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Zulfikar Ghose

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 May 20, 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 Jan 14, 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 Nov 13, 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 Sep 17, 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 Apr 10, 2017 05:24pm
COLUMN: What’s it all about?

COLUMN: What’s it all about?

REVIEWING a new play on the radio, a drama critic described it at length — a soldier returning from Afghanistan... Updated Feb 05, 2017 09:32am
Fraudulent fame

Fraudulent fame

There may be several reasons why a writer reaches the heights of popularity, but great writing is not necessarily one of Published Dec 25, 2016 07:18am
Extraordinary stories

Extraordinary stories

On some of the best short story writers and how their craft is executed Published Oct 30, 2016 07:27am
Poets as critics

Poets as critics

John Dryden and Alexander Pope’s expressions of what constituted a great poem set an example that has been followed by Published Aug 28, 2016 07:24am
The Faustian saga

The Faustian saga

A look at the German legend of Faust and an array of artistic and literary works it has influenced throughout history Updated Jul 10, 2016 08:45am
To inspire young writers

To inspire young writers

On writing in a foreign language — English — and the penchant for using quotations Published Apr 10, 2016 06:58am
COLUMN: In the light of chance

COLUMN: In the light of chance

On the brilliance of Joseph Conrad and what his correspondence reveals about his literary struggles and writing process Published Feb 21, 2016 07:11am
COLUMN: Not lost in translation

COLUMN: Not lost in translation

Translated works of foreign-language authors open up a whole new world of literature for writers and readers alike Published Nov 15, 2015 06:59am