Bhubaneswar; The man who scripted literary success in 2010 with the publication of Pentacles, touched the very core of his readers with realistic themes touching upon complex human relationships – their darker and labyrinthine sides – in the urban milieu of present industrial society, in a lucid, engaging style, has now come up with his new book entitled as “Etchings of the First Quarter of 2020”. This is available on Amazon and also got the Amazon bestseller Tag.
Etchings of the First Quarter of 2020 by Sabarna Roy is a celebration of emotions and a truly delectable reading experience. It is fresh and something out of the box that will create an impression in the book shelf of avid reader’s.
Sabarna Roy’s latest book Etchings of the First Quarter of 2020 comprises a novella and a poem cycle. The novella, in the background is a sweetly evolving dialogue between a step-father and a step-daughter, and in the foreground it is a dissection of ideas pivoted around dualism of human life by discussing literary characters like, Lolita, Humbert Humbert, Anna Karenina, and Nikhilesh; thought-leaders like Hegel, Marx, and Heisenberg; political phenomena like, the Bolshevik Revolution; schizophrenia, love as an idea, and the secret love story of T S Eliot; and ecological phenomena like, marine conservation, and all of this is done in a unique way, almost as if we are engaged in a conversation with the author, to make us realize the plurality of life and accepting it to find peace and harmony in life.
The poem cycle is an anthology of 20 sharp edged poems that excite and thrill you as you are encapsulated in the whirlwind of the confrontations between the poet and his alter-ego.
A civil engineer turned storyteller, Sabarna Roy shows his profound understanding of dualism of human life in Etchings of the First Quarter of 2020.
He uses a novellic manner of ideas for this purpose: through two letters — Letter to a Step-daughter and A Letter to Suranjana.
The book looks like a journey of the protagonist in-scripted on the pages of life. The book is divided into different sections with different perspectives and the author has attempted to pen down poems and opinions to let the readers go deep into it.
The Book carries some beautiful, and delicious lines that would make you return to this book everyday just to find yourself in the musings of the sparkling poetic idiom.
An Excerpt From the Book:
He would burn
But not turn to ashes
To resonate my hate
The book Etchings of the First Quarter of 2020 concludes with Winter Poems 2020. It again traverses through manifold moods of human psyche in the light of very complex passages of human brain that make us commit follies, crimes and perhaps, other dark deeds. Now, talking about some of the poems in the poem cycle Winter Poems penned down by the author, it is thrilling and full of action, just like the year 2020. There are poems on Jallianwala Bagh, Dr. X, Sam Mendes, Death, and Civilisation.