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JHABVALA, Ruth Prawer. A Stronger Climate : 9 Stories. New York : W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., (1968). First US Printing. Pp (14),11-214,(6). 8vo, purple cloth spine with navy blue paper-covered boards, gilt lettering to spine.
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, CBE (b. May 7, 1927, Cologne, Germany – d. April 3, 2013, New York City) was a German-born British and American novelist.
A collection of nine short stories by the Indian author.
"The nine stories in A Stronger Climate represent her second collection. Once again she proves her mastery as she probes Indian sociey, revealing its comedy, its pathos, and its gentle resistance.
All the stories are about Europeans in India. India. The first section is called The Seekers, and is primarily about people who look to India for something that Europe has failed to give them. They are attracted by the stronger climate, the stronger colors, the, stronger personalities they find in India. They want to enrich themselves emotionally or spiritually. [...]
The second section, The Sufferers, is about the Europeans who have stayed too long. Everything they once found beautiful and fascinating has turned sour. They are experiencing the bitterness of being old in a country they now discover to be implacably alien to them.
Perhaps what all the stories in this volume say, finally, is that the Indian climate is not only stronger than that which Europeans are accustomed to; it is in the long run more than they are constitutionally able to bear. " from the dj.
I. The Seekers :
"In Love with a Beautiful Girl",
"The Young Couple",
"A Spiritual Call", and
"A Young Man of Good Family".
II. The Sufferers :
"An Indian Citizen",
"Miss Sahib", and
"The Man with the Dog".
Very good in rubbed, nicked, corner-clipped unclipped dustjacket. 35.00
Title: A Stronger Climate: 9 Stories. First American Edition in dustjacket
Publisher: W. W. Norton and Company, Inc., New York, 1968,: 1968
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