Reading the uninteresting, Upamanyu Chatterjee’s English, August : an Indian story.
Date of Issue2012
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
The only obligation to which in advance we may hold a novel . . . is that it be interesting. Henry James, “The Art of Fiction,” 1884 What seems beautiful to me, what I should like to write, is a book about nothing. Gustave Flaubert, Letter to Louise Colet, January 1852.