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Burn The Library And Other Fictions

Authored By: Sunil Sharma

Publisher:  Authorspress

ISBN-13: 9789391314545

Year of Publication: 2021

Pages: 118

                                       Binding: Paperback(PB)

Category:  Poetry, Fiction and Short Stories

Price in Rs. 265.50

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About the Book


A book that interrogates the inherited realities and truths of a middle-class world through the literary genre of short fiction that becomes malleable and flexi in the hands of the narrator. It provides glimpses into the realms and dimensions that are there, not there, beyond the tangible, out in a remote ether/ space, as tiny atoms---the slew of moments, moods and scenarios that are to be crystallized, in the womb of time, yet perceived by a critical eye and receptive mind, traversing landscapes literary and artistic in a heightened state. Kind of solitude that conveys to inner self---the elusive connect that quickly opens up fresh vistas for both the reporter and the fellow traveler alike. Fact and fiction collide silently, merge seamlessly and out of the creative synergy obtained a new form and expression born. Possibilities are hinted; meetings with iconic authors re-imagined; grim realities of a system documented and exposed.  Art and reality interface to produce a new epistemology of being and meaning in an 'absurd' universe. Fictions that draw upon the routine and expertly expand the consciousness of the recipient, changing radically the ways of seeing. These fictions challenge the logic of a mass industry by positing critical insights, making us think and re-think the given narrative, official discourse and version, and, arrive at our independent conclusions.

About the Author


Sunil Sharma, Ph.D (English), is a senior academic, critic, literary editor and author with 22 published books: Seven collections of poetry; three of short fiction; one novel; a critical study of the novel, and, nine joint anthologies on prose, poetry and criticism, and, one joint poetry collection. He is, among others, a recipient of the UK-based Destiny Poets' inaugural Poet of the Year award---2012. His poems were published in the prestigious UN project: Happiness: The Delight-Tree: An Anthology of Contemporary International Poetry, in the year 2015. Sunil edits the English section of the monthly bilingual journal Setu published from Pittsburgh, USA. For more details, please visit the link: