Zulfikar Ghose

COLUMN: POETRY IN TRANSLATION

COLUMN: POETRY IN TRANSLATION

Sometimes, reading a chance remark that asserts a surprising claim persuades us to reread a text to see if we’d... Published 23 Aug, 2020 07:15am
COLUMN: THE SYCORAX SYNDROME

COLUMN: THE SYCORAX SYNDROME

In an unpublished essay composed some 10 years ago, titled ‘The Sycorax Syndrome’, English poet Christopher Middleton Published 28 Jun, 2020 06:56am
COLUMN: VERGA AND ITALIAN MODERNISM

COLUMN: VERGA AND ITALIAN MODERNISM

The eminence claimed for Lampedusa is based on referring to his novel as that by a Sicilian writing about Sicily. Updated 03 May, 2020 12:40pm
COLUMN: TWO POEMS

COLUMN: TWO POEMS

Two unpublished poems from the writer… Published 08 Mar, 2020 08:19am
COLUMN: BOMBAL AND HER VISION

COLUMN: BOMBAL AND HER VISION

Long before the much-celebrated Latin American boom that is associated with the 1967 publication of One Hundred ... Updated 30 Dec, 2019 02:30pm
COLUMN: THE MAKING OF DJUNA BARNES

COLUMN: THE MAKING OF DJUNA BARNES

Reading T.S. Eliot’s letters, one learns how an obscure work by an unknown writer is pushed to the attention of a... Updated 28 Oct, 2019 11:39am
COLUMN: THE CASE OF GEORGE BARKER

COLUMN: THE CASE OF GEORGE BARKER

The letters in the seventh volume of T.S. Eliot’s massive correspondence — written during 1934-35 when he was a... Updated 26 Aug, 2019 09:55am
COLUMN: PASSAGE TO BEAUTY

COLUMN: PASSAGE TO BEAUTY

As we read in history, since ancient times the Indian subcontinent has attracted explorers and invaders to raid its... Updated 24 Jun, 2019 09:40am
COLUMN: UNPOETIC POETS

COLUMN: UNPOETIC POETS

Much of today’s English-language poetry seems to be written by people who believe themselves to be poets, but have... Published 28 Apr, 2019 07:16am
COLUMN: IN MEMORIAM TENNYSON

COLUMN: IN MEMORIAM TENNYSON

Some years ago I visited the English department of a university in Pakistan and, on entering the chairman’s ... Updated 26 Nov, 2018 03:32pm
COLUMN: PEREC AND THE PUZZLED SELF

COLUMN: PEREC AND THE PUZZLED SELF

Many readers may have heard of a French novel called La Disparition by Georges Perec, written without using the... Updated 16 Sep, 2018 10:37am
COLUMN: EXILED AMONG SPIDERS

COLUMN: EXILED AMONG SPIDERS

Summertime and the tourists are abroad, I among them, seeing the world through a veil of ignorance cast over it like... Published 22 Jul, 2018 07:59am
COLUMN: AMONG EYELESS STATUES

COLUMN: AMONG EYELESS STATUES

The shock that then jolts the reader is the substitution in the reader’s mind of the rats by people... Published 20 May, 2018 08:02am
COLUMN: ALL BECAUSE ALICE WAS TIRED

COLUMN: ALL BECAUSE ALICE WAS TIRED

When John Ashbery died last summer, I was reminded of the novel he co-wrote with James Schuyler, A Nest of Ninnies,... Updated 14 Jan, 2018 06:42pm

COLUMN: A HERO OF OUR TIME

At another time in another place, a writer complained in the preface to his novel. Updated 13 Nov, 2017 11:47am
COLUMN: SO, YOU WANT TO BE PUBLISHED?

COLUMN: SO, YOU WANT TO BE PUBLISHED?

Half a century ago, a competition for a first book of poems, to be judged by W.H. Auden and Stephen Spender, for... Published 17 Sep, 2017 07:01am
COLUMN: The Unforgettable Hatterr

COLUMN: The Unforgettable Hatterr

There’s many a neglected genius in literary history. Sometimes, chance leads one to discover a work of... Updated 10 Apr, 2017 05:24pm