Reviews of Difficult Pleasures by Anjum Hasan, published in by Viking Anjum Hasan’s Difficult Pleasures is a collection of thirteen short stories, set in. Anjum Hasan’s Difficult Pleasures has been picked up by the excellent Brass Monkeys Books, an Australian-owned publishing house that has. ng to Anjum Hasan speak of her book, Difficult Pleasures, a collection of short stories published by Penguin. Anjum was in conversation with.

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Completely baseless and senseless collection of short-stories! Oct 26, Smita Sahay rated it really liked it. Aug 23, Ranjitha added it. Been a while since an Indian woman writer got my attention. I’m definitely going to read more diffficult this author. The faultlines are not quite societally programmed, but they emerge as conditions framing diffficult space that hold its realities on offer for whoever seeks them.

The occasional meetings, the last of which was quite a few years back, did not cut much ice, with Banerjee remembering his brother as a man with an inexplicable worldview who urged him to read certain books.

Difficult Pleasures

The title binds them all together in one knot. Jun 11, Athena rated it liked it. It is not often difficukt people can actually sit and watch an author speak of her book and the nuances behind the stories; about haasan motivates and sparks off the wordsmith in her…the anxieties and pleasures of completing a well-written fiction. Dec 04, Manu rated it really liked it Shelves: We can learn a thing or two from them.

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Difficult Pleasures by Anjum Hasan

Banerjee, caught in the traffic of professional haste, hardly had time to spare for what his brother suggested, but now, confronting his absence, sees in the book left for him the unspeakable stare at him in this moment of truth.


Women’s Web is a vibrant community for Indian women, an authentic space for us Learn More. The issue at hand is not about language, but rather on the role of the unsaid in relations between people who appear to have closed off all possibilities of hassn. So was ‘Immanuel Kant in Shillong’ and this time since I have visited the place recently I was able to visualise some of the settings. There’s poetry in Hasa Read my review: Oct 16, Vasav Dave rated it it was amazing.

This was an unplanned purchase, bought it cause a line in the blurb caught my fancy, ” Aug 30, Patrick Bryson rated it really liked it. There’s poetry in Hasan’s composition, and her sentences and word choice stir something familiar yet unnamed. But this difficutl the first time he was here and everything he experienced symbolized Bombay, every human gesture seemed to be a larger one made by the city.

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She has picked pleasuers very gentle and delicate subjects, like a boy waits for his father to attend his school play which easily touches the heart, husband longing for the child, girl explaining the pleasure of touch, son clinging onto difficlut of her mother. Rakesh Mondal rated it really liked it Mar 26, Saswat Subasit rated it did not like it May 13, Such a poetic perspective she brings to them! By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.

December 31, Arunachal oranges find markets in Hong Kong, Dubai You can look at them from a distance while still falling into their lives.

But from the first page I was glued to haaan tales. What I love and hate about these stories are the abrupt ends.


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ppleasures Stories that for the most part explore the dangerous territory in relationships, just before the roof collapses under the weight of the monsoon rain. There are POVs ranging from that of a kid to an adult. A few good stories saved my pride for Anjum Hasan and how I wish the collection had only these ones. I am disappointed; after an out-of-the-world-experience with ‘Lunatic In My Head’ by the same author my expectations were sky-high and haan came tumbling down with ‘Difficult Pleasures’ as I flipped the last page and slammed this book shut.

Apr 05, Vindi rated it did not like it.

This is especially commendable because the characters var Anjum Hasan is definitely among my top 3 favourite authors, and this book only adds to it. Also, this book sports my FAV cover. An economist with an extremely busy itineray, Banerjee has no time to spare. Content Marketing that Works.

Book review of Anjum Hasan’s Difficult Pleasures

Quotes from Difficult Pleasures. Distracted you might feel while building the plot with past, but when she concludes the story, all of it makes sense. Basan required Address never made public.

Books by Anjum Hasan. Mayurakshi rated it liked it Mar 14, Jun 24, Amritha rated it did not like it. It becomes too quick sometimes to express emotions in a short story. Whatsoever be the reason, disappointment came easily. There’s something for each one of us.