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|
|Number of Pages||:||240 pages|
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...
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...
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...
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...
December 05, 2014
(view spoiler)[Bettie's Books (hide spoiler)]
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...
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...
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...
February 04, 2015
This is the first non-fiction book I've read.
I've read Mohsin Hamid's debut fiction novel 'Moth Smoke' previously.
Honestly speaking, I couldn't really get into the story back then. There were only a few elements that I enjoyed.
'Discontent and its Civilizations' explains Hamid's real life encou...
April 29, 2015
I picked this book up accidentally while meandering through an unfamiliar section of Barnes and Nobles. I'm really glad I did. Reading the introductory essay persuaded me to buy the book and every essay impressed me in some manner.
Hamid writes with a fluid, dynamic tone; his writing is full of h...