Odysseus Abroad

Odysseus Abroad

Book - 2015
Average Rating:
1
Rate this:
It is 1985. Twenty-two-year-old Ananda has been in London for two years, practicing at being a poet. He's homesick, thinks of himself as an inveterate outsider, and yet he can't help feeling that there's something romantic, even poetic, in his isolation. His uncle Radhesh, a magnificent failure who lives in genteel impoverishment and celibacy, has been in London for nearly three decades. The novel follows them on one of their weekly, familiar forays about town.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2015
ISBN: 9781101874516
1101874511
Characteristics: 204 p. ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Odysseus abroad : a novel

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

manoush Jun 03, 2015

Despite the rave reviews on the back cover, this is a tedious and uninspired novel. An Indian student studying English literature wakes up, obsesses over his noisy neighbors, walks around London with his bachelor uncle, then comes back to his tiny apartment. The problem isn't in the mundane material or lack of plot. The trouble is that Chaudhuri's writing isn't artful enough to turn the ordinary into the magical. Even compared to other novels that are all about a character's interiority, "Odysseus Abroad" just doesn't measure up. James Joyce he's not, not even close. "Odysseus Abroad" feels more like a conceit than a fresh work of imagination.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at CALS

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top