The story revolves around a courtesan named Kalavati in Pravaraputra, modern day Srinagar who is in distress as her guardian (also her grandmother) is dead, and as a result, her business is suffering.
Its a collection of nostalgic, erotic poetry taken from around a thirty-six period of Cavafy’s life which also explains the longing in some of the poems.
Set in post World-War 2 Japan, Yukio Mishima’s novel The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea is a disturbing yet compelling read.
When people ask me – when did I start reading? or how did it all start? My only answer is that it wasn’t an overnight process.