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Critical Review by Brijraj Singh

SOURCE: "The Fiction of Anita Desai," in Humanities Review, Vol. 3, No. 2, July-December, 1981, pp. 40-3.

In the positive review of Clear Light of Day below, Singh discusses Indian elements in the novel as well as the themes of memory and familial relationships.

A friend said the other day that Anita Desai's latest novel [Clear Light of Day] seemed to be derivative of Virginia Woolf. I do not agree. Any novel that seeks to evoke moods and atmosphere, that mixes memory and yearning in almost equal proportions, and illuminates a consciousness that is conscious above all of itself; any novel, moreover, which, in lighting up this consciousness, brings the protagonist to a crisis and then resolves this crisis through an experience of art which further enlarges her consciousness, is bound to have affinities with Virginia Woolf. But here all resemblance ends...

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