Discontent and Its Civilizations: Dispatches from Lahore, New York, and London by Mohsin Hamid

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Read Discontent and Its Civilizations: Dispatches from Lahore, New York, and London Online Free - In Discontent and Its Civilizations, Mohsin Hamid traces the fracture lines generated by a decade and a half of seismic change, from the "war on terror" to the struggles of individuals to maintain humanity in the rigid face of ideology, or the indifferent face of globalization. Whether he's discussing courtship rituals or pop culture, drones or the rhythms of daily life in an extended family compound, he transports us beyond the alarmist headlines of an anxious West and a volatile East and helps to bring a dazzling diverse world within emotional and intellectual reach.

Title : Discontent and Its Civilizations: Dispatches from Lahore, New York, and London
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ISBN : 1594633657
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 240 pages


Trish rated it ★★★★★

October 19, 2015

This slim book of essays by Mohsin Hamid is one of the most interesting and important books per square inch of space that I have read in a very long time. I have had difficulty reading lately, with lots of distractions and changes in my own life. Hamid’s small book of nonfiction essays promised t...

Faizan rated it ★★★★★

November 17, 2014

Absolutely fantastic read. Although a very brief book, likely to be finished by most readers in a day or two, it is profound in the diverse topics that it covers and has personally left me with a lot to think about. It is a collection of articles written by Mohsin Hamid for various publications o...

Louise rated it ★★★★☆

January 25, 2016

Having been born in Pakistan and having spent the greater part of his life in the US and the UK, Mohsin Hamid is able to bridge the cultural divide. His perspective is rare and valuable. He understands the US point of view and explains how it is heard and realized in Pakistan. The essays are divid...

Zak rated it ★★★★☆

January 26, 2018

A heartfelt series of essays which have appeared before in various publications. These articles span more than a decade and encompass the years he studied and worked in New York, London and Lahore. I have read all of Hamid's fictional works before, 'Moth Smoke' and 'How To Get Filthy Rich in Risi...

Samra rated it ★★★★☆

January 05, 2015

I cannot believe that I actually enjoyed reading this book - or rather collection of Hamid's previously published articles based on his life, emotions and experiences!! (I am not a fan of Mohsin Hamid's work!!) Oddly speaking, the articles narrated in the book are a good relatable read ... Atleas...

Bettie☯ rated it ★★★☆☆

December 05, 2014

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Bloodorange rated it ★★★☆☆

October 27, 2015

I'm quite happy to have had the opportunity to read that, but out of eight essays I found best/ useful and was ready to scan, six were easily available online. Frustrating.

Pgchuis rated it ★★★☆☆

March 12, 2015

I haven't read any of Hamid's fiction, although I plan to try "The Reluctant Fundamentalist", but the premise of this book interested me. In the end, though, I was disappointed. The section dealing with his life was mildly interesting, but superficial. He identifies with Pakistan as home, but is...

Daniel rated it ★★★★☆

April 01, 2015

Full Review: https://misanthropester.wordpress.com... After reading The Reluctant Fundamentalist, a novel that gripped me in the same way Albert Camus had (Hamid’s novel is written in a similar 2nd-person style as Camus’s The Fall), I became an admirer of Mohsin Hamid’s fiction. However, I was nev...

Tawseef rated it ★★★☆☆

December 07, 2014

I have to admit to being disappointed by the collection. Its quite interesting how the way we respond to pieces of work is dependent on the format they appear in. Many of these articles and 'dispatches', I would be quite content to read and consume in a newspaper or literary magazine, but when th...

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