2020, Me and Literature.

I started this blog more than 5 years ago, I write only a few pieces a year and I often wonder at how so many people all these years have been so nice to read and comment on what I write. Sometimes I meet new people in real life who found my blog through one source or the other, it’s a very small section, but this is the most unexpected direction I get happiness from. All I have invested are my patience and thoughts, but I think what I have got in return has always been more than my investment

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2020, THE year has entered its last month and we have little idea how different will the next year be. But unlike the initial months, I think most of us are more optimistic now, many have found ways to work in this new atmosphere. The year has finally given me some happy returns in my academic life.

I started this blog more than 5 years ago, I write only a few pieces a year and I often wonder at how so many people all these years have been so nice to read and comment on what I write. Sometimes I meet new people in real life who found my blog through one source or the other, it’s a very small section, but this is the most unexpected direction I get happiness from. All I have invested are my patience and thoughts, but I think what I have got in return has always been more than my investment.

As students of Literature our awareness of our surrounding has been high. We read the history of war, epidemics, plagues, and then we read narratives, experiences in fiction or non fiction. There’s a long and varied reading list related to it. Facing a situation like 2020 maynot be unheard of to us in this field, though of course difficult to accept. Reading has had an impact on our attitudes towards Nature-Culture (without arguments on its dichotomy), but for the others I hope a situation like this makes them aware of how nothing can be taken for granted.

I’ll again wonder as always if anyone reads it to the end and even if there would be just one person, I will find writing this worth it because I will have a reader. I am not putting up any photograph with it, all I want to experience is a reader reading your small work just for its sake.

-Mrinalini Raj (3-12-2020)

45 Comments Add yours

  1. Very nice write-up.As Rene Descartes has rightly said ” Reading of all good book is like a talking with finest man of the centuries”.Have a nice day Mrinalini.

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    1. True. Thank you

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  2. haoyando says:

    Love your videos of poetry. Always.

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    1. Thank you so much

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  3. shadawss shadawss says:

    I think Shakespeare dedicated his works for two people. Both this dedication is still now keeps in discussion..! It is believed that his ideologies are still relevant….

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    1. Yes…and one of the biggest reasons why there is a probability that he could have been a homosexual

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      1. shadawss shadawss says:

        It’s strongly believed that he is homosexual through dedicating to a unknown person. It’s little bit revolutionary to speak about the topics like this. I have read some books and seen movies. What makes literature special is when writers are ready to share ready to share the topics like this. This will help us to discuss about it openly. I still remember the class taken by our professor about the probability that he could have been a gay and about homosexuality… this helped me to read more books and to see more movies about this topic

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        1. shadawss shadawss says:

          I watched your your tube channel. Your work is excellent

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        2. Thank you so much!

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        3. shadawss shadawss says:

          Welcome. Keep sharing and keep in touch

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  4. Lahoucine Elassry says:

    Interesting post

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  5. Lahoucine Elassry says:

    Sensational blog

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    1. Thank you for going through

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  6. Daniel Kemp says:

    I read it and thought it to be very good

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    1. Thank you so much for reading!

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  7. Loku says:

    I want to hear what people say from deep in their heart. What you have to tell me?

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  8. I am grateful for your words and effort. I had not read Robert Frost for years. Thank you for reminding me of how great his work is. It was also beautiful to HEAR you read his work. Being read to is comforting. I do not listen to audio books. There is something about holding an author’s work in your hands. It’s somehow physically being connected but you reading to me brought back a memory, though faint, of being read to as a child. THANK YOU FOR THAT MOMENT.
    With great appreciation, VICTORIA

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    1. Thank you so much..means a lot to me..feels like me putting all these efforts is worth it..
      Do susbcribe for more videos…your comments motivate me to pursue my work

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      1. You ate welcome. Continue the work you have begun.

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  9. Gibberish says:

    Many of us have rediscovered the joy of reading and writing in the past one year….I am definitely one of them..maybe the only good thing that has come out of this situation.. 😊👍🏻

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  10. Anniqua Rana says:

    I also love writing and literature. The past year reading has been a great escape from the turmoil around us.

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  11. When I was about 7 my teacher said we should read three books a week. Obviously my choices were shorter then, but Mum took us to the public library every week so I could comply. 70+ years later I have seldom passed a day without reading.

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    1. That’s the best habit one can have.

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  12. Vineet says:

    We will keep on reading, till writers like you keep on writing.

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  13. oneta hayes says:

    Thank you for reading my post “Sadie Becomes a Lady” and for leaving a like which I have followed back to you. We writers always value readers!

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  14. katelon says:

    I’m a random poster, too. I love reading and have been enjoying free book boxes as they lead me to books I wouldn’t have sought out otherwise. I’ve especially enjoyed the historical fiction ones as they give me a glimpse to times past. Take care and enjoy your holidays!

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    1. Thank you so much

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  15. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    YOWZA—HOORAY!!! FOR ALL THIS BLOGGER’S EFFORTS!

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    1. Thank you 🙂

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  16. Reading what others perforce pour onto paper is a blessing to the reader. Thank you for writing. God bless you.😄❤

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    1. Thank you so much

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      1. You are welcome. 😄❤

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