead what we asked is:

How can he say it?

How dare he?

He is a ##$%^^&(**&^^%

He has always been a %$#^%*%

What else can you expect from him?

Does he know what he is talking about?

Perhaps, we should also ask:

Do we know what we are talking about?

3 comments:

Sunil said...

Dear L,

just saw this now, will write. In fact have written almost everyday of fleting thoughts on the topic, but haven't had time to cut it prune it. Will post soon.

regards

Aruna Jayaraman said...

Well Well Well! I have been looking for a book to read, its going to be a Naipaul now! Hope he stands up to his comments! :-) Thanks Lavanya!

Sankar said...

I cant completely deny his comments, even though "Pride and Prejudice" was far better than "A Bend in the river"