Anita Desai is one of India’s foremost writers. She has written numerous works of fiction, including Clear Light of Day (), In Custody (), and Fasting. Editions. Journey To Ithaca . Anita Desai · Paperback · Ebook. View more editions. Buy from Buy from – arrow icon. Hive · Waterstones. In trying to unravel the reasons for a young man’s search for spiritual realisation, this book combines the ambitions of a literary work with the.

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Apr 26, Uthpala Dassanayake rated it really liked it.

From Publishers Weekly Desai’s exquisite, exotic 10th novel follows well-to-do European newlyweds who, inembark on a spiritual search in India. What distinguishes Anita Desai’s work is her vivid and beautiful description of nature. Finally his parents decided to take him back home and they found a tutor, Fabian, for his education.

Sometimes it is just better that dwsai – not knowing what really happens next and leave it up to the readers to make out an ending. Journey to Ithaca by Anita Desai. Feb 01, Cathy rated it did not like it. Desai writes with intelligence and power.


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Looking for More Great Reads? Matteo on the other hand was ithqca seized by madness with his quest for the “devine light” despite the warnings that “the gods are destructive in this country”. Moreover, it felt like either of them were not mature enough to recognize the people they were with.

What I got instead, was restlessness, about the incomplete stories, characters, spirituality, confusion. I am no sinner.

I don’t remember much of this book but the setting was haunting and the idea of seeking spiritualism was inspiring and groundbreaking. At some point of time i was not sure what was the point of the story Share your thoughts with other customers.

Journey to Ithaca

The unexpected, some would say unresolved, ending was a surprise. One person found this helpful.

Oh and poor Sophie. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. AND a proper ending, pleaseLl. I don’t like any of the characters. Being an Indian who has spent her childhood outside India, my views of my country have varied though my life. If expressed well, the story would have been very nice as I already said, the concept was really good. It starts in an intriguing manner.


Open Preview See a Problem? She is more of a believer of love which is why she is willing to follow Matteo to every corner of the earth even though their beliefs and needs are so different at this point.

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Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Paperbackpages. Captured desxi two contrasting views of spiritual pursuit: I had to struggle to finish it. I feel in an attempt to capture everything Indian Canvas There is a slight hint that Matteo also may have made his much delayed arrival…. May 17, Samarpita Sharma rated it liked it. In India, together they visit swamis, gurus, ashrams — uthaca searching. Why would anyone want to write about this kind of indulgent, boring uninteresting people, even though I know their type exist?

I expected a spiritual journey for the reader along with its characters but this one seems to be going nowhere.