Days and Nights in Calcutta

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Penguin, 1977 - Calcutta (India) - 314 pages
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This book is actually written by Clarke Blasie and Bharati Mukherjee - husband and wife. Blaise's portion of the book was horrible. Mukherjee's I liked. Therefore the "It was ok" review. Read full review

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Clark Blaise was born April 10, 1940 in Fargo, North Dakota. He is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa, and he was also the director of the International Writing Program. While living in Montreal in the early 1970s he joined with authors Raymond Fraser, Hugh Hood, John Metcalf and Ray Smith to form the celebrated Montreal Story Tellers Fiction Performance Group. In 2009, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada "for his contributions to Canadian letters as an author, essayist, teacher, and founder of the post-graduate program in creative writing at Concordia University. His works include Southern Stories, Time Lord, Pittsburgh Stories, and Montreal Stories.

Bharati Mukherjee was born in Calcutta, India in 1940 to a wealthy, traditional family. She attended the universities of Calcutta and Baroda, where she earned a master's degree in English and Ancient Indian Culture. In 1961, she came to the United States to attend the Writers Workshop and earned her master's of fine arts and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Iowa. In 1963, Mukherjee married Clark Blaise, a Canadian author, and immigrated to Canada. She became a naturalized citizen in 1972. While she was teaching English at McGill University, she began writing fiction. Living in Canada was difficult for Mukherjee so, with her husband, she moved back to the United States and became a citizen. She then taught creative writing at Columbia University, New York University and Queens College and then became Professor of English at the University of California at Berkeley. Some of Mukherjee's titles include: "Wife" (1975), "Days and Nights in Calcutta" (1977), Middleman and Other Stories" (1988), "Holder of the World" (1993), and "Leave It To Me" (1997). In 1988 she won the National Book Critics Circle Award (The Middleman and Other Stories).

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