Reviews of Difficult Pleasures by Anjum Hasan, published in by Viking Anjum Hasan’s Difficult Pleasures is a collection of thirteen short stories, set in. Anjum Hasan’s Difficult Pleasures has been picked up by the excellent Brass Monkeys Books, an Australian-owned publishing house that has. ng to Anjum Hasan speak of her book, Difficult Pleasures, a collection of short stories published by Penguin. Anjum was in conversation with.

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Pramathesh Borkotoky rated it really liked it Nov 25, Anjum Hasan is a delight to read. Stories that for the most part explore the dangerous territory in relationships, just before plaesures roof collapses under the weight of the monsoon rain.

Mayurakshi rated it liked it Mar 14, A collection of thirteen short stories and I found it difficult to seek any pleasure by reading ‘Difficult Pleasures’. View all 6 comments.

Difficult Pleasures by Anjum Hasan

Most of the stories occur in the minds of the characters, drawing the reader into the mental landscape of the narratives. Want diffficult Read Currently Reading Read. The title binds them all together in one knot. To see what your friends thought of this book, please pleasurws up. Oct 16, Vasav Dave rated it it was amazing. Notify me of new posts via email.

Arun Budhathoki on Melamchi: When asked by a member of the audience whether her novel Lunatic in My Head captures part of her own adolescent life as a school girl of Loreto Convent, Anjum said it is inevitable that part of the authors own poeasures and discontents would creep into her fiction. Some of the stories are really good, and some seem to act as fillers.


Difficult Pleasures

The book has thirteen short stories that have a varied set of characters in different circumstances. As the jacket informs us, some of the stories are borderline surreal, but that doesn’t take away from the empathy that the author has and seems to be able to evoke in the reader. December 31, Arunachal oranges find markets in Hong Kong, Dubai The need for performance, called upon by the European scout Frieda and its complete lack in Mrs Ali is the ironic counterpoint that Hasan invests in so much, and it is this mapping of the world and the individual at odds that stands out, making the story so fresh and invigorating.

Hasan cares about getting it just right.

Difficult Pleasures by Anjum Hasan

There is an unnamed tension running through the book, leaving the impression that things are never quite right, and that the characters are all on the verge of doing something desperate – perhaps just to make sure that they can still feel A Day in the Life. There is a bitter-sweet feel in this story of childhood where fantasy and reality come to be bound in ways that neither Prasad and Natesha had prepared themselves for.


While the normal tendency is to head for the familiar and the known, these characters want to be lost for a while and then perhaps head towards uncharted territory. She prefers to remain in her familiar space, and even as her art receives the attention of an expert scout, she feels comfortable in her self-enclosed world.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Sep 14, Manjul Bajaj rated it really liked it.

Follow Women’s Web newsletters facebook twitter gplus. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Uff, this woman can write.

Sep 04, David rated it liked it. Her characters seem to be stru ‘Difficult Pleasures’ is a collection of, seemingly simple and ordinary but very beautifully pleaaures, short stories by Anjum Hasan.

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The issue at hand is not about language, but rather on the role of the unsaid in relations between people who appear to have closed off all possibilities of re-engagement. Also, this book sports my FAV pleasurex. These are stories you’d want to come back to on a rainy day and reread them again and again.