“When it rains here, the skies splatter open, as if Mr. Hyde had taken a knife to a beautiful woman, ripping her apart, smiling thunderously over her remains. It’s a brutal rain here, like everything else.” Story of the Week (December 6), by Anis Shivani.Read More
Anis Shivani is the author of ‘My Tranquil War and Other Poems’ (2012), ‘The Fifth Lash and Other Stories’ (2012), ‘Against the Workshop’ (2011), ‘Anatolia and Other Stories’ (2009), and the forthcoming novel ‘Karachi Raj’ (2013). Other books recently finished or in progress include two books of poetry; a novel; and two books of criticism, ‘Literature at the Global Crossroads and Plastic Realism: Neoliberal Discourse in the New American Novel’. Anis’s work appears in the ‘Boston Review’, ‘Threepenny Review’, ‘Iowa Review’, ‘London Magazine’, ‘Cambridge Quarterly’, ‘Times Literary Supplement’, and many other journals.
Editor’s Note: ‘The House on Bahadur Shah Zafar Road’ is reprinted from Anis Shivani’s collection ‘The Fifth Lash and Other Stories’ (C&R Press, 2012), with the kind permission of the author.
Mr. Shivani talks to Sauleha Kamal about ‘world literature’, the malign influence of the marketplace, and authoritarianism in various guises…Read More
In the opening essay from ‘Literature at the Global Crossroads’, Anis Shivani reflects on the past, present, and future of ‘World Literature’Read More
“Since spring, Geneva has thrown open her home to soldiers.”
Poem of the Week (August 20), by Anis Shivani
Story of the Week (August 9), by Anis ShivaniRead More