Anita Desai is one of India’s foremost writers. She has written numerous works of fiction, including Clear Light of Day (), In Custody (), and Fasting. Editions. Journey To Ithaca . Anita Desai · Paperback · Ebook. View more editions. Buy from Buy from – arrow icon. Hive · Waterstones. In trying to unravel the reasons for a young man’s search for spiritual realisation, this book combines the ambitions of a literary work with the.

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I agree, Bombay has gotten disgusting over the years but during the years described in the book, I know for a fact, that its near impossible. Write a customer review. The characters were painfully difficult to relate to and I’m unsure if this was the author’s aim and the story jourrney inappropriately unresolved. I expected a spiritual journey for the reader along with its characters but this one seems to be going nowhere.

To ask other readers questions about Journey to Ithacaplease sign up. I wanted to talk about this book after I read it, so it definitely stuck with me. Yet she cannot bring herself to abandon Matteo, though she is left increasingly puzzled and then angry by this elusive search. After giving birth to a son and a daughter, both of whom she raises ddesai the ashram, Sophie flees with her children to her fo Italian villa.

Journey to Ithaca is a story about seeking, the all-consuming urge to go on a pilgrimage, in the hope of finding spiritual realisation; the seeker wanting itnaca a spiritual union with a greater spirit or truth. Matteo and Sophie join the s flight of young Europeans to India.


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Share your thoughts with other customers. Perhaps the author’s other novels like “Baumgartner’s Bombay” or “In Custody” are more accessible, less obscure.

Preview — Journey to Ithaca by Anita Desai. In telling what happens to Matteo and Sophie and the mother, Anita Desai gives us a novel of great richness, an extraordinary vision of a country, and a compassionate portrait of people struggling to find a spiritual home. Jan 11, Jodi rated it liked it. Stay in Touch Sign up. Another novel, another journey In his boyhood, Matteo is drawn to the spirituality of the East.

Matteo and Sophie travel to India where he searches for spiritual enlightenment while she sulks in boredom and disdain. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Sometimes it is just better that way – not knowing what really happens next and leave it up to the readers to make out an ending. Caroline was sent to a convent school in Milan and Matteo to a school in Turin which had been recommended by his uncle.

Give me rationality every time.

Moreover, it felt like either of them were not mature enough to recognize the people they were with. Jul 26, Ali rated it liked it. Here are some of my personal thoughts on the themes. Want to Read saving….

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AND a proper ending, pleaseLl. I can’t believe I actually finished it.

Dec 27, LeeLee rated it liked it. Feb 01, Cathy rated it did not like it. This is absolute non-sense.


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I always found ashrams to be intriguing and the setting moving into such an journfy and depicting its story appealed to me. Jul 12, Bookish Indulgenges with b00k r3vi3ws rated it really liked it Shelves: Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. The opposite-mentality characters were well brought out and so was the setting of India from the viewpoint of a Westerner, with drsai magic and the mysticism very prominent.

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Interesting, thoughtful story about seeking, and sometimes finding, set in europe and india. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to kourney updates through seller support? She is more of a believer of love which is ithacq she is willing to follow Matteo to every corner of the earth even though their beliefs and needs are so different at this point.

In Paris, as a young student, Laila realises that what draws her always is some kind of passion — one not just of celebration but also the passion of renunciation. Books by Anita Desai. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

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