Boxwalla’s December 2021 Book Box – All Four Book Options!
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Here is more info on each book:
BOX 1: The Collected Novellas of Stefan Zweig by Stefan Zweig
A casual introduction, a challenge to a simple game of chess, a lovers’ reunion, a meaningless infidelity: from such small seeds Zweig brings forth five startlingly tense tales–meditations on the fragility of love, the limits of obsession, the combustibility of secrets and betrayal.
BOX 2: The Dog of Tithwal by Saadat Hasan Manto
A master of the short story, Saadat Hasan Manto opens a window onto Bombay’s demimonde—its prostitutes, rickshaw drivers, artists, and strays as well probing the pain and bewilderment of the Hindus, Muslims, and Sikhs ripped apart by the India-Pakistan Partition. From a stray dog caught in the crossfire at the fresh border of India and Pakistan to friendly neighbors turned enemy soldiers pausing for tea together in a momentary cease-fire—Manto shines incandescent light into hidden corners with an unflinching gaze, and a fierce humanism.
BOX 3: Deep Sightings and Rescue Missions by Toni Bambara
Edited and with a Preface by Toni Morrison, this posthumous collection of short stories, essays, and interviews offers lasting evidence of Bambara’s passion, lyricism, and tough critical intelligence. Included are tales of mothers and daughters, rebels and seeresses, community activists, and aging gangbangers, as well as essays on film and literature, politics and race, and on the difficulties and necessities of forging an identity as an artist, activist, and black woman. It is a treasure trove not only for those familiar with Bambara’s work but for a new generation of readers who will recognize her contribution to contemporary American letters.
BOX 4: Excellent Women by Barbara Pym
One of Barbara Pym’s richest and most amusing high comedies, Excellent Women has at its center Mildred Lathbury, a clergyman’s daughter and a mild-mannered spinster in 1950s England. She is one of those “excellent women,” the smart, supportive, repressed women who men take for granted. As Mildred gets embroiled in the lives of her new neighbors—anthropologist Helena Napier and her handsome, dashing husband, Rocky, and Julian Malory, the vicar next door—the novel presents a series of snapshots of human life as actually, and pluckily, lived in a vanishing world of manners and repressed desires.
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