Boman Desai. The Memory of Elephants.(Book Review)(Brief Article)

Boman Desai is a writer who has worked as an auditor, secretary, farmhand, bartender, musician, and teacher. He is also the author of "Asylum, USA,

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Copyright 2015. Boman Desai. All rights reserved

Copyright 2015. Boman Desai. All rights reserved

Boman Desai, who grew up in Bombay and was educated in the United States, began writing in 1976. It follows that his debut novel, , would shuttle back and forth between Anglo and Indian worlds, neither critical nor laudatory, but clearly giving credence to the efficacy of both. Grounded in history, both panoramic and intimate, is a visually evocative story chiefly concerned with memory—collective, personal, and perceived.

Copyright 2015. Boman Desai. All rights reserved

In 1996, when the Davidsbündler site first appeared on the internet, one of the first visitors to volunteer for service was Boman Desai, who offered an under the name of Hansi. Now, almost eight years later, Book One of his novel has appeared in print.

Copyright 2015. Boman Desai. All rights reserved
Boman Desai is among the leading authorities on Johannes Brahms. He once settled a dispute between two scholars regarding a particular episode pertaining to Brahms’s boyhood. His readings from TRIO, his nonfiction novel about the Schumanns and Brahms, have been called Performances. He becomes the characters, going to the length of adopting a German accent with all the attendant emotions that the dialogue requires. It’s more fun for him that way, and also for his audiences. The readings, including the Q&A, take about an hour.Boman Desai is among the leading authorities on Johannes Brahms. He once settled a dispute between two scholars regarding a particular episode pertaining to Brahms’s boyhood. His readings from TRIO, his nonfiction novel about the Schumanns and Brahms, have been called Performances. He becomes the characters, going to the length of adopting a German accent with all the attendant emotions that the dialogue requires. It’s more fun for him that way, and also for his audiences. The readings, including the Q&A, take about an hour.I feel most sorry for books which are falling apart. A tattered copy of by Boman Desai managed only one cautious read, held together by paper binder clips. Although I loved the book, and even told him so when I met him during a book reading for another author, I couldn’t find another copy of the book.Stonecoast Flash Readings II and Student Open Mic, 7:30 p.m. for the Flash Readings, 8-9 p.m. for Student Open Mic, Thursday, Casco Room, Harraseeket Inn, Freeport; Stonecoast MFA faculty members will share three minutes of their work. Presenters include: Jeanne Marie Beaumont, Breena Clarke, Boman Desai, Elizabeth Hand, Nancy Holder, Michael Kimball, David Mura, Alexs Pate, Elizabeth Searle; students will read for three minutes; free and open to the public.
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Boman Desai, who grew up in Bombay and was educated in the United States, began writing in 1976. It follows that his debut novel, The Memory of Elephants, would shuttle back and forth between Anglo and Indian worlds, neither critical nor laudatory, but clearly giving credence to the efficacy of both. Grounded in history, both panoramic and intimate, The Memory of Elephants is a visually evocative story chiefly concerned with memorycollective, personal, and perceived.

Boman Desai was born and raised in Bombay (now Mumbai), but has lived his adult life in Chicago

Boman Desai (Author of The Memory of Elephants)

"[O]ne more star in the literary firmament of Parsi fiction. Into this arena dominated by expatriate writers like Rohinton Mistry, Bapsi Sidhwa, and Boman Desai enters Sohrab Homi Fracis with his collection of short stories, ....[Underlying] a poignant and sympathetic tone...is a strange and uncanny streak of violence as the protagonists try to come to terms with themselves."

Desai’s first chapter, To the Gewandhaus, appears here by permission and unedited: Boman Desai’s

Boman Desai - University of Chicago Press

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