Anti-Edit - Sunil Sharma

Sunil Sharma
... and the November issue carries--- hmm! --- well, too stale by now, a beginning of this type, every month, for months together; beginnings and they can flummox even the best of the writers!

Look at this fragment from an iconic beginning:
---and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don't feel like going into it. 
(The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger)
Sometimes, you just don’t feel like going into it, yet you have to, as Salinger/Holden Caulfield does or is it simply Salinger? Or Holden? Or the reader?

Well, well. Hmm! Difficult to surmise.

But the fact remains. Sometimes not into the mood for it. Well, well, that can be an innocuous query for the ad-copy for an aphrodisiac- product also.

But the fact remains---sometimes you do not want to go into it---office or party or simply any chore.

The problem? Well, well, as an editor, itemizing everything; neat labeling! Here is the current issue and there is--- that kind-of-thing.
Routine is a killer.
Or, sometimes.
Boredom is a killer too!
Look at this, from the venerable Barthes:
---Boredom is not far from bliss: it is bliss seen from the shores of pleasure.
(The Pleasure of the Text)
Well, well. Hmm!
Should not the Constant Reader find out what is there out in the open, hmm, within the first and last page?

Yes, my dear, it is Oscar Wilde!
The Master.

Setu wishes to revive the classics for a cynical market glutted with best sellers that get replaced fast by another batch of Top-10 or 20 or 100 books, in an endless cycle of promotion and deletion.

Oscar Wilde did not need any market or a PR agency. His exceptional talent did the talking and he captured the spirit of a nation through his fine writing. He breathed his last on this very day, 117 years ago, on November 30, 1900 at the age of 46.

Let us all celebrate that artistic vision, style and dedication to writing by reading this profound work of art that continues to speak to every subsequent generation of truth seekers.

It is our heritage, such kind of works!

The rest of the features, as usual, will make your time worth the visit here.
Keep on coming…

Thanks and best wishes.
Bye, for the time being…

Editor, Setu,
Kalyan, Mumbai Metropolitan Region, Maharashtra  (India)

1 comment :

  1. Love this editorial, let's keep breaking the ROUTINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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