Handel, organ concerti, op. 7.
- Rohinton Mistry, Family
I liked this novel. It’s set in modern
Bombay (also known as Mumbai, a fact that has some
significance in the course of the novel), and follows the
fortunes of an extended family of seven individuals: an old
man, his three children, the husband of one of the daughters,
and their two children. The novel covers a period of a few
months (apart from an extended epilogue that takes place a
number of years later), and is thus quite small and
self-contained in its scope. This gives the novel time and
space to give us quite detailed pictures of each of these
characters (as well as a few others from outside the family).
The novel describes a period in the life of this family that
is rather stressful (because of the old man’s ill health), and
while characters occasionally behave regrettably, they’re all
quite human and understandable in their motives. There are no
monsters, and even when things look difficult, there’s room
for humour and humanity. I’d definitely recommend this novel
as a well-crafted character study. The setting adds further
interest to the novel. In addition to being in Bombay, the
central family are Parsis, Indian practitioners of
Zoroastrianism. This has greatest significance in the
epilogue, but gives aspects of the novel an important slant.
For example, Parsis apparently have an extremely good
reputation for honesty in India.
Joseph Roth, The Radetzky March.
It seems that my browser on this computer (Phoenix) is
Unicode compatible, so that all I need to do to get lambda
characters is write
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again, λ. This is as efficient as LaTeX, given that in
LaTeX, you will need to follow the
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news stories from the US:
DALLAS — A biology professor who refuses to write letters of
recommendation for his students if they don’t believe in evolution
is being accused of religious discrimination, and federal officials
are investigating, the school said.