Ghalib Epistemologies of Elegance
Publisher: The Little Book Company
2250 .00 RS
Azra Raza and Sara Suleri Goodyear
Few poets in translation can express the sorrowful beauty of human nostalgia so powerfully as Ghalib. In this inspired commentary upon the great poet’s way of knowing, there is a continuous sense of deep love for the text and a kind of ecstasy of apprehension. A reader, who like myself lacks Urdu, cannot do better than to possess the work of Azra Raza and Sara Suleri Goodyear. Harold Bloom
Azra Raza is the Chan Soon-Shiong Professor of Medicine and Director of the MDS Center at Columbia University. A practicing oncologist seeing 30-40 cancer patients weekly, she also directs a basic cancer research lab. She worked with President Clinton designing Breakthrough Developments in Science and Technology and with VP Joe Biden for the Cancer Moonshot initiative. Her latest book, THE FIRST CELL: And the human costs of pursuing cancer to the last was published in October 2019. Her life is devoted to early detection and prevention of cancer. Her co-author Sara Suleri Goodyear was born in Karachi, Pakistan. She taught English Literature at Yale University for thirty years. She is the author of Meatless Days, The Rhetoric of English India, Boys will be Boys and co-author (with Dr Azra Raza) of Ghalib: Epistemologies of Elegance.