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Literature

BITTERSWEET ENDINGS

We fall in love and we break up. These are two of the most common themes found in nature and in literature. Some of the best pieces of literature, music and cinema involve love and break ups. Personally, while I enjoy good stories of love and passion, I also have an unending appetite for stories that do not have a happy ending. And, I am not talking only about one-sided love or unrequited love. What I have in mind...

Tangents

Photography and Literature

Photography and Literature

When the photography was invented in 1840, literature warmly greeted it. Why? I think the ability of photographs to precisely describe what is in front of the camera caught the imagination of writers who felt less threatened by photography than painters did. Authors as diverse as Edgar Allan Poe, Walt Whitman, John Ruskin and Virginia Woolf were early supporters of photography. Some writers quickly recognized     photography's marketing potential: Whitman and Mark Twain used their photographic portraits for public relations. To be sure, photography had enemies in literature. Perhaps the most famous was French poet Charles Baudelaire who repeatedly attacked photography, once warning photographers: “You will never become artists. All you...

Nobel winner Garcia Marquez in hospital

Nobel winner Garcia Marquez in hospital

The Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez, winner of the 1982 Nobel Prize for Literature, has been taken to hospital in Mexico City. Garcia Marquez, who is 87, is being treated for a lung and urinary tract infection, said Mexican officials. He has made few public appearances in recent years. He is considered one of the greatest...

Prof Anisuzaman receives Padma Bhusan award

Prof Anisuzaman receives Padma Bhusan award

Professor Emeritus Anisuzzaman received the Padma Bhusan award, the third highest civilian award in New Delhi, India yesterday. President of India Pranab Mukherjee conferred the award on Professor Anisuzzaman. Anisuzzaman was awarded at the Civil Investiture Awards Ceremony at the Durbar Hall of Rashtrapati Bhavan, according to a press release of Indian High Commission. Anisuzzaman, who...

Literature

Writers Without Borders

Writers Without Borders

There cannot be any history without literature. A literary work is not merely an exposition of silent thoughts but a mirror of socio-cultural experiences and sentiments that comes from the surroundings of the writer. Keeping the importance of literature in mind, the two-day long SAARC Literary Festival 2014 was organised in Dhaka with...

Tahmima shortlisted for Sunday Times short story award

Tahmima shortlisted for Sunday Times short story award

Bangladeshi-British writer Tahmima Anam has been shortlisted for the world’s most valuable prize for a short story, the Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award. Tahmima will go head-to-head with Pulitzer prize-winners Elizabeth Strout and Adam Johnson, British writers Anna Metcalfe and Jonathan Tel and Canadian-American author Marjorie Celona for the award. The shotlist was announced on Friday. The winner will be announced at a gala dinner at Stationers' Hall in London on April 4. Author of The Good Muslim and A Golden Age, winner of the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best First Book, Tahmima was shortlisted for her story titled 'Anwar Gets Everything'. Announcement of shortlist for 2014 ST @ShortStoryAward #stefg - digital:...

The week that was

The week that was

Five talented personalities were honoured for their contribution to the cultural field at the district level on Friday. A cultural show was also staged by local singers. The five who gained recognition were Ranjan Kumar Bhaumik (in the musical instrument category), Dr. Sudhir Samaddar (drama), Jalal Uddin (Jatra pala), Azizul Shah alias Mukul Shah...

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